Crossgates Mall in Albany Grand Opening, 1984! Do You Remember These Stores?
What were you doing on Sunday March 4, 1984? Considering that was over 38 years ago you probably don't remember exactly how you spent your time that afternoon. I could only guess that I was dreading going back to school the next day as I was a senior in high school.
I can tell you that "Jump" by Van Halen was the #1 song in the United States, Ronald Reagan was our President and "Splash" with Daryl Hannah was at the top of the box office on Sunday March 4, 1984. I can also remind you that Crossgates Mall in Albany opened it's doors on that date. Were you there?
In the last 38 years, how many times have you been to the Crossgates Mall? Date nights at the movies, grabbing some food at the Food Court Garden and countless Christmas shopping days. Do you recall which stores were open at the mall in 1984?
Head to Crossgates Mall today and you will find 110 Grill, Apple Store, Carhartt, Foot Locker and many other retailers. I believe that JC Penny and Macy's, which used to be Filene's, are the only stores that have been there the entire time.
Crossgates Mall is the 3rd largest shopping mall in New York State with over 1.7 million square feet of retail space! Developers unveiled their plans to build the mall in 1978 but wouldn't open it's doors for another 6 years.
Scroll through the pictures below and reminisce about what life was like in 1984 and which stores occupied space at Crossgates Mall. I wonder how many of these you remember.