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Old 11-08-2006, 06:18 PM
 
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Wonderland Shopping City the oldest indoor shopping mall in San Antonio. It opened in 1960 at the intersection of Loop 410 and Interstate 10. In 1981 it had some renovations done on its western edge and was renamed Crossroads Mall.

I'm wondering if anyone remembers what was located in the wing that is now Stein Mart. The area above the movie theater and food court. I think it used to be a small wing with a hallway leading to the parking lot and shops on either side. I think there was a restaurant there. This must have been late 80's or early 90's.

Does anyone remember this?
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Old 11-08-2006, 09:17 PM
 
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Wasn't there a Handy Andy there? That would have been in the 70's-80's.
I know Burlington used to be Frost Bros. but that's at the other end.
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Old 11-08-2006, 09:50 PM
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Wonderland Mall (now Crossroads Mall) in 1962:

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Old 11-08-2006, 10:08 PM
 
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The Handy Andy was located where a hobby/crafts store is now, on the southwest corner.

The Stein Mart is a newer wing on the northwest corner. But I thought it used to be something else for a while.

The old northwest corner was a Christian bookstore (just outside of Montgomery Ward) until 1981, then Crossroads came into being. There was an indoor Christian bookstore called Scripture Stall that was there until the late 90's. It may have been the same store, relocated.
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Old 11-09-2006, 06:07 PM
 
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Not much there now except the Bijou and Target.
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Old 11-09-2006, 07:29 PM
 
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The Target's not even a true anchor because it's outside of the mall. I wonder if they are ever going to open up an access to the mall. It seems like that would do wonders for it.

The malls as I remember them have been replaced by Walmart as far as shopping goes. But the malls were also more of a hangout. I heard that Wonderland used to be a major hotspot in the city. It's hard to believe now.
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Old 11-10-2006, 02:46 AM
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Directory list:

http://www.crossroadsofsanantonio.co.../mallinfo.html
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Old 11-19-2006, 12:33 AM
 
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Frost Bros...now there was a quality store...not many left like it these days...
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Old 11-21-2006, 01:03 PM
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I remember Wonderland...it used to be the only "mall" in NW San Antonio back in the 60s and 70s (not counting North Star/Central Park which were further east on 410).

I actually have an old post card I bought years ago that shows a pic of Wonderland in 1962. The area north of it off I-10 is completely undeveloped with rolling hills and trees!! That might have been the pic that was posted earlier that now cannot be seen in this thread. I posted it in another forum some time ago but I'll see if I can post it again.
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Old 05-01-2007, 07:01 PM
 
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Default Some other memories of Wonderland Mall

I remember there was a Woolworth's there (My mom called it the five and dime) as well as a Baskin Robbins ice cream shop.

Also on the back side of the mall, near I-10 going towards Balcones Heights, there was a Whopper Burger there that made great burgers.

Also, I recall that each Halloween there used to be a makeshift haunted house, about where the VIA station is now.

Boy, memories coming back now. I remember the Wonder theater where Dave and Busters is now. I saw "The Spy Who Loved Me" and "Star Wars" there in 1977. I remember the theater has gold colored seats.

Also, in the 90s, there was a seafood restaurant called Ports O' Call there by the access road to I-10 coming from Fredericksburg.

It is great to read these other posts as they bring back tons of memories of my childhood growing up in Inspiration Hills then Oak Hills off of Callaghan Road.

Thanks,

Ray
Norfolk, VA
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