Between 1983 and '84, the open-air strip center was given a 25 million dollar overhaul. It reemerged as a so-called "Ultra Mall". A 5-plex cinema eventually opened in lower level space. By 1986, the one hundred and forty-store CRESTWOOD PLAZA was one of -if not- the largest enclosed malls in Greater St. Louis.

An aerial view of the newly-refurbished CRESTWOOD PLAZA. The complex now spanned over 900,000 leasable square feet.
Photo / Missouri Postcards & Photos