Thursday, April 01, 2010

Cupertino Square changes name to Vallco Shopping Mall


This just in...

Cupertino Square has officially changed its name, again, to "Vallco Shopping Mall."

We watched the sign guy update the mall directory with a fresh image, complete with the Vallco Shopping Mall name. The name "Cupertino Square" is now just a bad memory.

In addition, Vallco Shopping Mall now has its own url: http://vallcoshoppingmall.com/

Now, they just need to change that dated sign on 280 that says "Vallco Fashion Park."

Enjoy,

Scott

8 comments:

dean said...

I remember this mall when it was one level -- actually one level on the second level. It was very strange to park underneath it and parking was difficult but for some reason this mall had a lot of appeal in it's heyday. I remember there were different themed shopping "courts" throughout the mall that focused on different historical aspects of the area. It was actually very well done. We went there mostly because T.G.I.Friday's was there and they had potato skins and that's what was big in the late 70's. It's good to see a familiar name return.

Kyle B. said...

yay! anybody on Facebook, I encourage you to be a fan of the "Vallco Fashion Park" page. This isn't an advertisement, sorry (lol). Just an honest fan page.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Cupertino-CA/Vallco-Fashion-Park/277545862409

Tupac Chopra said...

I wish I could find some photos of Vallco from before the lower level between Sears and Macy's (then Emporium, after Bullock's) opened. The ramps were much more curvaceous, the halls painted in deeper '70s tones with tree graphics and historical exhibits.
Even then, though, there were escalators to what looked like nowhere, for access to the parking beneath the mall.

Anonymous said...

This might be interesting...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/29638258@N08/4842414178/

Anonymous said...

wait...that didn't work
http://flic.kr/p/8nUD2C

Anonymous said...

Vallco sounds like a name for a trailer park.

Tupac Chopra said...

The signs were finally changed all around the mall exterior earlier this winter, with the Cupertino Square marks covered over or fully replaced with Vallco Shopping Mall lettering. The big neon sign tower by the highway still needs to be refurbished, but at least it's some progress. There is a patch southeast of Sears where the parking lot was torn out to make way for restaurant development, but that's been stalled so long it's just an eyesore and a safety hazard since the farmers market was moved next to it. I wish they'd just replace the pavement.

BIGMallrat said...

I noticed on Thursday that the exterior signs changed to "Vallco Shopping Mall." All except the large sign on 280.
I just wonder how much money the new owners are willing to invest into this property. Will the investment have a payoff? That is the question. I can honestly say that Vallco has reached "deadmall" status, but keep hoping for a turnaround.