Treasury Department Stores

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Re: Treasury Department Stores

Post by Dean » 16 May 2010 08:24

Yeh...we can only hope that the funky front stays! Not!

What is also amazing is the size of the original building. If it was large enough to divide into a Mervyn's AND a Target. Wonder if the site rivaled the size of today's Walmart Supercenters?

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Re: Treasury Department Stores

Post by RXSQ » 16 May 2010 18:21

Dean wrote:What is also amazing is the size of the original building. If it was large enough to divide into a Mervyn's AND a Target. Wonder if the site rivaled the size of today's Walmart Supercenters?
Yes, it is large (the building seen below at top left):

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Riverside, Calif. - Galleria at Tyler and environs (1991)

According to a permit issued by the city in 1971, the building was just under 185,000 sq. ft.

When Mervyn's opened in July 1983, a newspaper article says it took $7.7 million and 4 months to refurbish 79,000 sq. ft. for the store, which seems a bit large for a Mervyn's, but makes sense based upon the roof division between Target/Mervyn's seen in the aerial above (with Target taking in the left half of the building).

And if you look closely at a larger version of the image above, you can see the hidden zig-zags at the front of the roofline.

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Re: Treasury Department Stores

Post by Dean » 17 May 2010 09:13

Awesome shot! thanks!

Indeed, you can see the hidden zig-zags. Funny how they spent millions on the building...including covering them. Why not just remove 'em then?! I guess so we could notice them so many years later!

Also note the large building 2 over to the right. That had been Zody's...turned HomeClub/Base. The distinct "box" on top of the front is still evident from the photo. Not sure what it is now.

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Re: Treasury Department Stores

Post by Jeff » 17 May 2010 14:07

Looking at Bing, the Zodys has been subdivided into a Sport Chalet, Bed Bath and beyond and something else I cant see.

The large entry is now in the middle of the two stores and not used anymore, but you can still see it

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Re: Treasury Department Stores

Post by sirpher » 10 Jun 2010 15:21

I know of 2 Treasury stores in the Chicago area.

Golf/Milwaukee in Niles IL - Original building still there, has been converted over the years to Venture, KMart and now currently Wal-Mart

Golf/Algonquin in Rolling Meadows IL - Building torn down, replace by Meadows Town Mall. That building torn down, now a Wal-Mart

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