Opened in 1890 For $875,000, The Arcade Cleveland Was The First Indoor Shopping Center In The U.S.
By Sarah McCosham|Published January 05, 2023
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For most of us, the mall was a big part of our childhood and teenage years; today, online shopping and boutique marketplaces have replaced the “classic” mall experience. But there is a shopping center in Cleveland, Ohio, that hasn’t simply stood the test of time, but emerged as a favorite destination and state icon along the way. Opened in 1890, The Arcade Cleveland has proudly stood its ground for over 120 years, earning Ohio national acclaim and a record-setting title.