Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Solano Mall Redux - Vintage Directory
Okay, back by popular demand. Here is a vintage mall directory, probably 1985, of Solano Mall in Fairfield.
The directory shows Sears in its original location and the original configuration of the mall around Sears. That entrance was re-constructed when Sears moved to the space formerly occupied by Emporim-Capwell, and Edwards Cinema joined the mall.
Enjoy the vintage list of stores, such as Chess King and Chick-Fil-A.
Does anyone know why the mall appears to have expected Macy's to build a wider store? I know it's usual for department stores to secure additional area for expansion, but I'm not sure if it applies here.
Also, from the aerial, it looks like the mall section around Macy's and Edwards Cinema is different from the rest of the mall. In fact, the directory shows corridors at the point the building changes shape (such as, becoming narrower). Was that an addition?