Sunday, January 3, 2016

UPDATE: The deadest of dead malls is gone, razed

And a pond now occupies a large portion of the north end of the parking lot.

Photo taken by Retiring Guy on Sunday, December 27, 2015

Oct 4, 2014 - UPDATE: Among the Deadest of Dead Malls Still Has a Green Roof.

Original post from July 30, 2011

Opened in 1968 as Mid-Cities Mall.

First enclosed shopping center in the Manitowoc-Two Rivers area.

Anchored by J. C. Penney and Montgomery Wards.  Other major stores included Woolworth's, Osco Drug, and A&P.

Adjacent mall, the Edgewater, constructed in 1979.  (And in 2014, it's not doin' so hot.  Photo added.)

After completion of I-43 in early 1980s, the focus of commercial development shifted to Calumet Avenue, on Manitowoc's southwest side.

Montgomery Wards closed in mid-1980s.  The mall's interior closed in 2000.  Penney's remained in business until January 2011.

Penney's facade.

Edgewater Mall, now with less than 50% occupancy, is in left-center background.

Green roof #1.

Yes, those are seagull feathers. 

Green roof #2.

Green roof #3.

Green roof #4.

Green roof #5.

The Hardees' experiment.

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