NORTHWOOD MALL faced a formidable rival only a few years after its completion. TALLAHASSEE MALL, only a half mile north of NORTHWOOD, was officially dedicated in 1971.
In the typical big fish swallowing the small fish scenario, TALLAHASSEE MALL was usurped by GOVERNOR'S SQUARE. Built on the capital city's southeast side, the superregional complex opened in 1979.
Photo from http://www.floridamemory.com (State Library and Archives of Florida)
After being bested the two bigger & better Tallahassean centers, NORTHWOOD was repurposed as an office complex. Known as NORTHWOOD CENTRE, it was re-dedicated in 1989. Above, we see a snapshot of the office mall's interior.
Photo from http://www.northwoodcentre.com