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Opened in 1997, Redlands Mall is one of the smallest enclosed malls in Southern Califronia with two anchors Gottschalks (former Harris) and CVS (former Sav-on Drugs) and has a total of 24 stores.
Gottschalk's Taken from the parking lot on November 7, 2006. (Andrew Novak Photo)
Sav-on Drugs After CVS conversion. Interior remodel in progess when photo taken on November 7, 2006. (Andrew Novak Photo)
The Central City Mall opened in downtown San Bernardino in 1972 as an attempt to revitilize the downtown area. The mall was built around the existing Harris Department store (opened in 1927) and included a JC Penney and Montgomery Ward. The large mall was never as popular as the nearby Inland Center mall and in the 1980s area gangs made the Central City Mall a hangout. This sent more shoppers to Inland Center and even sent retailers packing. In 1991 the mall was renamed Carousel Mall and a carousel was added in the east end of the mall. This did little to help the property and by the end of the decade the first major anchor would leave. In 1999 the Harris store, recently acquired by Gottschalk's, closed after the new owners purchased the former May Company store at the Inland Center. In 2001 Montgomery Ward closed all it's retail stores including the Carousel Mall location. A couple years latter Penney's would also close leaving the mall anchorless. In late 2006 plans set in motion to tear down the mall, now reduced to a handfull of small stores and large groups of stores converted to office space, and build upscale houseing and shops in the area in an attempt to revitilize the area. The mall was going to be torn down some time in 2007.
Entrance This is a mall entrance on the south side of the mall on November 7, 2006. (Andrew Novak Photo)
Interior An interior shot of the east end of the mall on November 7, 2006. (Andrew Novak Photo)
Montgomery Ward Showing the south side of the store on November 7, 2006. (Andrew Novak Photo)
Montgomery Ward Showing the north side of the store on November 7, 2006. (Andrew Novak Photo)
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