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« Reply #30 on: August 24, 2006, 08:59:19 AM »

Here's the McDonald's outparcel the Bristol Centre Mall. This store is owned by one of the leading owners, Santa Cruz, and it opened sometime in the early 1960's.

This McDonald's is well known for it being one of the oldest stores in Connecticut and for this etched out of a bush "M" on the Riverside Ave. portion of the building. Inside the store is yet another story... this is probably one of the oldest, unrenovated stores you've ever been to as it's all brown inside.
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« Reply #31 on: August 27, 2006, 10:56:05 AM »

Demolishing the mall is gonna take longer than the originally thought. They hope to be able to throw Job Lot out soon because them filing an appeal to the ruling they lost could take up to 30 months.

From the Bristol Edition of the Herald-Press 8/27/06
http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=17115500&BRD=1643&PAG=461&dept_id=10486&rfi=6
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« Reply #32 on: August 27, 2006, 10:57:23 AM »

The City of Bristol also does not have money set aside for the demolition.

A Seperate article from today's Herald Press Bristol Edition 8/27/06:

http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=17115502&BRD=1643&PAG=461&dept_id=571108&rfi=6
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« Reply #33 on: August 27, 2006, 01:17:21 PM »

Interesting news. I wonder how well the mall will hold up being locked for a few years. I'll be checking back regularly...
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« Reply #34 on: August 28, 2006, 12:18:59 AM »

Thanks to everyone for all the updates!!
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« Reply #35 on: October 14, 2006, 07:58:13 AM »

Center Mall Pizza moving out tomorrow:

http://www.courant.com/news/local/nb/hc-brigone1014.artoct14%2C0%2C2173198.story
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« Reply #36 on: February 01, 2007, 05:15:22 PM »

Here's a brand new photoset of The Mall at Bristol Centre. Job Lot is still active but the mall is awaiting demolition which might take a few years they say.

http://new.photos.yahoo.com/xismzero/album/576460762387882419

Pictures taken January 30, 2007

Enjoy!
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« Reply #37 on: February 02, 2007, 10:49:43 PM »

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Here's a brand new photoset of The Mall at Bristol Centre. Job Lot is still active but the mall is awaiting demolition which might take a few years they say.

http://new.photos.yahoo.com/xismzero/album/576460762387882419

Pictures taken January 30, 2007

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« Reply #38 on: February 03, 2007, 03:19:08 PM »

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Here's a brand new photoset of The Mall at Bristol Centre. Job Lot is still active but the mall is awaiting demolition which might take a few years they say.

http://new.photos.yahoo.com/xismzero/album/576460762387882419

Pictures taken January 30, 2007

Enjoy!


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Whoops! Sorry about that people. I accidently had it on Private. It's all set now. Enjoy!
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« Reply #39 on: February 03, 2007, 05:18:11 PM »

It's kind of sad to see it because as a child my parents and I used to shop at Sears often.
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« Reply #40 on: February 07, 2007, 09:34:54 PM »

That is one old looking mall inside. It looks really freaky. Great pics of the time warped mall.
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« Reply #41 on: February 07, 2007, 09:45:30 PM »

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That is one old looking mall inside. It looks really freaky. Great pics of the time warped mall.


Back then, I was still very much a giddy amateur at using a camera which is why I'd like to get back in there today - especially since it's shuttered. At this rate, I'd probably have to talk to someone at Town Hall to give me the keys to the mall or break in somehow. I don't really see myself convincing the city of Bristol to let me in for some photos but who knows...
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« Reply #42 on: February 08, 2007, 04:27:32 AM »

My biggest regret is I didn't steal the floor plan that's hanging on the wall in the entrence opposite the Super Dollar Store. The last time I was in there I asked someone to photo copy the floor plan for me, he told me he would, but after waiting 20 minutes I had to go as I had a bus to catch.
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« Reply #43 on: February 19, 2007, 07:09:47 AM »

The City of Bristol let it's department heads take anything that was left in the mall. They also may sell what's left to the general public. Sadly the head of The Parks & Rec Department discovered that the toy solider that's been guarding the mall for years is now missing an arm.  (Both Arms were there when I was last at the mall in June 06).

Article about the city taking what was left in the mall:
http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=17866104&BRD=1643&PAG=461&dept_id=571108&rfi=6

Pic of the toy soldier I took in June 06:
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« Reply #44 on: May 01, 2007, 05:11:40 AM »

The City of Bristol is gonna lose tons of money once they sell the mall.

http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=18282277&BRD=1643&PAG=461&dept_id=10486&rfi=6
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« Reply #45 on: June 03, 2007, 07:26:12 PM »

THIS SATURDAY AT 10AM THEY WILL BE AUCTIONING OFF THE CONTENTS OF THE DEFUCT MALL AT BRISTOL CENTRE IN BRISTOL, CONNECTICUIT. LOOKS LIKE LOTS OF INTERESTING THINGS. THIS IS THE PLACE TO GO, ESPECIALLY IF YOU'RE INTERESTED IN STARTING YOUR OWN BUFFET RESTAURANT AS SOME OF THE ITEMS UP FOR AUCTION INCLUDE ALL THE EQUIPMENT FROM XO GRAND CHINESE BUFFET. (PREVIOUSLY KNOWN AS THE GOLDEN WOK BUFFET). A FLYER OF THE AUCTION CAN BE FOUND HERE. (ACROBAT READER IS NEEDED TO VIEW) http://www.ci.bristol.ct.us/filestorage/3070/bristolmallbrochure.pdf

AS OF RIGHT NOW IT APPEARS THAT NEITHER NICK (XISMZERO) NOR MYSELF WILL BE ABLE TO ATTEND THIS AUCTION.
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« Reply #46 on: June 10, 2007, 10:26:03 AM »

They held the auction. The solidger pictured above went for $300.

http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=18454818&BRD=1643&PAG=461&dept_id=571108&rfi=6
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« Reply #47 on: February 11, 2008, 09:44:02 PM »

They finally began knocking down the Bristol Centre Mall. There's a 90 second video on the Courant's Website about the demolition. I was unable to attend the demolition because of car trouble.

http://www.courant.com/news/custom/topnews/hcu-brimalldemo-0211,0,1428334.story
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« Reply #48 on: February 11, 2008, 09:58:23 PM »

Ron Tessman, webmaster for BristolCT.Net has posted over 90 photos of the demolition ceremony.

http://bristolct.net/slideshows/slideshow.asp?s=1&c=101
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« Reply #49 on: April 04, 2008, 10:14:20 AM »

The mall is finally gone as of 230PM yesterday. Final couple pictures and comments can be seen in Bristol Press Reporter Steve Collin's blog.

http://bristolnews.blogspot.com/2008/04/mall-is-gone.html
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« Reply #50 on: April 04, 2008, 10:41:32 AM »

Will it make the city better? Will it cause less homeless people and crackheads? WIll it make gas prices go down? :yup:
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« Reply #51 on: April 04, 2008, 03:21:24 PM »

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Yes it'll make the city better. The mall has been a white elephant in the town since the day it opened in the 1960s. Plus the city owns the property so they'll sell the land to developers and get in back on the tax rolls. Will it cause less homeless people? Possibly. They hope housing, retail, and offices will be built on the property. And crackheads are crackheads. They all live in that area and they will continue to do so.
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« Reply #52 on: June 17, 2008, 02:07:06 PM »

I hope they could restore some semblance of downtown that was there before the flood, I saw old pictures of it in a book about the history of Bristol and it looked fantastic, it looked completely different to what is there now.Shocked
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« Reply #53 on: August 15, 2009, 06:59:12 AM »

Went to The Discount Food Outlet Thursday night which is a grocery store on the Mall at Bristol Centre's Property. Snatched some pictures of the vacant lot where the mall used to be. DFO used to be ADAMS IGA and before that WAZ's IGA and before that FINAST. (WAZ died and most of the stores were bought by ADAMS). DFO is owned by ADAMS.

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« Reply #54 on: August 15, 2009, 06:59:41 AM »

Went to The Discount Food Outlet Thursday night which is a grocery store on the Mall at Bristol Centre's Property. Snatched some pictures of the vacant lot where the mall used to be. DFO used to be ADAMS IGA and before that WAZ's IGA and before that FINAST. (WAZ died and most of the stores were bought by ADAMS). DFO is owned by ADAMS.
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« Reply #55 on: August 15, 2009, 07:00:05 AM »

Went to The Discount Food Outlet Thursday night which is a grocery store on the Mall at Bristol Centre's Property. Snatched some pictures of the vacant lot where the mall used to be. DFO used to be ADAMS IGA and before that WAZ's IGA and before that FINAST. (WAZ died and most of the stores were bought by ADAMS). DFO is owned by ADAMS.
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« Reply #56 on: August 15, 2009, 07:05:19 AM »

Demolition in progress of another building on the Centre Mall Property. This old Rent-a-Center on the corner of N. Main and Riverside Avenue used to be Centre Mall Cinema 1 & 2. Next door was  a Sherwin Williams. The Rent-a-Center was vacant for years after Fitness for Women moved to N. Main Street. The vacant space was utilized by the Bristol Police Dept when some renovation work was being done at the station. The Rent-a-Center relocated to N. Main Street. Sherwin Williams moved all the way across town to Farmington Ave (Route 6) across the street from Shoprite where Stella's Pizza House and Sir Speedy Printing used to be located. Stellas closed down several years ago. Sir Speedy relocated to a mostly industrial complex on Middle Street (Route 229).
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« Reply #57 on: August 15, 2009, 07:05:44 AM »

Demolition in progress of another building on the Centre Mall Property. This Sherwin Williams Store on the corner of N. Main and Riverside Avenue used to be Centre Mall Cinema 1 & 2. Most recently a Rent-A-Center was located next to Sherwin Williams but before that it was vacant for several years after Fitness for Women moved to N. Main Street. The vacant space was utilized by the Bristol Police Dept when some renovation work was being done at the station. The Rent-a-Center relocated to N. Main Street. Sherwin Williams moved all the way across town to Farmington Ave (Route 6) across the street from Shoprite where Stella's Pizza House and Sir Speedy Printing used to be located. Stellas closed down several years ago. Sir Speedy relocated to a mostly industrial complex on Middle Street (Route 229).
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« Reply #58 on: March 25, 2012, 10:53:52 AM »

Discount Food Outlet closed last Friday March 16th, 2012. The building will be demolished in May or June. A new McDonald's will be built on the site. Once the new McDonald's is built the other one will be demoilshed.
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