This is the artists drawing from the air. The anchor on the left is Colonial Stores (later Big Star), and the tall anchor in the rear is J.J. Newberry's. The grocery store on the opposite end is Big Apple (later Food Giant). Woolworth's is shown between the front entrance and Colonial Stores. Liggett Drug is shown on the left between the front entrance and Big Apple, which also had an outside entrance. Liggett eventually became Eckerd Drugs at the last.
A look at the front entrance. This looks substantial enough that you would expect a much larger mall inside! I guess this place WAS huge for 1961.
Here is another mall entrance with the caption from the original brochure left in place.
Here is an outside entrance to a barber shop and a side mall entrance, which looks more typical for the 60's.
The store front of Butler's Shoes and mall entrance to Newberry's are both pictured here.
Hefner's Bakery looks positively classy with its logo and alternating glass/dark panel design. I wish malls and department stores still had bakeries.
This was found on the front of the brochure crediting all involved in the construction of the mall. Bernard Webb, Architect; Fickling and Walker, Developers, A.R. Briggs, Contractor and Binswanger Glass Co, Glazing. Binswanger produced this brochure prior to the mall opening.
This passage in the brochure is both quaint and weird at the same time. I don't see the connection with peaches and a mall, but I would take seeing the inside of this mall over peaches.