The view is looking northwest at the west end of the 163rd Street Shopping Center. The Wometco Theatres were an add-on to the original shopping center which was completed in the mid to late 50's. The large Richards Department store is visible in the mid-right foreground along with the small J. C. Penney store facing 163rd Street on the right side. I believe there's a Firestone dealer to the right (east) of the theatres. The shopping center was surrounded by the City of North Miami Beach but it remained in unincorporated Dade County with the county providing police protection.
The 163rd Street Shopping Center was open-air for many years and they installed the high watertight fabric roof over all the walkways and air-conditioning in 1979. It was then renamed "The Mall at 163rd Street." There was a large Jordan Marsh department store on the east end, a large Burdines department store in the middle and the Richards department store on the west end. For many years there was a kids' amusement park in the middle between Burdines and the front parking lot where kids had a variety of rides to choose from including a miniature train. There was originally a Food Fair supermarket at the northeast corner of the shopping center and it may have turned into another supermarket chain but the location turned into a Service Merchandise for years.
The newer fancier Aventura Mall that opened in 1983 several miles to the northeast drew most of the shoppers away from 163rd Street which was suffering from a changing neighborhood. Richards had died years before and their area turned into a giant two or three level food court with a large open center around the escalators for a while. There were numerous small stores interspersed with the food vendors and it was attractive but ultimately failed. Jordan Marsh became part of Allied Stores and the Jordan Marsh Florida stores were shut down in 1991 with some of the stores merged into Maas Brothers which later became Burdines. At 163rd Street the Jordan Marsh was sold to Mervyns in 1991 and has since been demolished. Burdines resisted the move to Aventura for years but finally gave up and built a new store at Aventura years after the mall opened.