Yes, There Is Such a Thing as a Historic Mall
This isn’t just a shopping mall—it’s American shopping history. Opened in 1956, Southdale, as everyone in the Twin Cities calls it, is the oldest fully enclosed, climate-controlled mall in the United States. The original structure has been added onto in years since, and the mall now covers more than a million square feet. Shop your favorite stores, grab a bite to eat, and then hit the movies—a visit to Southdale can fill a whole day.
By Gina Czupka
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