Mobile-based Gayfer's anchored the northeast side of METROCENTER between the mall's March 1978 dedication and April 1999.

Our first METROCENTER layout is dated 1979. The gargantuan 1,250,000 square foot retail venue was promoted as the largest shopping mall between Atlanta and Dallas.

An aerial of METROCENTER. That's the Interstate 220 / US 49 freeway on the right.
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