Tuesday, February 06, 2007

The Original Fort Henry Mall


Here's a list of the first merchants who filled the mall when it opened March 10, 1976.

There were 50 stores and a lot of For Lease signs.

Upper Level

1. for lease

2. Maranatha! Christian Bookstore

3. The Bottom Half

4. Miller's

5. Carlyle & Co.

6. for lease

7. Tiffany's Bakeries

8. Nettie Lee Shop

9. Maintenance Room

10. Harrison's Life Stride Shoes

11. for lease

12. for lease

13. J.C. Penney

14. for lease

15. for lease

16. Nettie Lee Boy & Girl Shop

17. Clothes Tree

18. Moon's Tuxedos

19. Earth Shoes

20. Morrow's Nut House

21. Carousel Snack Bar

22. T.J’s Togs & Tennis

23. Gateway Cards

24. for lease

25. Clover Patch

26. Ford Shoes

27. Shop for Pappagallo

28. Chelsea Lady

29. Parks Belk

30. for lease

31. for lease

32. Betty Gay

33. Merle Norman Cosmetics

34. So-Fro Fabrics

35. Topps & Trowsers

36. White's Men's Wear

37. for lease

38. General Nutrition Centers

39. Jewel Box

40. Bowen's Delicatessen & Sandwich Shop

41. Things Remembered

42. The Children's Photographer

43. Picture Pac Photo

Lower Level

45. for lease

46. American Multi Cinema

47. Ponderosa Steak House

48. Gold Mine

49. for lease

50. for lease

51. for lease

52. County Seat

53. B. Dalton Bookseller

54. Exotica of Kingsport

55. Kinney Shoes

56. for lease

57. for lease

58. Parks Belk

59. for lease

60. Record Bar

61. That Place

62. Specks 'N Shades

63. Susie's Gift Shop

64. for lease

65. Baskins-Robbins

66. Piccadilly Cafeteria

67. 1st Federal Savings & Loan of J.C.

68. 1st National Bank of Sullivan Co.

69. Sears

70. LaFayette Electronics

71. Tri-Cities Music Center

72. Karmelkorn

73. Lerner Shops

74. The Pipe Stem

75. Brooks Fashions

76. Hickory Farms of Ohio

77. Pet Luv

78. Zales

79. for lease

80. Why Not?

81. Singer Company

82. Mall Office

83. Eckerd Drugs

2 Comments:

At 1:40 PM, Blogger Charlie said...

Recently was shopping for a car at Alley's Chrysler in Kingsport and one of the salesman I was speaking with was a Mr.Bowen who had the deli in the mall when it opened.

 
At 11:41 PM, Blogger Julie said...

I remember when the Eckerds was where Garfields is now. Its good to see a lot of the businesses are still with us just not at the mall.
I still miss when the Lavender family owned the caramel corn now it smells like nail Polish remover lol. Neat to have a record of that.

 

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