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Old 12-28-2010, 07:42 PM
 
Location: SA/Pipe Creek
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here's a pic I took when they were almost done with the demolition a few years back..
Is it just me, or does the man in the lower right hand corner of that photo appear to have cloven hooves? Artiodactyla? I don't have my reading glasses on.

I'm confused. So the Toy Box was not near Woolworth's?
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Old 01-22-2011, 06:47 PM
 
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I worked for Toy Box 82-87. The store was orginally on the Woolworth's side. It moved across the Mall to a smaller space in the early 90's.
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Old 01-23-2011, 01:34 AM
 
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It seems they have a FB page and the store was ran by the Alwais family which now operate gift shops in hospitals.

Alwais Toy Box | Facebook
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Old 01-23-2011, 09:21 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I worked for Toy Box 82-87. The store was orginally on the Woolworth's side. It moved across the Mall to a smaller space in the early 90's.
Ah Ha. That explains all of the confusion. I didn't spend much time at the mall or pay much attention to where the Toy Box was by the 90's. Thanks for clearing that up.
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Old 01-23-2011, 10:50 PM
 
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I actually remember Toy Box being where I remember it at much earlier. Very near the center, if you were standing in the center it was directly northwest, right behind that jewery store, was that a Zales?
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Old 01-26-2011, 05:15 PM
 
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You are right, the second location was closer to the center of the mall. I don't remember what stores were next door to it. After about three years at McCreless, I was transfered to the Windsor Park store. I was not with the company when the McCreless store moved to it's smaller location.
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Old 02-17-2011, 10:31 PM
 
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would you please settle an argument for a group of us....we were debating where The Toy Box was located in the mall.
was it on the side of Lubys or the side of Orange Julius....we know it was down near J C Pennys but we are arguing about the side.

The Toy Box was on the same side as Luby's. I know this because I had a preemie son and I used to buy doll clothes for him at the Toy Box, on a regular basis.
It was near Woolworth's at the JC Penney end of the mall. Orange ulius was at the other end of the mall near Montgomery Ward.
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Old 02-17-2011, 10:45 PM
 
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I had my first savings account through the school (Inez Foster) and San Antonio Savings Association "SASA" in McCreless Mall ~! 1960's.

Taco Hut had the best puffy tacos with guacamole.OMG!
Floyd's is still there. I drove by it the other day. I wonder if there are still any Shakey's Pizza places. LOL They were across from Floyd's.
Gonna Google Shakey's Pizza now
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Old 02-18-2011, 09:33 PM
 
Location: North Central S.A.
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Boy do I miss Orange Julius.
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Old 02-20-2011, 04:03 PM
 
Location: TX Hill Country-Helotes, Pipe Creek/Lake Hills & San Antonio, TX
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Default Memories @ McCreless Mall

McCreless Mall - I remember this mall-I really enjoyed shopping there as a kid. I remember my mom and I would go shopping to JC Penney, Fashion Conspiracy, Brooks, Lerners, Luby's, and Montgomery Wards. The Toy Box was a small store but lot's of fun to visit. I remember it located almost in the center of the mall. Zales Jewelers was another favorite.
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