Monday, October 03, 2016

1996 Antique Car Show Video

Now here’s something I’ve been after for many many years. This is actual video footage inside Carolina Circle Mall. This was recorded on Sunday, May 5th, 1996. Hopefully we can find more footage from the mall like this someday.

Antique Car Show May 1, 1996

Also, here’s the newspaper ad that advertised this very same show!

Welcome Back!

Carolina Circle Mall 40th Anniversary

Been awhile, huh? Well, the reason behind the lack of updates here at the Carolina Circle City blog is simple. Microsoft stinks. For the last several years, I have made all of my posts using “Microsoft Live Writer”, which worked brilliantly for many years…until it decided to no longer play nicely with Google accounts.

Thankfully, I have found another program that’s based off Live Writer, except the darn thing actually works! This program is called “Open Live Writer” and discovering it has really saved me, meaning posting will resume.

2016-08-06 15.34.13Anyway, what’s new in the world of Carolina Circle Mall? Well, the big thing to talk about is the 40th anniversary party that was held at Monk’s Cheesesteaks on August 6th this year. It was a small turnout but it was such a blessing to meet all of you folks who went to the mall and even worked at the mall when it was still around. I had a lot of fun there and I hope you did. I know my aunt really had fun there, reminiscing on old times. The photo on the left is of the display I had setup at the party. Again, to those who came and to those who supported it, thank you very much! I really mean it.

Also, I am currently in the planning stages of writing a book about Carolina Circle Mall to potentially have published. It's not going to be a boring history book about the mall but instead, a book detailing memories and experiences people had at the mall. Because of this, I am looking to sit down and interview people who worked at the mall and/or visited the mall very regularly when it was opened. If you are interested, please let me know. Your input will be GREATLY appreciated. This is something I've been wanting to do for years and I'm now determined to make it a reality. If you’re interested in helping, email me at

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Picture of the Day: 11/15/2015


Here are some people standing on the Ice Chalet sometime in the 1980s.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Picture of the Day: 11/14/2015


Here’s an interesting picture of a tree with the Carousel standing behind it sometime in the early ‘90s. This picture was taken from inside Monk’s.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Picture of the Day: 11/13/2015

Carousel Early '90s 2

Here is a really good shot of the Carousel sometime in the early ‘90s. Really brings back memories.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Picture of the Day: 11/12/2015


Here’s a great photo of the outside of Monk’s Cheesesteaks and Cheeseburgers sometime in the 1990s. Part of either Circle CafĂ© and Deli or Subs and Spuds can be seen on the far left of the picture.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Picture of the Day: 11/11/2015


Here’s a photo of the talking reindeer exhibit taken sometime in the 1980s. I think my cousin used to be a part of this.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Picture of the Day: 11/10/2015


Here’s an interesting shot of the Carousel taken from Monk’s, presumably taken in the early morning hours since it’s not running. Photo was taken sometime in the early ‘90s.