There was a heated interior; but with shops on one side. Does this make it a mall? I don't know, maybe you need shops on both sides of the hall to be official. Seems a bit semantic, but maybe matters for this site.
This is a tough one to call, but I would think that a shopping facility would need to have stores on both sides of a hall to officially be considered a "mall". This is just my opinion, though. Thanks much for posting.
CONCERNING SOUTH SHORE MALL, Town of Islip, NY:
There was a bank, initially Manufacturers & Hanover bank, located at the southeast corner of the South Shore Mall parking lot. It was white, concrete, and often referred to as the "Submarine & Flintstone" bank. Have you any pictures of this bank? Thank you!
Sorry, but, no I do not. I haven't been able to find very many photos of SOUTH SHORE (WESTFIELD SOUTH SHORE) MALL, as a matter of fact.
CONCERNING PLAZA CAMINO REAL, Carlsbad, CA:
Great article! This mall is being completely redone! I must add: Steve & Barry's never occupied the space of Robinsons-May. They were completely across the mall from each other. There is a large comic book store now where Steve & Barry's used to be (if it hasn't closed due to remodeling).
You are entirely correct. I based my information on a circa-2006 newspaper article, which stated that Steve & Barry's was going to open a store in 1 floor of the old Robinsons-May. However, I checked a circa-2008 WESTFIELD PLAZA CAMINO REAL store map and found that the S & B's store was actually in the west wing, adjacent to Sears. It is now Comics 'N Stuff. Thanks for posting. I have corrected the article.
CONCERNING RIVERSIDE PLAZA, Riverside, CA:
This isn't right. The Montgomery Ward section was actually the parking lot. The space next to Vons was Montgomery Wards and the space marked Montgomery Ward was first Mayfair Market and then a SavOn Drug Store.
Thanks for posting. I have revised the RIVERSIDE PLAZA site plans to more accurately show how the mall was configured.
CONCERNING JEWEL GRAND BAZAAR:
Jewel-Osco Grand Bazaar wasn't a discount or hypermarket, it was just a really big supermarket (70k square feet, about) when most grocery stores were half that. The stores did things like prepared foods, bulk items, a cheese shop, and of course a full Osco drug store inside the store. Basically things that were rare and uncommon stores for at that time but nothing too impressive today.
I believe there was at least one Jewel-Osco/Turn Style combo store (though with separate checkstands), though it wasn't at Brickyard. The Brickyard Mall store did have a Kmart just a short walk away from the interior-entranced grocery store.
Also a bit offtopic, I was surprised that Salisbury Mall (Salisbury, MD) did include a grocery store in a 1976 expansion (I know we talked about this topic). It was initially a Pantry Pride, then Shoppers Food Warehouse (until 1989), then finally Food Depot, a local supermarket that lasted all the way until 2003.
I never was at a Jewel Grand Bazaar, so I really cannot say. For better or worse, these stores are often likened to a "hypermarket". Apparently, they did have a small selection of general merchandise.