Discover the dish on South Plains Mall of Lubbock TX through a week on my Instagram feed. Every week this Shopgirl features a new mall on her Instagram feed, one photo a day. Below is what you missed on Instagram this week:
The New Feel:
Many malls seem to be going for the minimalist meets modern feel. While exciting in Cool Springs Galleria, I’m not sure if it’s the right fit for every mall. What do you think of the new direction for the malls across the US?
South Plains mall, built in 1972 and expanded in 1998 reaching over one million square feet of retail space. The mall, built in sections, sits like a labyrinth, something a mall rat like myself enjoys, that sensation of an adventure, and the seven massive corridors holds 7 major anchors:
- JC Penney
- Barnes & Nobles (Two story)
- Premier Cinema
I love these playful new light fixtures, I wish there were more of them! So many more!!! 💚💚💚 @shopsouthplainsmall has in the spans of their labyrinth 7 anchors, 7 major corridors, and a large amount of great local and locally inspired shops. Read all about some of the most locally inspired shops on our site: www.shopgirlanonymous.com
Shopgirl’s Favorite Spot:
What more is there to say? This place is the best.
This just might be the coolest store @shopsouthplainsmall …just saying only the coolest people have worked here. While I was in college and a creative writing major I made a point of treating myself every Tuesday to a visit to the mall for a latte shake from Marble Slab and then a wander through this store to gain inspiration for my next new writing concept. It was a cure to wanderlust on a college student budget. This store has proved a lifeline for me even before adulthood; a place of magical fantasy and escape it was my Disneyworld. If you have not visited yet, although many locations have lost much of that exotic feel, the product is still quite unique. www.shopgirlanonymous.com
The Local Flavor
There is an incredible amount of local flavor to be enjoyed along side the major retail players. More on the local shops here.
As a very green shopgirl I spent days at a time at the mall. I almost never saw home and many of my lunch breaks ended up in the hidden corner of The Popcorn Place. Welcoming staff, Peanut Butter and jelly sandwiches or scrumptious hot dogs with the works this place never ceased to serve as my home away from home. It was nice to see it still there when I visited @shopsouthplainsmall a couple of weeks ago. It's unique local spots like these that give a mall its own unique feel from the rest! #foodcourtfriday #flashbackfriday . www.shopgirlanonymous.com
Bankruptcy in business is not a new occasion, and malls have survived, nay flourished, as a result to trimming some of the dead weight.
When Mervyn's pulled out of malls nationwide in 2008 it came as quite a shock and, we assumed, would be a real estate nightmare nationwide. Instead the large blank canvas allowed room for innovation from mall management and retailers alike. The large anchor locations became giant Forever 21s, Kohls, and for self-managed South Plains Mall it became a family fun court complete with this Venice inspired carousel and movie theatre. www.shopgirlanonymous.com
My Farewell or TTFN
Until next time old friend.
Shop Talk: Shopgirl want’s to know:
- Whats your favorite local flavor at your favorite mall?
- What do you think of the new modern mall designs?
- What did your mall do with that pesky Mervyn’s vacancy in the early 2000’s?
If you have already visited this mall, this shopgirl is eager to hear your thoughts and opinions! Feel free to leave comments of your favorite things to do or see. Also, please offer your own ranking here:
*Shopgirl’s overall rating is determined from an average of mall security, cleanliness, activities, family friendly, and accessibility.
Until next time fan boys and girls—>
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