In July, 2003 when I was taking these pictures, I turned the corner by Fanny Farmer and literally gasped when I found the Apache Beauty Center, the most preserved of all the stores in the mall. To stand in front of this store is to step back in time 30 years. The Apache Beauty Center holds the distinction of being the ONLY store at Apache to remain open and in its same location since the Grand Opening on 10/19/61, until the mall closed on 1/31/04.
This photo shows the detail above the door of the Beauty Center. Very fancy indeed.
A close up of the light that hangs in the entry of the Beauty Center. The light stopped working in the 1990's after the leaks from the roof caused it to short out.
An ad from the 1961 Grand Opening (courtesy Apache Plaza).
Enter the Beauty Center!