Black Friday is getting close! Where will you do your holiday shopping this year? Today we have a ton of options but in the 1980's EVERYBODY went to Crossgates Mall.

How many times have you been to the Crossgates Mall in Albany? Date nights at the movies and grabbing some food at the Food Court Garden. Crossgates Mall opened it's doors on Sunday March 4, 1984. Here is a look back at which stores were there opening day and what this 'brand new' mall was all about 37 years ago.

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Crossgates Mall 1984

This is what the Crossgates Mall looked like when it opened in 1984.

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