Saturday, October 1, 2011

South Park Mall San Antonio

This is the first of two different South Park Mall posts and the first of five new malls to be featured on my blog. Southpark Mall San Antonio is the main mall off of I-35 south and Military that serves the south areas of San Antonio. South Park Mall has Sears, JCPenney, Macy's, Bealls, and Anna's Linens as anchors. The mall is almost full and seems to be too small for such a large population in the nearby area. The closing of nearby McCreless Mall has helped to fuel business at the mall. Mervyn's (the only empty anchor) lasted here until the last round of Texas closings shortly before the company completely closed in 2008. The malls opening date is listed as 1968 on Wikipedia.

The Macy's (Foley's) was added onto the mall in the 1990's.

This is the original section of the mall.

The food court is located just beside the former Mervyn's anchor.

A still active F.Y.E. store; this was the company that took the Sam Goody and Musicland chains over. A bunch of these stores have closed since CD's are losing popularity.

Only one space in the Mervyn's corridor is empty; the rest of the stores are still going strong..
The mall owners covered up the Mervyn's outside entrances with bags, but you can see the inside still has many of the fixtures.

The entrances have a late 1990's style multicolored neon nameplate.

With the exception of the closed Mervyn's anchor the mall is nearly full and busy.

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