A rendering of Wolferman's, the nation's first Shopping Center Market. It opened in early 1924, at Kansas City's venerable COUNTRY CLUB PLAZA. The upscale food store was also noteworthy for its on-site bakery, which produced the chain's famed English muffins. Wolferman's exited the food retail business in 1972.


A photo of Washington, DC's historic CONNECTICUT AVENUE PARK & SHOP, an early strip center. The 59,000 square foot complex, dedicated in December 1930, originally housed A & P and Piggly Wiggly groceries. 
Photo from Library of Congress