Eastgate Mall

I wanted to sit in cars to test out headroom and ended up on the east side of Cincinnati near an old stomping grounds of youth.

Eastgate Mall was the cool mall with arcade and movie theater. We didn’t go often but it was always fun when it happened. While mom was in the Regis hair salon I’d spend a few dollars at Aladdin’s Castle, grab something sweet at Orange Julius and wander around KB Toys, Waldenbooks, Camelot and Tapeworld until her perm set.

Like most malls, this one is now withering away and bankrupt—awaiting redevelopment.

Wandered around what was left and didn’t buy a darn thing.

Not even a pretzel.

Images of Eastgate Mall in Cincinnati, Ohio

Stores remaining: American Eagle Outfitters, Auntie Anne’s , Bath & Body Works, Claires, Dakota Watch Company, Dash Cellular, Dillard’s Clearance, Discovery Zone, Finish Line, GNC, Hot Topic, JC Penney, JC Penney Portraits, JC Penney Salon, Journeys, Kay Jewelers, Kohl’s, LensCrafters, Lids, Men’s Wearhouse, Rue21, Spencer’s, Supercuts, Timewarp Cards & Comics, White Barn, Yankee Candle