Can You Identify This Retro St. Louis Park Photo?

We test your local knowledge with an old-school pic.

Time to mix things up a bit.

This week, instead of zooming way in on a photo and having you identify it, we're giving you the whole shot. But there's a catch—the photo is a retro shot, courtesy of the awesome Facebook group "Flashbacks of St. Louis Park."

So...do you know where the above pic was snapped? Post your guess in the comments below.

Sheri September 10, 2012 at 11:36 AM
Powers, Knollwood mall
Beth McCarthy September 10, 2012 at 11:40 AM
Mike Beadles September 10, 2012 at 12:08 PM
Were they closing?
Tom Olson September 10, 2012 at 12:52 PM
Powers at Knollwood Mall. Definitely
Ned September 10, 2012 at 01:07 PM
I just love the cars. Thanks for the look back.
Michael Rose (Editor) September 10, 2012 at 01:23 PM
You're welcome, Ned. I definitely recommend that Flashbacks Facebook page for more SLP nostalgia.
Michael Hindin September 10, 2012 at 01:26 PM
Knollwood before the strip was enclosed.
Pam Rykken September 10, 2012 at 01:45 PM
Knollwood, Powers. This part of the building was torn down and replaced with Kohls. My first job was at Powers in the costume jewelry department...
Michael Rose (Editor) September 10, 2012 at 01:49 PM
That's awesome, Pam!
Michael Rose (Editor) September 10, 2012 at 03:20 PM
And yes...you folks all got it right. Way to go!
Caroll Solberg September 10, 2012 at 03:24 PM
Definitely Powers in Knollwood. But, I don't remember the County Seat store next to Powers. Was it a clothing store and if so, what did they carry. C. Solberg
Lizzy Leff September 10, 2012 at 03:52 PM
Caroll, this pic must have been shot before the County Seat moved into the mall. They sold primarily Levi jeans, but also sold jean jackets, corduroys, button down shirts, vests, and the like. I loved that store.
Michael Rose (Editor) September 10, 2012 at 04:15 PM
I had never even heard of Powers before seeing this. Was that a department store, a la Kohl's?
Genelle September 10, 2012 at 07:36 PM
Powers at Knollwood mall when it still had a JCPenney that had a basement, a Kinney Shoes, and apparently a County Seat. I was quite young, but my mom and grandma took us shopping there.
Jan September 10, 2012 at 07:58 PM
Powers, there was a much higher end woman's store where County Seat is prior to that. Can't remember the name. Powers became Donaldson's which became Carson Piere Scott which was ripped down and rebuilt as Kohls.
Vickie Lee September 11, 2012 at 03:59 PM
Powers-Knollwood. My mom, Muriel Anderson-Nesheim, was personnel director there for a time before transferring to Burnsville. My sister, Linda Anderson, and I both worked there for short times. I remember their mezzanine area that was so unusual. Vickie (Anderson) Lee.
Brenda Litman September 13, 2012 at 04:53 PM
Photo of Powers and County Seat at Knollwood Mall are in the positions currently occupied by Kohls and Panera.
Tom Obinger September 17, 2012 at 04:59 PM
The name of the higher end store was Harolds!
doug September 24, 2012 at 03:31 PM
They should tear it all down & put in a Wal-mart


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