On all of my blogs, I will post an FAQ about me and a certain interest. Obviously, since this is Carolina Circle City, the following FAQ will be about Carolina Circle Mall.
Q. What was your favorite version of the mall? Ice Rink Version or Carousel Version?
A. Carousel Version. I grew up going to the Carolina Circle with green/pink and a carousel. Even though I was born after the ice rink years, if it wasn't for the carousel, I wouldn't care about the mall as much.
Q. What was your favorite store?
A. Montgomery Ward. It had everything from your electronics to your apparel. I remember that smell it always had outside and inside. It's too unique to describe. During the demolition, I could still smell it.
Q. Have you ever done anything at Carolina Circle that you've never done again?
A. One time around 1995 or 1996, we bought a patio swing (we still have it) at a kiosk somewhere between the food court and Dillard's. The package was too big to carry out our pickup truck parked in the back of the mall. So we had to go through the emergency exit. Fortunately, the alarm didn't go off. That marked my first and only trip through an emergency exit.
Q. Did any of your first events occur at Carolina Circle?
A. I saw my first movie at the theater at the mall. I believe it was Home Alone 2.
Q. Did you ever eat anything at the mall you wished you didn't eat?
A. Yes. When I was about 5 or 6 after the Carolina Deli closed, they became Subs & Spuds. So I got a sub there, and it was terrible. I might have liked it if were 15, but I hated mayonase and I still hate mayonase.
If you have any more questions, feel free to ask. But please keep it clean. :)