Saturday, February 04, 2006
The Neighborhood Pictures
Carolina Circle City isn't just about Carolina Circle Mall, it's also about the Carolina Circle Area. The mall was neighbored by stores like Toys R' Us, K-Mart, Craftsmen Studio, Color Tile, McDonald's, Taylor's Discount Tires, Bojangles, Shoney's, Wendy's, Golden Corral, etc. Most of those stores closed about the same time the mall closed, but a few have survived.
I went out to that area today and took some pictures for your viewing pleasure as well as the latest construction of the Wal-Mart.
The K-Mart was a big store that was given life by Carolina Circle Mall in 1976. Unfortunately, the Blue Light burned out in May of 2002. Because I have many memories of the K-Mart, I was excited to take some pictures of the interior. Don't worry, I didn't go inside. I just looked through the window.
The construction of the new Wal-Mart has been progressing well. I estimate the opening date will be sometime between Summer and Christmas of 2006. That would make it exactly 30 years after Carolina Circle Mall opened.
McDonald's is another goodie. I have many memories of that McDonald's as well like getting Halloween McDonaldland Figures in my Happy Meal around 1993. Sadly, it's under a major renovation and will soon look more 2000's than 90's.
I hope you enjoy these pictures of the sorrounding area.