Friday, December 31, 2004

Hudson Belk, Crabtree Valley Mall, Raleigh, North Carolina 12/30/04

Hudson Belk at Crabtree Valley Mall is 251,000 square feet on three levels and opened in 1972. This is one of Belk's flagship locations and its most productive store, sales-wise. It is also the largest department store in the Raleigh-Durham area.

The chandeliers on the portico are original and will likely be removed when a new upper level entrance is added to the parking deck. The parking deck was erected in 2003 and ruined the previously stately store facade.

You may remember that this store was home to the much-loved Capital Room cafeteria, which closed this year. The old Capital Room was located directly behind the chandeliers.

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