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An illustrated journal of life in the Puget Sound region by Times artist Gabriel Campanario.

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November 22, 2013 at 6:29 PM

At the forefront of shopping history

Sketched Nov. 15, 2013 Turns out Amazon wasn’t the first Seattle enterprise to revolutionize the shopping experience. Back in 1950, Northgate Mall made its debut as the first shopping center in the country to be defined as a “mall.” The key difference from other shopping centers was that stores faced each other along a wide…


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