17 May 2013

Haywood Mall, Greenville, SC

An extant asset

Haywood Mall is big. It's far from the biggest mall that I've ever seen, but really, that's just about all I remember of the place. It's bigness. The interior design was rather monotonous, and this monotony was only amplified by its sheer size. In all actuality, I was quite a bit more fascinated by the look of the nearby Bell Tower Mall, a first generation complex which had, by then, been converted to office space.

Haywood Mall Mallmanac ca. 1997. View the full PDF version here.

Although at 1.3 million square foot it stands as South Carolina’s largest enclosed shopping center, Haywood Mall just didn't make that much of an impression on me. It made even less of an impact than the quirky Greenville Mall. It was just big. Oh, and they had mallmanacs.

-UPDATE-  Inside Haywood Mall (Source for all)

Much like Huntsville, Greenville was home to quite a few smaller enclosed facilities when Haywood opened in 1980. It coexisted with the city's other shopping centers until 1995 when Dillard's and a new wing were added, bringing the place up to its present size. This glut of retail space was soon filled with tenants' moving from the other centers, effectively consolidating the bulk of the city's retail into one place.

-UPDATE- Haywood Mall Mallmanac ca. 2011. View the full PDF version here.

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