Pasadena Town Square Mall is now Plaza Paseo. These first photos were taken early in the transition of the mall.
This was taken just before the new signs were put up around the mall. The interior and exterior of the mall were repainted as part of the changeover.
The food court was the first part of the mall to get the new signs.
The Sears to Macys corridor before the changes were made.
The new large sign in front of the mall.
Ventec offices took over the former Dillards.
A look at the same entrance as above with the new signage.
We start the tour at the above entrance near Ventec.
Very strange to see this near an office space. I wonder if they soundproofed the office so you can't hear the mall noise.
Very few businesses operating in this corridor of the former Dillards. The businesses that are down here don't follow traditional mall hours.
The directory has been updated recently.
Walking towards the food court.
I like this mural, you don't see a lot of art in the more successful malls.
The main court with the fountains is nice and airy. The poles and some of the ceiling beams have been painted new colors.
Looking towards the Sears.
Looking towards the food court from across the fountains.
Another peek at the food court.
You have to like the simple detail in the main court of the mall.
The Sears corridor is a popular place to sit and watch televisions on comfy chairs. Sears is now the final large anchor left at the mall. Palais Royal is the only junior anchor left.
Walking from Sears to Macys
The Macy's corridor has a lot of empty space. Zales which was across from Macy's left once Macy's closed.
Macy's closed earlier in 2017. The store is currently vacant.
The former Anna's Linens closed several years ago and is now used for furniture storage. One of the few remaining businesses in this section of the mall sells the furniture.
The furniture store on the right is the owner of the inventory in the former Annas Linens space.
Sears mall entrance
Another photo of the nearly dead corridor going to the former Dillards.
Ventec has kept the former Dillards entrance mostly the same. The inside of the store has surely been completely changed.
Sears the lone survivor of the department store exodus. This Sears was originally located down the street on land that Walmart now occupies.
The future of the mall is very much in doubt after losing Macys. There are very few chain stores left in the mall and the food court is less than half occupied. The Sears store is surprisingly busy and the nearby Southmore retail corridor has been improving, but there are two large abandoned office buildings next to the mall. We will continue to see how things go at this mall.