From the nearly empty Mervyn's Wing
"Shop San Jacinto Where there's more in Store!", but you have to walk for a while past this sign until you find an open store.
Waldenbooks in the Sears wing.
The wall partially blocking the Mervy's wing is in the distance.
Tears for a Mall" you tube video. All of the images were taken by peeking in windows around the mall.
This is all that you can see of the closed Montgomery Ward wing. The entire wing died off when Montgomery Ward closed in 2001 and the majority of the wing was walled off. Walgreens and the entrance to Bealls were in this wing. Hallmark was also here as well but their store moved to the Macy's wing. Sam Goody and Pacsun were still operating in the small part of this wing that was not walled off, but the only business left is a small power wheel track for the kids. All of the photos below are from the section of the mall that was part of the redevelopment plan that never got off of the ground. This part of the mall has been left to rot away for now with no sign of change.
Through the door of an old (restaurant?) in the closed off wing.
This may have been the garden center of Wards; it looks like you can see into the store through this opening.
The garage of the former Montgomery Wards. Notice the boat parked inside and the Tire Sale sign on the left wall.
Inside of the waiting area for package pickup. Unfortunately this was the only spot where you can see inside of the store. The rest of the entrances are covered up or the double doors have too much reflection to get a photo :(.
Ike or neglect? Former Bealls store closed in 2001 (I think). This store is located in the closed off Montgomery Wards wing. In some of the shots to the left you can see the edge of the former Walgreens store inside of the mall. All sales were final.