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Historic Evergreen Plaza closes

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Historic Evergreen Plaza closes

The storied Evergreen Plaza, one of the country’s oldest shopping malls, closed its doors last week. The 61-year-old shopping mall, which struggled with vacancies, shifting shopping patterns and competition from a neighboring shopping center a block away, will be demolished and replaced with a new mall. WBEZ architecture critic Lee Bey and mall historian Greg Peerbolte discuss the history of The Plaza and the fate of early shopping malls. How will the closure affect the community? What are your memories of the Plaza? (Photo: Flickr/Katherine of Chicago)

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