Crestwood Plaza began in 1957 as an open-air shopping center in the suburbs of St. Louis (the first of its kind in the area), built along what was then Route 66. It thrived for four decades before beginning a slow decline that has accelerated between 2008-2011. In February 2012 the owners announced a redevelopment plan that would return the property to its open-air origins.

The mall remains.

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