Abandoned | Closed | Florida | Malls | Stores | Tallahassee | Theaters

Center of Tallahassee

The day after Black Friday 2018, so Black Saturday?, what I would guess is still traditionally a busy shopping day, we risked a trip to what was once known as The Tallahassee Mall, now The Center of Tallahassee (even though its on the north side of town…), thinking that since the Big Game (UF/FSU) was being played at that time (and at a location much closer to the actual center of Tallahassee…) we would be relatively OK. …
Abandoned | DeLand | Demolished | Stores

Woodland Plaza – DeLand, FL

When I was a kid back in the 70’s there was pretty much one “major” shopping center in DeLand: Woodland Plaza.  This place had everything.  It had a Roses, it had a Winn Dixie (or was it a Pantry Pride, or maybe both at different points…), it had a Super-X drugstore (which sounds like an adult bookstore, but it wasn’t, and I think it became a Walgreens I think before the end), it had a Radio Shack, it had a fru fru gift-type shop called Peerz, it had a Belk-Lindsey’s, on the out parcels it had a Burger King and an ABC Liquor Store, and also in another disconnected island of stores it had an Eagles Discount Store and a Ben Franklin’s, and then tucked away, back in an almost hidden back left corner it had the Woodland Plaza Cinema, which is where I saw my first real films (Pinocchio, followed by Raiders of the Lost Ark, both of which gave me nightmares for totally different reasons).…