5 comments:

Anonymous said...

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Pseudo3D said...

If DeadMalls.com is correct, the first Wal-Mart was in 1977, at North Town Mall (http://deadmalls.com/malls/north_town_mall.html), though I think the square footage is off (8000 square feet?)

That would predate Manor East's Wal-Mart by five years and de-throne it...

The Curator said...

Pseudo,

Yes, the key word here is "if"....

I hate to have to say it...but I have found that a lot of the info on that site is not exactly accurate...especially in regard to date/year details.

Yes, there has been (and is, no doubt) inaccurate info on this site. However, I do research things to the best of my ability and -if something is proven to be inaccurate- I do go back in and correct.

The mall in question was apparently opened in 1977...but was the anchor a WalMart that far back? It might have originally been something else (as has been the case with umpteen other "WalMart Malls).

If I could see a vintage newspaper write up about Northtown Mall, Springfield, MO, that would confirm the existence of a mall-based WalMart pre-1980, I would be more than glad to rectify here.

Cheers,

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