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Old 10-01-2011, 06:11 PM
 
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I was walking through Wonderland (Crossroads Mall) this morning just because I had not been there in several years. I noticed that there was going to be a new Ross Dress For Less clothing store. It looks as if it will be occupying a large vacant area in the main upstairs mall corridor. I think that might be a big help.

The mall has been suffering ever since Montgomery Wards closed down their stores several years ago, which was a big blow to many malls across the country. That resulted in this mall losing many of its stores because people stopped shopping there after Wards closed.
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Old 10-01-2011, 06:26 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Excellent!
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Old 10-01-2011, 08:10 PM
 
Location: SA/Pipe Creek
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Good news. I really miss Montgomery Wards!
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Old 10-02-2011, 01:44 PM
 
Location: North Central S.A.
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Lord knows SA needs another Ross Dress for Less.
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Old 10-02-2011, 03:50 PM
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Have to agree, SA really doesn't, but the mall sure does. Or something. It's just pitiful in there. Not sure a Ross is going to do much, especially if they allow it to turn in to another Burlington. I'm still scarred from my last visit to that hellhole.
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Old 10-02-2011, 10:39 PM
 
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I saw the sign about the new Ross Dress for Less last week as well! This is great news.

Still, I really hope it sticks around and doesn't go the way of all the stores which have closed there in the mall. It's such a shame that the mall goes empty without much use for retailers nowadays.
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Old 10-03-2011, 01:32 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, Tx
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That mall has been suffering since long before Montgomery Wards pulled out. I was the Asst. Mgr at the Radio Shack from the early to mid 90's and even then there wasnt much to speak of. Other than Jackson and Lujan it was pretty much just a hallway to join MW, Burlington, Hobby Lobby, Steinmart, and Radio Shack. I do miss the Mexican food place that was there at the time that sold burritos the size of footballs for under $2.
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Old 10-03-2011, 05:15 AM
 
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That mall has been suffering since long before Montgomery Wards pulled out. I was the Asst. Mgr at the Radio Shack from the early to mid 90's and even then there wasnt much to speak of. Other than Jackson and Lujan it was pretty much just a hallway to join MW, Burlington, Hobby Lobby, Steinmart, and Radio Shack. I do miss the Mexican food place that was there at the time that sold burritos the size of footballs for under $2.
I guess it was never like North Star or Ingram, at least in my memory. But it wasn't bad from what I remember. I can remember a bookstore, a record/CD store, a pet store, a Christian bookstore. That was in the late 90's. I'm sure there was a lot more, those being just the ones that were of interest to me. And it seemed fairly busy at the time.
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Old 10-03-2011, 11:59 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, Tx
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I guess it was never like North Star or Ingram, at least in my memory. But it wasn't bad from what I remember. I can remember a bookstore, a record/CD store, a pet store, a Christian bookstore. That was in the late 90's. I'm sure there was a lot more, those being just the ones that were of interest to me. And it seemed fairly busy at the time.
With the exception of the Christian book store (Scripture Stall wasnt it?) I dont remember any of those places being there when I worked there. I certainly wasnt saying it should be like Ingram (in its heyday) or Northstar, I just remember the mall being so empty all the time, or if a business moved in, they were gone in a matter of months.
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Old 10-03-2011, 04:22 PM
 
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It's sad what's happened to so many of the malls. The few that are still thriving are too far away, so I rarely go to any mall. I remember the heyday of S.A. malls, when they were full of both stores and shoppers!
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