Before shopping malls came along Americans would head to the city to buy everything from clothes to jewelry, shoes, beauty products and bedding all under one roof in one stand alone store. B. Lodge & Company in Albany, New York and others still stand to this day.

We don't know what the future holds but we can always look back in time. Watch the videos posted below for a glimpse back in time. Is this how you remember these Upstate New York shopping Malls and stores and what they were like in the 1980's and 90's.

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Cohoes Fashions left the city of Cohoes, New York in 1999 and relocated in Crossgates Mall in Albany, NY. Over the years Cohoes Fashions morphed into Burlington Coat Factory and eventually Burlington. Here's a taste from the past.


    • Opening in 1957 as an open-air mall
    • Enclosed in 1973
    • The mall as you knew it closed in March of 2020
    • Here's what it looked like in 1990


    • Opened in 1985 near Buffalo, NY
    • 80 stores
    • Food court known as "The Garden"
    • Here's a look at the mall as it was in 1988


    • Opened in 1966
    • The first enclosed shopping mall in the Capital Region
    • Do you remember what it looked like in 1986?
    • This video will help

It's always fun to look back but remember, these too are the good old days. I'll leave you with this from Crossgates Mall.

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