BRITTS-ANCHORED SHOPPING MALLS:

*NORTHLINE SHOPPING CITY, Houston, TX (1963)
*MANOR EAST MALL, Bryan, TX (1972)
*BOCA RATON MALL, Boca Raton, FL (1974)

Britts, a Spokane-based 5 & 10 chain, was absorbed by J.J. Newberry in the late 1920s. In the early 1960s, the Britts name was revived for a national chain of Newberry-operated department stores. Two of the first Britts opened in late 1962; one at Annapolis' PAROLE PLAZA, the other at Fort Lauderdale's CORAL RIDGE PLAZA. Before the demise of the chain in early 1982, there were stores in Alabama, California, Florida, Maryland, New Hampshire, New York, Tennessee, Vermont, Texas, South Dakota and Washington State.


HESTEDS JUNIOR-ANCHORED SHOPPING MALLS:

*THE CENTER, Omaha, NE (1955)
*HOLIDAY VILLAGE CENTER, Great Falls, MT (1960)
*UNIVERSITY PLAZA, Fort Collins, CO (1964)

Nebraska-based Hested's was founded by E.J. Hested, who opened his first mercantile, in Fairbury, Nebraska, in 1909. The chain eventually extended into Colorado, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana and Wyoming. Lee Stores, of Iowa, South Dakota and Minnesota, merged with Hested's in 1920. The Hested-Lee Stores chain was brought under the Newberrys corporate umbrella in 1960. Soon after, a script logo, with the same font used for nameplates on new Newberrys stores, was introduced.


At its pre-Newberrys peak, Hested-Lee Stores had ninety-six locations. The one seen above was a junior anchor of the UNIVERSITY PLAZA mall, in Fort Collins, Colorado. 
Photo Fort Collins Museum Science Discovery Center Blog