Black Friday in 1984 looked a bit different than it does in 2021. At the newly opened Crossgates Mall some of the most popular stores were Tape World, Kay Bee and Merry Go Round.

Crossgates Mall in Albany opened it's doors on Sunday March 4, 1984. Here is a look back at which stores were there opening day and what this 'brand new' mall was all about 37 years ago.

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Crossgates Mall 1984

This is what the Crossgates Mall looked like when it opened in 1984.

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