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1960 - Northside Shopping Center a month after opening

1960 - Northside Shopping Center a month after opening

NW 79 Street and 27 Avenue, Dade County, Florida

The view is looking directly west and depicts a jam-packed parking lot full of thousands of cars. Sears, Roebuck & Company was by far the largest tenant in the shopping center and I worked there part-time from November 1965 to May 1966 and again from November 1970 to January 1973. Northside was the closest shopping center for Hialeah residents and we no longer had to travel to downtown, Sears or Jordan Marsh on Biscayne Boulevard, the Little River area or Biscayne Shopping Center.

Northside was an open-air shopping center with walkways and landscaped patios separating the rows of stores. It was very popular through the 60's and started going downhill in the late 60's/early 70's, especially after Sears opened a new store at the new Westland Mall in 1972.

The vacant area to the west along 79th Street was later occupied by a large Woolco discount store.

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Page Whatley 01-Feb-2011 23:12
Hi, I grew up right down the street. our family lived there from 57-74. I spend many a day at that shopping center and catching snakes in that big lot (cow pasture) It was a great place to grow up. I knew almost everyone in those houses. Thanks so much for posting it. Page Whatley