Crabtree Valley Mall is my first memory of Raleigh. It was the first place we visited before we moved there. I must have been 5 or six when we made that trip. It looked a lot different than the photo above. There was this stiff red carpet everywhere and the benches were upholstered in the same stuff. The benches were, by the way, excellent for doing cartwheels over.
Malls were amazing places in the late 70’s & 80’s. Not the sad dying things they are now.