The mall's original south anchor, Dearborn, Michigan-based Federal's, vacated the complex in 1960. Cleveland's Higbee's chain acquired the building and expanded it. 
Photo from Cleveland State University Library / Joesph E. Cole


Higbee's Westgate opened in October 1961. It was chain's first branch. In this view, we see the freestanding Higbee's Westgate Budget Store.
Photo from Cleveland State University Library / Joesph E. Cole


Above, we have an interior view of Higbee's Westgate, from the mid-1960s. 
Photo from Cleveland State University Library / Joesph E. Cole