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Thursday, January 1, 2015

St. Clair Square Mall- (Fairview Heights, IL)

I love this mall...that's all I have to say, but I guess I have to explain why, this mall is the best on this side of the Mississippi River, located in the metro east suburb of Fairview Heights, IL, minutes from St. Louis, St. Clair Square Mall is one of the finest!

Source: Google
The malls current anchor stores are Dillard's, Macy's, Sears, and JCPenney, and is over a million square feet of enclosed shopping possibilities. St. Clair Square is situated at the intersection of Route 159 and Interstate 64, minutes from Downtown St. Louis, there is a lot down here, local St.Louis supermarket chains Dierberg's and Schnucks, Panera Bread is called by its hometown name, St. Louis Bread Co. and Jack In The Box is in Illinois! down here, what a great place to shop.

Illinois Street (RT-159) and the Interstate 64/ RT-50 intersection.
Opening in 1974, and built by The May Co., anchor stores included Famous-Barr, Sears, and JCPenney. Stix, Baer & Fuller built a store in 1979 and shortly after became Dillard's in 1984 when they were sold to them because they could not compete with Famous-Barr; The May Co. St. Louis nameplate.

A food court was added in the early 90s and in 1996 was considered the fifth- largest mall in the St. Louis metropolitan area.

In 2006, Famous-Barr was converted to Macy's.

Here are pictures of the mall from August 2013, a beautiful evening at the mall:

Former Famous-Barr


The Macy's store is one of the most interestingly designed of all May Company Stores, the building is stylized with an angular dome that caps a series of arched, transom windows that shed natural light into the store and creates a clear center point to the stores interior.

From a distance:



This is a rather important mall to the St.Louis area, particularly because of this store, as it captures architectural designs of the modern 60s and 70s shared by other mall in the area, like South County Center in Mehlville, MO and the now demolished Northwest Plaza in St. Ann, MO, as all three were designed by the same guy around the same time.

Other than this, its a great mall that serves a great area filled with die-hard Cardinal fans!

If anyone has any questions, feel free to post and comment below.

Thank you for reading.

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