Tuesday, October 31, 2006

SouthPark | Halloween 1991

SouthPark, Charlotte, North Carolina. "Black widow" balloon spider hovering near the food court, Halloween 1991. (Pat Richardson)

Just in time for Halloween comes these great SouthPark pictures and memories from Patrick Richardson:

In the late 80's-early 90's SouthPark started to do trick-or-treating in the mall. I think it was in response to keeping kids safe. They would play eerie music over the mall's PA and all the stores would give out candy.

The cool thing was that the mall was decorated in all things Halloween. They even had actors dressed as monsters, mummies, ghosts, and witches prowling around the mall. They would usually get around 3,000 kids.

The mid-90's saw the abrupt end of this short- lived tradition.

The tradition may have been short-lived, but it's fondly remembered here at LiveMalls. Enjoy.

SouthPark, Charlotte, North Carolina. An Ann Taylor employee handing out candy, Halloween 1991. (Pat Richardson)

SouthPark, Charlotte, North Carolina. Balloon towers from the mall's Halloween decorations, 1991. (Pat Richardson)

Previously on LiveMalls
SouthPark, The Early Years
SouthPark 1975
SouthPark, circa 1990
The Evolution of the Fountain Court at SouthPark
Belk, SouthPark
Dillard's, SouthPark
Hecht's, SouthPark
Nordstrom, SouthPark
Neiman Marcus, SouthPark

Sunday, October 29, 2006

"You're The Reason"

To celebrate Belk's 100th Anniversary in 1988, associates received a special birthday card which featured a unique collage featuring memorabilia from Belk and Leggett’s' first 100 years in business.

Above is the outside and inside of the card. Below is an original hang-tag banner celebrating the 100th anniversary.

These images come to LiveMalls courtesy of Patrick Richardson.

Find more Belk memories like these in The Belk Archive
SouthPark, Charlotte, North Carolina. Ribbon-cutting ceremony at Grand Opening, 1970. Pictured are anchor department store leaders George Ivey and John Belk. (Pat Richardson)

Find mnore SouthPark memories like this in SouthPark, The Early Years

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Barneys New York, NorthPark Center, Dallas, Texas. Artist's rendering of the exterior facade at the main exterior entrance. (VisualStore)

Barneys New York, NorthPark Center, Dallas, Texas. Artist's rendering of a view inside the entry vestibule. (VisualStore)

Read more about the design of this store at VisualStore