A circa-1973 physical layout of NORTHWOODS MALL. Comprising 684,000 leasable square feet, the center was -and still is- the largest shopping option to ever play in Peoria. The 25 million dollar NORTHWOODS was anchored by Carson, Pirie Scott (a.k.a. Carson's) and Montgomery Ward, with J.C. Penney joining the tenant list in early 1974. The mall's parking area could accommodate 3,700 autos.
NORTHWOODS MALL TENANTS 1973 [PARTIAL LIST]:
CARSON PIRIE SCOTT (with Nordic House restaurant) / MONTGOMERY WARD (with Buffeteria snack bar and freestanding Auto Center) / Aladdin’s Castle video arcade / B. Dalton Bookseller / Baker's Shoes / Brooks / Browns Sporting Goods / Burton’s Shoes / Byerly Music / Campus Music Shop / Claire’s Boutique / Evenson’s Card Shop / Fab-N-Trim / Fannie May Candies / Farrell's Ice Cream Parlour / Fast Foto / Florsheim Shoes / Foxmoor Casuals / GNC / Gallenkamp Shoes / Helzberg Diamonds / Honey Bear Farm Cheese & Gourmet Foods / Jeans West / Just Pants / Kay Howard Shop ladies' wear / Kinney Shoes / Konee’s Restaurant / Lane Bryant / Moore Jewelry / Musicland / National Shirt Shops / O’Connell’s Restaurants / Orange Bowl snack bar / Paul Harris / Peoria Inn restaurant / Petrie Shoes / Radio Shack / Regal Shoes / Savings Center Enterprises / Seno & Sons Formalwear / Singer Sewing Center / Sons of Britches / Stride Rite Shoes / Susies Casuals / Thom McAn Shoes / Tie Hut / Zondervan Books