GetUrban wrote:RockHarbor wrote:I don't think the north wing was specifically built for Dillards, but in the original late 80's remodel, a double-story wing was designed & added to the north, anchored by a department store, which was Dillards. (Being just in 6th grade when the new Crossroads opened, and living out in suburban Millard, I didn't know anything about Crossroads, or knew it even existed before that. I just knew Westroads. I can still remember driving up 72nd w/ my family, and seeing the white funnels, and my parents saying something about the "Crossroads has been remodeled", and all of us gawking at it. Thus, I remember being excited about a new mall in Omaha. Westroads was still brown & not remodeled, Mall of the Bluffs & Oak View were not built yet.)choke wrote:RockHarbor wrote:One thing I will miss about Crossroads when it is bulldozed is that tall arch of smokey/bronze glass on the old Dillards store. I love seeing that from 90th & Dodge. I wish they would take those panes, and put them on Oak View's Dillard store (Which to this day, still confuses me, why there are blah cement arches there, not mirrored-glass or smoky/bronze glass. Who does that?). Lol. You all talk about politics, money, and technicalities... I always talk about aesthetics. Both are important.
Was that originally a Dillard's? I don't remember if that wing was specifically built for them or not?
The Dillards wing was originally built for Younkers, then Dillard bought them out, if I'm not mistaken.
Rock Harbor, I agree that the NW corner of 72nd and Dodge is a big disappointment, if it remains a parking lot. There at least needs to be something nicer at that corner, like a park or plaza, if it can't have a building right up near the street. The renderings look promising for the rest of the development though, IMO.
We agree finally! Getting a screen shot of this maybe -- a Kodak moment, for sure! Choke: You're correct about Younkers/Brandeis & Dillards. Dillards must have signed a deal when Crossroads was being remodeled & expanded in the late 80's. Correction: I meant Lakewood Commons in Lakewood, CO (not Lakeland, CO) is something to take a look at, as it is similar to the plans at Crossroads. It was also built in 60's suburbia after a dead mall was cleared out.