The Main Street Pedestrian Mall in Riverside, California, stretching along Main Street from 5th to 10th street, was opened in 1966.[1] The mall is flanked by the City Hall and convention center at either end. In 2008, the city carried out a $10 million renovation to the mall as part of the larger "Riverside Renaissance" project.[2]


Before pedestrianization

Main Street was the main shopping street of Riverside for decades before it was pedestrianized in 1966. Major department stores included, at various times:[3]


  1. ^ Riverside, Glenn Edward Freeman, p.23
  2. ^ "Riverside pedestrian mall gets face-lift", Riverside Press-Enterprise, April 1, 2008
  3. ^ Freedman, Glenn Edward (2009). Riverside. p. 19, 26, 28, 29. ISBN 9780738570792. Retrieved March 21, 2020.
  4. ^ "Sears advertising section". Riverside Daily Press. June 1, 1938.

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