Claycord Online Museum – An Old Aerial View of the Sunvalley Mall in Concord

June 22, 2021 16:00 pm · 4 comments


This is an aerial view of the Sunvalley Mall in the late 1960s.

If you look on the left hand side of the postcard, the grassy area is where the Willows Shopping Center is located.

ABOUT THE CLAYCORD ONLINE MUSEUM: The Claycord Online Museum is made up of historical photos, documents & anything else that has to do with the history of our area.

If you have any old photos or items that you’d like to place in the Claycord Online Museum, just scan or take a photo of them, and send them to the following address: It doesn’t matter what it is, even if it’s just an old photo of your house, a scan of an old advertisement or an artifact that you’d like us to see, send it in and we’ll put it online!

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Badge1104 June 23, 2021 at 7:58 AM

This picture sparked a memory for me.(among many memories). I bet a lot of you would not realize that Macy’s department store had an auto center at the east side of the parking area backing up to the freeway.
I remember having them installed new tires on my car which I charged on my Macy’s account. While Sears, of course has an auto center, and JC Penney had one. Most people would be surprised that Macy’s , known to be an upscale fashion store had one too.

NoMoreFreeRide June 23, 2021 at 2:47 PM

You must mean Sears? Macy’s has never had a tire service and didn’t enter the mall until the late 80’s early 90’s as it was Emporium Capwells.

Badge1104 June 23, 2021 at 6:56 PM

No, Macy’s was one of the original anchor tenants from 1967. They then became emporium and then back to Macy’s. It was 1975 when I had the tires from Macy’s Auto center put on my year old Cadillac . (Well I loved that car to this day, it did go through tires every 10,000 miles). And yes Macy’s did have Auto centers. That was the whole odd thing about it. They don’t seem to go together

WC June 23, 2021 at 8:50 AM

The amazing thing is no traffic on 680.

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