Westview Village Shopping Center opened in 1957 and has over 300,000 square feet of space. This shopping center has one large subdivided anchor space and a small center mall space. The shopping center is nearly full and still looks much like it probably did in the 1950's with the exception of different stores. It is a real treat to see a shopping center like this one in 2014 (when these photos were taken) thriving and doing well.
The subdivided anchor has a Vegas Buffet, Michaels, and Hancock Fabrics. This anchor was a Cox's Department store with two levels. That store opened with the center and closed in 1995. It appears that only the first level is being used for the current stores.
The sign for the center mall portion of the shopping center.
Here is the outdoor center mall portion which houses mostly offices and services.
The mall portion is not climate controlled, but has good ventilation and was breezy despite the heat outside. This is the view from the main entrance to the back.
Now here is the view from the back entrance to the main entrance.
The entrance to the central mall portion of the shopping center. Check out the retro letters and signage.
Here is the road sign for the center.
At the other end of the mall we have a Pep Boys and Cavender's along with more small shops.
As an added bonus, here is the retro Arby's just down the street. Not many of these old Arby's signs have survived.
There was another nearby mall that was mostly demolished in the early 2000's called the Lake Air Mall. The Lake Air Mall now exists as a shopping center and you cannot tell it was ever a mall. The Lake Air Mall opened in either 1957, 1962, or 1962 depending on who you ask. I may cover this center in the future, but for now this is the end of the Waco/Kileen/Temple area coverage.