New York City's W.T. Grant was a tenant in many a mid-century shopping complex. The SOUTHGATE CENTER store depicted here opened in April 1961. Similar to a 5 & 10, but a bit more upscale, the Grants chain went out of business in 1976.


The 10 million dollar SOUTHGATE CENTER encompassed around 620,000 leasable square feet. It was anchored by the city's second Rhodes store (the first being located at COUNTRY CLUB CENTRE). Charter SOUTHGATE tenants included Roos-Atkins, Eagleson's and a Lucky Stores grocery, which anchored the mall's west end.