Chris Edward's Commentary:

October 18, 2003 (user submitted)

Bell Tower Mall was built in the late 1960s near downtown Greenville, South Carolina. It was a small mall with about 300,000 square feet and featured Woolco, a Winn-Dixie grocery store, a Baskin-Robbins, Friedman's Jewelers, Casual Corner and other national and regional chain stores. The mall's appearance was very 1960s: brick walls inside and carpeted floors, and it was never updated.

Unfortunately downtown Greenville was in decline, and although the mall did well for a few years in the 1970s, by the early 1980s, when Greenville's remaining downtown department stores relocated to Haywood Mall on the city's east side, Bell Tower Mall was nearly empty. Woolco closed in 1982, the Towers Four movie theater closed in the late 1980s and the mall was largely converted into government offices after that.

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