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1960 - Northside Shopping Center a month after opening
16-MAR-1960

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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Don Boyd18-Apr-2010 04:05
Billy, unfortunately those names do not ring a bell with me at all. I worked part-time a few night a week plus weekends and if they were on day shift I never would have seen them. I liked Sears a lot but I'm sure glad I left when I did.

Don
Anita 23-Jul-2009 05:13
Our grandparents lived in Schmidt's Trailer Park practically next door to Northside. I remember it well. Christmas eve and the day after when the stores were closed all the kids would bring their bikes and skates to tool around the empty parking lot and sidewalks.
Robbin P. Learned 05-Jul-2008 19:09
Northside Shopping Center, was The Place To Go, For Years, Until Westland Mall, in Hialeah, Came Along. My Family, and I, and all of My Friends, went there shopping, and Browsing. We always Went To Sears, and Especially to their Candy Counter. And even Sears Coffee Shop, was Real Good, We ate many a meal there. And we also liked the Harvest House Cafeteria there, it was Really Good. And Walgreen's there had a Real good Restaurant, we ate there often, also. And Streeter's Bakery, was Heaven. I personally, always went to Music Makers Record Shop, for Records. My Mom and Grandma, Bought My Brother and I Gant Shirts at Hartley's, and they liked Lerner's, fo Dresses. And we'd always go to SS Kressge 5 & 10, and Grand Union. And I Built Model Cars, and there was a Real Good Hobby Shop there, that I went to , Can't Remember the name of it though. In it's Day, Northside, was The Best, I Loved Going There !!!!!!!