Crossroads Mall; Omaha, Nebraska

One of the earliest enclosed regional malls in the country, Crossroads Mall opened in September 1960, a vision of the development arm of Omaha’s Brandeis department store chain, who purchased the land and organized the mall’s construction. When it opened, Crossroads consisted of two main anchors: a three-level, 110,000 square-foot Brandeis, flanking the eastern end of the mall, and a three-level, 113,000 square-foot Sears on the west end. In between the anchors was an enclosed, climate-controlled hallway called the Arcade Level, featuring about 24 stores and services. According to Mall-Hall-of-Fame, early stores included Walgreens, Goldstein-Chapman apparel, Haney’s Shoes, The Spot Snack Bar, and Woolworths.

Fremont Mall; Fremont, Nebraska

Fremont Mall opened in 1967 along East 23rd Street (Route 30) on the north side of Fremont, Nebraska.  The enclosed mall isn’t very large at 227,000 square feet and serves the immediate Fremont area, drawing from an entirely local population.  It is currently anchored by JCPenney and Gordman’s (A discount, uptrend big boxer much like Marshalls), with a recent […]