By Jennifer Goldberg | Phoenix New Times
The chatter in the “Paradise Valley Mall 80s and 90s” Facebook group tends to be of a nostalgic nature.
The 5,800 members like to talk about the stores they worked in, post pictures of old movie tickets and newspaper ads, and generally reminisce about the shopping center that was a social and commercial hub for decades.
“I bought my prom shoes at Dillard’s,” one group member commented on a post about the closing of the department store. “22 years ago today I met my husband while he was working at Things Remembered in PV mall!” someone posted back in May. “So sad to see part of our childhood disappear,” another member commented. It’s a sentiment that’s seen frequently in group posts.