Thanks for those photos! I'm still shocked that Macy's didn't keep both locations at the Tyler Mall during the Robinson's-May acquisition, much like the Promenade at Temecula.. I used to love going into the old Broadway, although it was looking rather ran down before Macy's moved into the May Co building... but I didn't think the old May Co looked much better. I still don't understand the reasoning behind that one. Any news yet as to what they are going to do with the old Broadway?RXSQ wrote:It's the former Weinstock's (sister store of The Broadway) at Fresno's Fashion Fair mall.Dean wrote:This is a funny commercial:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPltz2fu ... re=related
Is the building shown an old Broadway? Looks similar to the Puente Hills and Carson CA former Broadway locations.
Designed by Charles Luckman & Associates, there were at least 3 of these "stacked blocks" stores built for the Broadway-Hale chain: Fresno, CA (Fashion Fair - 1970), Riverside, CA (Galleria at Tyler - 1970) and Citrus Heights/Sacramento, CA (Sunrise Mall - 1972), all of which remain standing today.
The Carson, CA and Puente Hills, CA stores were modified, less eclectic versions of this design.
Below are images of the Fresno and Riverside stores just after they opened in 1970 (images courtesy of Jim Van Schaak):
Weinstock's - Fresno
The Broadway - Riverside
You can see more images of the Riverside store here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/12956306@N ... 523100224/
Oh and welcome to the message board, as I've said before, I am a frequent visitor of your Raincross Square site. My grandparents met each other at Fairmont Park, and both my uncle and my mom were born in Riverside... so it's very nice to see all of the old Riverside photos to help fill in all those countless stories I've heard about living in Riverside way back when.