"Living comforts of the next decade have become breathtaking reality in the Heart of Dixie. These are sights of the 1970s about which other cities talk. In Birmingham, they exist. A masterpiece of shopping luxury never before seen in the Deep South."
It had a Bowling Alley with a Giant Sphere on top of the building that lit up at night. It had a lounge called the Boom Boom Room.
Great Wagon Ho Restaurant in the parking lot. It did change names through the years but still had the mule driver and wagon. You knew you were at Eastwood mall when you seen this landmark...
The Mall also had a Krispy Kreme in the Parking Lot. How many malls have one of these?.... Not our new malls!
This was The Spot in the Mall.. I remember it being bigger for some reason.Look at those Ultra-Modern Lights... lol When my mom and aunts would shop, this was the place to met back at.. The Money Fountain.. People would throw change in the fountain and make wishes.. We being kids would play in the water.. I remember many times waiting at this fountain.. You know.. Way before cell phones... I remember all the aunts taking their little ones.. (US) you have to remember we were in the age group of 1 thur 10 years old.. 6 of us kiddies..( before my Brother) and 3 aunts. And saying to each.. " Meet ya'll back here at The Fountain at whatever time!" Loved Aunt Gloria Big Station Wagon, It hauled us all!
That cage on the right was a giant Bird Cage! I loved looking at it. This mall had it all. No rain hitting you, 73 degree temp all the time, and main department stores like: Aladdin Cleaners, Bell Brothers Shoes, Colonial Stores, Duane's Shoes, Eastwood Barber Shop, Gordon's Quality Jewelers, Happy House Shops, Hill's Food Store (later to become Winn-Dixie), Kinney Shoes, S. S. Kresge (dime store chain which evolved into the present-day Kmart), Kroger, Lerner Shops, Liggett Drug, Kiddieland, Mall Record Shop & Appliance Center, J. J. Newberry's, Olan Mills, JCPenney, a Top Value Stamps redemption center, Wendy's Sportswear, and an Alabama ABC Package Store ... It was also to have had a Heliport for Helicopters to land.. But that never came about.. I wonder Why?
Oh... Across the street was the best McDonald's ! It had a bridge that went over a creek where there was a playground. That is were we kids always wanted to eat. My daughter's first shopping trip at 2 months old was to Eastwood Mall and this McDonald's in 1982. Had to go baby shopping at Parsian's Store!