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1960s/70s? - a night time view looking west in the 163rd Street Shopping Center
1960's/1970's Courtesy of Alvin Lederer

1960's/70's? - a night time view looking west in the 163rd Street Shopping Center

163rd Street, Miami, Florida


Thank you to Alvin Lederer for contributing this great old image from a postcard.

Thank you to Jeff Levine for the following information: The Grand Opening of 163rd Street Shopping Center was on November 1, 1956. George Friedlander, founder of Food Fair Stores built a number of shopping centers with his real estate division.

Rumored to have been slated for NE 125th Street in North Miami, but rejected by a city not ready for the increased traffic and business growth, a parcel of former farm land - and an "island" of county property not subject to North Miami Beach taxation, was purchased by Friedlander, and everything came together into what was one of the most popular shopping venues until it's decline in the 1980's.

The opening tenant list consisted of:

Arcade Barber Shop
Arnold's Kiddyland
Bank of Dade County (Nov. 15)
Abe Barnett Luggage and Jewelry
A.S. Beck Shoes
Blessed Event Maternity Shop
Burdine's Department Store
Chandler's Shoes
Chase Federal Savings and Loan Association
Cole's Candy Store
DeLoy of Hollywood, Inc.
Dr. Arthur Eichner, Optometrist
Especially for You Gift Shop
Ferris Grove (Fruit Shipper)
Flair Fashions in Hair
Food Fair Supermarket
Ben Graber's Dress Shop
Grable's Bakery
Graymor Studios & Photo Center
Harmony Music Shop
The Home Mart
The Hub
Johnson's Travel Agency
Junior Town
M.& M. (Bickford's)
Mangel's Department Store
Merchants Green Trading Stamps
New Fairfield Dress Shop
Niagra Massage Equipment
Parson's Bridal Shop
Parician Florist
J.C. Penney Department Store
Pestuggia Shoe Repair & Dry Cleaning
Rabin's Delicatessen
Richard's (opening March 1st)
Samson's
Sarron
Schiff Shoe Store
Slack Bar, Inc.
Stardust Jewelers
Stauffer System Slenderizing Salon
Swim 'n' Sport Shops
Termplan Financing
Three Sisters, Inc.
Walgreen Drugs
Walls Beautiful
Woodrow Store for Men
F.W. Woolworth Co.
Young Fashions


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clifford torres 21-Jun-2014 05:51
man this brings back unbelievable memories my mom would drag me and my brother shopping there before it was mall had little amusement rides to keep us busy when you could leave respnsible kids without worry what a different time it was
Guest 16-Dec-2013 03:54
They had art shows there for local artists. I remember sitting outside the stores with my grandfather while he sold his paintings.
Guest 02-Jan-2013 04:38
We moved to north miami in 1970 I used to go to jfk junior high and I would walk through the mall every day on the way to school.It was a great place.I will never forget it.Wish I could go back. Jim F, Bristol ct
Guest 05-Apr-2012 04:15
sad to see it go ...when I was a kid we went to the moives at 163st mall when I was a kid it was a mall...now it's a HomeDepot
Guest 10-Feb-2012 17:53
I remember walking out of that Woolworth's with a bag of popcorn (10¢) and some guy who was walking in with his wife stuck his hand in the bag and grabbed a handful. Must have been around 1965 or so. Still mad about it.
richiemiami 09-Feb-2012 16:32
I grew up three blocks away so I remember the mall very well. We used to ride our bikes through the mall and get chased by the security. There were some rides there, too. Next to the Cozzolies Pizza

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Guest 26-Jul-2011 17:17
I loved that Woolworth's! In high school I took sewing and I bought a lot of fabric and trimmings in Woolworth's. I remember the kid who lived next door to us bought parakeets from them in the early 70s.
John Maresca 12-Apr-2011 00:53
I used to work at JC Penney on the other side of Burdine's in 1970-71. This brings me right back to that time! Thank you. I would love to go back again...