NORTHGATE CENTER opened for business in April 1960 and was completed in stages over a period of 6 years. In this circa-1963 plan, we see that the open-air mall is about half finished. It encompassed 250,000 leasable square feet, but did not have a bona fide anchor store.
NORTHGATE CENTER TENANTS 1963:
J.C. PENNEY / SAFEWAY supermarket / S.S. KRESGE 5 & 10 (with luncheonette) / Aaronson Brothers / American Furniture Company / El Paso County Tax Office / El Paso Times / El Paso Herald-Post / Gilbert's Fashion Apparel / Gunning Casteel Rexall Drug (with luncheonette) / Household Finance Corporation / Little Hawaii Beauty Salon / Paul's Barber Shop / Perry's Laundry & Cleaners / Leeds Qualicraft Shoes / Northgate Chevron (outparcel) / Northgate Community Hall / Northgate Florist / Northgate Turntable / Shain's Quality Jewelers / Sherwin-Williams Paints / Singer Sewing Center / Stein's / Tasty Pastry Bakery / T-Bird Station & Car Wash (outparcel) / Texas State Optical / Thom McAn Shoes / Tony Lama Western Wear / US Post Office / White Stores / Wyatt's Cafeteria