SOUTHDALE CENTER, America's first regional-class, fully-enclosed shopping mall, included a supermarket under its roof. The mall -and its Red Owl market- opened for business in October 1956. The store moved out of the SOUTHDALE mall in 1973, relocating to a freestanding store in the shopping center's periphery.

The Red Owl chain was based in Hopkins, Minnesota. Its first store, in Rochester, Minnesota, opened in 1922. Red Owl was originally a subsidiary of the Northstar State's Gamble-Skogmo conglomerate.
Photo from Library of Congress / John Margolies