Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Drug Emporium Waco Tx

Here is another Drug Emporium store in Waco Texas. This store is set up differently that the other Drug Emporium stores I have visited. The Vitamins Plus is on one side, the general merchandise in the middle and the jewelry/cosmetics/pharmacy on the other side. The middle aisles are lined up from the front of the store to the back of the store. The side aisles are lined up going from the sides of the store as to separate those parts of the store. 
A few photos of the front of the store in the Vitamins Plus department.

Drug Emporium has a large selection of products that would make the chain drugstores jealous. 
The back corner of the Vitamins Plus department.
Looking from the back of the store to the front.
Retro sign at the jewelry counter.
Front checkouts with the old school thank you sign.
A wide view of the store and road sign.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Richland Mall Waco Tx

Continuing with the Central Texas Waco/Temple/Kileen area posts we have Richland Mall in Waco Texas which opened in 1980. This is the largest of the Waco/Temple/Kileen area malls at over 700,000 square feet of space. The mall was undergoing a significant renovation on my visit to a plain vanilla color scheme. 

 None of the malls in this region have much history available online. They will finally get their 15 minutes of fame on this blog. One of the Dillard's stores was formerly a Wilson's/Service Merchandise store, my guess is that the Dillard's Men's store was the one.

Road side sign
Dillard's Women's Store
A two story Sears store.
Dillard's Men's Store
JCPenney with the mirrored glass entrance. As you can see the mall was under construction so I did not get to see much of the finished product.
The JCPenney corridor facing the center court.
The Sears corridor facing the center court.
The Sears corridor.
The former JCPenney auto center.
The other side of the former JCPenney auto center.
The mall entrance near JCPenney.
The JCPenney corridor looking out from the store entrance.
The center court of the mall.
The entrance to the Dillard's Women's Store
An old school food court sign looks out of place with the new remodel scheme.
The directory.
Bonus pictures, Christmas displays at Sears.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Temple Mall, Temple Tx

Here is the Temple Mall, which opened in 1976. This mall is located on the South Loop and 31st street near the hospital and main shopping area of the city. Temple is less than 30 minutes away from Kileen and is also a fast growing area. This mall is almost the exact same size as the Kileen Mall at 550,000 square feet, but has a different layout. There is not much information online about this mall, so I will take guesses on the previous anchors.
We will start with the interior of the mall.
Here is the Dillard's corridor.
Looking from near Dillard's to the food court and Macy's.
The entrance to Macy's which is also the front of the food court.
The JCPenney corridor near the cinema.
The JCPenney corridor facing the opposite direction.
The directory.
A view of the IMAX and cinema entrance.
The front of the Dillard's store up close with the old wood panel front. This is very similar to the Dillard's at the Brazos Mall which was previously a Joske's.
Now let's look at the outside of the mall.
The front of the mall facing the loop.
Macy's, this is the only Macy's in the Waco/Temple/Kileen area.  
A former Steve and Barry's. The front of the store has been modified, but looks like it may have been a Wilson's/Service Merchandise in the past.
The IMAX cinema with the JCPenney.