In the 1950s and '60s, the shopping mall was an "everything in one place" place. There would be one, or even two, 5 & 10-type stores, a drug store, supermarket, bowling alley, professional concourse of medical offices and -even- a church or chapel. Tenant mixes were geared more toward middle market stores, providing things that people really needed. Also, fashion shows, pageants and public events were held regularly, making the early shopping mall a true community center.