I love the aerial shot in the article. Upper Level near Sears. What was neat was that Lyon's was always located with entrances both from the outside and from the store. This allowed them to be open in the evenings and on Sundays, when the Macy's stores were closed. In other projects Wikimedia Commons.
Does anyone remember the S. It was a five-and-dime like Woolworth's on the upper level near Sears. They had an old-fashioned lunch counter the Whirly-Q Lunchette that was even dated in , even though it was brand new.
I don't recall any blue-laws in this state, nor any talk about them. Malls were always open on Sundays in my time, but they closed at 6 on Saturdays until the late Eighties. I also remember the desperate attempt of malls around that time to attract shoppers in a slow economy.
The mall was open until I remember that mall so well! I used to live in Walnut Creek, as a teen, in the 80s. Sunvalley was my hang out. I used to take the bus there all the time. I loved how the mall stayed open later than the malls here in the area where I live now North Augusta,SC. I remember that plane crash well! I was visiting here where I live and was listening to the radio, in the dark, unable to sleep.
They mentioned something about it and I sat straight up in bed. All I could think about was them kids! It happened near the spot where Santa sat at. In fact a couple weeks earlier, my little brother had stood in line there and had his photo taken with Santa! When we got back to WC, and I went to the mall, they had big drapes made of plastic hung over the center of the mall, and you had to walk thru Macys to get to the other side of the mall. Macy's had their carpet all torn out and the place looked horrible.
It was an eerie feeling when you walked thru. I loved that mall! Someday I hope to visit the Bay Area again, to relive the happy memories and I will for sure visit that mall!
Thanks for the pics. I don't remember the mall being closed on Sundays. But then again, I mainly went on Fridays and Saturdays. I remember the malls staying open to like 11 M-F and 10 on Sat.
In SC we have that blue law. We used to have ALL stores closing on Sundays. Now they open at 1. Walmart 24 hours stores grocery side stays open on Sun morning, but the domestic side shuts down. They put a rope across where you can't get thru!
If you are at W-mart shopping for clothes at 11 PM Sat. If I am not mistaken. I might be wrong. But one year we found out at the last min. That is why they have diapers in the baby side and the grocery side. I think I remember that 5 and dime type store next to Sears. Was it on the left side, after passing the escalators? Um, they tried accusing me of shoplifting one day. They told me not to ever go in that store again! I was not stealing. In fact I was counting my money when the lady was calling for help some other kid was stealing.
I told the lady that came up to help to search my bags if she wanted to. IDK why the lady who called for help didn't tell her that it was not me! The Sun valley mall used to be a great place for us to hang out as kids. I was a teen in the 80's and I remember a lot. The stores were so much better than they are today. Now the stores all seem the same.
I remember when I was young the stores in the mall. I know there were a lot more but that's all I can remember. Nowadays take a stroll through the Sunvalley Mall and you will see punk kids with their pants down to their ankles, no money, usually mugging people, no respect for the elderly.
They are usually from Pittsburgh or Antioch and why they don't stay on their ghetto side of the hill is beyond me. Nobody likes you or wants you around. We certainly don't like your music.
Its also annoying when parents let their bratty 15 kids run around and scream, not behave and show no manners or respect. Sun valley used to have a large picture mural of the area at one end on a lower level. It was a picture of the area before development. My parents told me it was tomatoe field before the mall. They moved to PH in It was the place out of town guests like to see.
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