Monday, February 18, 2019

Metrocenter - December, 2018

Anyone who has grown up in Jackson will remember the procession of shopping malls that have graced our city, each one being put out of business by the next, more illustrious, mall: Jackson Mall, Metrocenter, Northpark, and Renaissance Center, the latest, located in Madison off I–55.
This evening, I came across a 28-minute YouTube video which recorded for posterity the last Christmas at Metrocenter. Made by Salvatore Amader as part of a series, it is a nostalgic trip into the past where old-timers (I’m talking about us, guys) can reconstruct their fond memories of what Metro was like in the seventies and eighties.

I was surprised that the mall was even open, but a portion of it still had businesses that were open. The owners of the mall had put up Christmas decorations, knowing that everything would close down by February. Today there are city offices in some of the mall and one large anchor store, but Metro, as we knew it, is gone.

Watch the video by clicking this link: Metrocenter Mall - Jackson, Mississippi | spectre of Christmas past

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