Cinderella City opened for business [in Englewood CO] on March 7, 1968, making it the largest shopping mall west of the Mississippi. According to developer Gerri Von Frellick, it was the largest shopping center under one roof in the world. When it opened, Cinderella City Shopping Center was 1.35 million square feet of enclosed space. It boasted some 250 stores, services and restaurants on three levels, plus a 600-seat theater. The shopping center consisted of five individually named malls connected by a center court, known as the Blue Mall.
Built in 1964, Northland Mall [in Columbus OH] was once one of Columbus’ series of directionally named malls. Eastland, Westland, Southland malls are currently still operating. Northland closed due to lack of attendance in 2003, likely due to the opening of Polaris Fashion Place on Polaris Road, and Easton Town Center just off of Morse Road (about 5 min from Northland).