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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

[Iroquois Mall] My Idea of a Perfect Retail Timeline: Part 1.

          This is part 1 or only a 2 part series featured about my fictitious town of Iroquois, New York, and the 40 year shopping history of it. Being that this is part 1, I will only be sharing the mall design and blue prints of it, part 2, I will showcase the time line of store history and shopping, not yet ready to unveil.

          This was a small project of mine that came about on a Saturday while it was raining, and I was testing my recently installed Microsoft Word application on my computer. I designed a very commonly styled mall of the 70's, and a basic map of streets and stores that would basically show over time, the development, or a small town, the highs and lows of the economy and to really simulate how what a modern shopping center started from when the big shopping boom happened in the 1970's, when anyone opened a chain store that the public would shop at.

Really nice little 3 anchor mall, the national chain, regional chain, and local chain stores, a grand entrance, seen below, and a series of skylights inspired by the Rolling Acres Mall fountains with the 12 tree's center court.

Guess what anchor stores I picked as the location of the mall, and decade of opening, and style of the stores.

Thank you for reading and remember to ask questions and do not forget to comment below, also do not forget to check out Trip to the Mall on Facebook.


  1. I'm really late to the draw on this one. OK, I'm guessing.

    It opened in 1975 with Sears, J.C. Penney, and a strong regional department store. Competition took its toll starting soon after a "redecoration" in the mid-1980s that added a food court...and by the late 1990s, it was past its prime. By 2003, it was maybe 25% vacant, with the J.C. Penney now a Burlington Coat Factory. The regional department store became a Macy's in 2006...and in 2008 the mall closed, except for Burlington Coat Factory and Sears. Sears closed around 2011 and in 2012, the mall was demolished for a new Wegmans and Target, leaving the still-operating Burlington Coat Factory intact and renovated.

    Did I win? :)

  2. Fairly accurate detail on what happened to Iroquois Mall.