At the time of a circa-1975 layout, NORTHWOODS MALL spans approximately 684,000 leasable square feet, with a parking area that could accommodate 3,700 autos.. Upon its dedication in August 1973, the 25 million dollar mall was anchored by Carson, Pirie Scott (a.k.a. Carson's) and Montgomery Ward. J.C. Penney joined the tenant list in January 1974. Picadilly Circle, a Lower Level mall within a mall, contained 13 tenant spaces.
NORTHWOODS MALL TENANTS 1975:
CARSON PIRIE SCOTT (with Nordic House restaurant) / MONTGOMERY WARD (with Buffeteria snack bar and freestanding Auto Center) / J.C. PENNEY (with Coffee Shop, Beauty Salon and freestanding Auto Center) / Adelyn's ladies' wear / B. Dalton Bookseller / Bacharach's / Baker's Shoes / Book Market / Brooks / Brown's Sporting Goods / Burton’s Shoes / Byerly Music Center / Campus Music Shop / Caren Charles / Casual Corner / Chadband's Keepsake Diamonds / Chess King / Claire’s Boutique / Coach House Gifts / Construction Equipment Credit Union / Cutlery World / Diamond Dave's Taco Company / Dipper Dan Ice Cream Shoppe / Elliot's Children's World / Energy Alternatives / Evenson’s Hallmark / Father & Son Shoes / Federal Travel / Ferdinand's Wigs / Foxmoor Casuals / Frontier Fruit & Nut / Gallenkamp Shoes / GNC / Grizzley's / Hardee's / Helzberg Diamonds / Household Finance / J.R.'s Music Shop / Jade East / Jeans West / Johnson's / Just Pants / Karmelkorn / Kay-Bee Toy & Hobby Shop / Kinney Shoes / Kirlin's / LeCart Goumet / Life Stride Shoes / Maurice's / McQuellon's Imports / Merle Norman Cosmetic Studio / Moeckel's Adidas / Money Center 24 / Motherhood Maternity / Moore's Jewelers / Musicland / National Shirt Shops / Naturalizer Shoes / Noah's Ark / Orange Bowl snack bar / Orange Julius / Otto Matik / Paul Harris / Photo Finish / Pines / Radio Shack / Realty Center / Red Cross Shoes / Regal Shoes / Richman Brothers men's wear / Schradzki's / Security Savings / Seno & Sons Formal Wear / Service Optical / Singer Sewing Center / Skewer Inn restaurant / So Fro Fabrics / Space Age Travel / Stride Rite Shoes / Stuarts Ready-To-Wear For Ladies / Suns of Britches / Susies Casuals / Swiss Colony / Talman Home Federal Savings / Tandy Brass / Things Remembered / Thom McAn Shoes / Tiffany Bakery / Tinder Box Tobacconist / Ups & Downs / Wicks 'N Sticks / Worth's / Zondervan Books
Aladdin's Castle video arcade / B.J. & Company On Hair / Children's Photographer / Crazy Top Shop / Fannie Mae Candies / Flowerama / Garcia's Pan Pizza By The Slice / Garrot Jewelers / Holmes Florsheim Shoes / Midwestern Surveys / Tobin Hughes Jewelers / Wedding Boutique