Waldenbooks, Wicks 'n' Stix, KB Toys and Big Boy's- look back at the glory days of Battle Creek's Lakeview Square Mall when they first opened in the 80s.

Lakeview Square Mall

When Lakeview Square Mall opened in Battle Creek on May 15, 1983, the directory listed 81 stores and I'd bet more than half have slipped your memory completely. Some have been rendered obsolete like Quick Quality Photo, or as B. Dalton Booksellers, swallowed up by competition. For every Aladdin's Castle and Gantos we miss, there are stores you can't really remember: what exactly, did they sell at Big Sky? Ups & Downs? Here is a look at the stores that occupied Lakeview Square Mall in the early days. Take a walk back in time and don't forget pennies for the fountain.

The Anchors

  • Hudson's
  • JC Penny
  • Sears

Food

  • A'Roma Villa
  • All-American Hero
  • Big Boy
  • Bressler's 33 Flavors
  • Chez Chocolat
  • Cookie Bin
  • Great Hot Dog Experience
  • Great Wall
  • Hot Sam's
  • Incredible Spud
  • Mexican Cafe
  • Plum Treat
  • Soup 'r' Salad

Clothing

  • Beverly's Apparel
  • Brook's Fashions
  • Casual Corner
  • Cole's Menswear
  • Deb Shop
  • Ganto's
  • Jean-Nicole
  • Jeans Galore
  • The Limited
  • Marti Walker Apparel
  • Redwood & Ross
  • United Shirt

Shoe Stores

  • Baker Shoes
  • Butler Shoes
  • Foot Locker
  • Hanover Shoes
  • Kinney Shoes
  • Nobil Shoes
  • Shepard Shoes
  • Sibley's Florsheim
  • Stride Rite

Jewelry

  • Claire's Boutique
  • Fox Jewelers
  • Morgan Jewelers
  • Zale Jewelers

Books

  • B. Dalton Bookseller
  • Waldenbooks

Entertainment

  • Aladdin's Castle
  • Camelot Music
  • Recordtown

Other/Can't Remember

  • 16-Plus
  • Accent Interiors
  • Acropolis
  • The Art Works
  • Austin's Tobacco
  • CVS Drug Store
  • General Nutrition
  • Great Expectations
  • Hallmark Cards
  • Henninks
  • Imperial Sports
  • J. Riggings
  • KB Toys
  • Leather Loft
  • Michigan National Bank
  • Ms. Sibley's
  • National Health & Nutriton
  • Nu-Vision Optical
  • Phone Center Store
  • President's Tuxedo
  • Quick-Quality Photo
  • Radio Shack
  • Rainbow Shop
  • Regis Hairstylists
  • Schaak Electronics
  • Shifrin-Willens
  • Silverman's
  • So-Fro Fabrics
  • Summit Stationers
  • Town & Country
  • Ups & Downs
  • Wicks 'n' Sticks
  • Women's World