Friday, May 11, 2007

August 4, 1976 Store List

I went to the library and looked at an article about Carolina Circle Mall's grand opening from the Greensboro Record. Taken from that article, I present to you a complete list of stores that were open on that memorable August 4, 1976 day.

  1. Belk
  2. Ivey's
  3. Montgomery Ward
  4. Electronic America
  5. Chick-Fil-A
  6. The Karmelkorn Shoppe
  7. Orange Julius of America
  8. Carlyle and Co.
  9. Kay Jewelers
  10. Gordon's Jewelers
  11. Radio Shack
  12. Kinney's
  13. Thom McAn
  14. Butler's
  15. County Seat
  16. Foxmoor
  17. Camelot Music
  18. Ridgeway Optical Co.
  19. General Nutrition Co.
  20. K&K Toys
  21. Walden Book Co.
  22. Champs

Well, there you have it. Some stores didn't last long and some stores like Camelot Music (20 years) and Montgomery Ward (25 years) lasted a good long run. I've said it before and I'll say it again. Wednesday, August 4, 1976 was truly the beginning of an era.

Other things found at the library include a 1972 artist rendering of what Four Seasons Mall might look like and Wendover Avenue under construction in the '60s.

1 comment:

Steven Swain said...

That's a great find. I remember a lot of those stores being there back in the day.