This is neat YouTube video uploaded by Chris Reagan that made its way around the internet a year or two ago, but in case you missed it, believe me when I say its worth revisiting the old Nashua Mall. The moment I saw the old fountain in the middle of the mall I suddenly remembered all the penny wishes I threw in, and glorious ice cream sundaes at Friendly’s, or buying CDs at Strawberries and wishing I could just buy singles instead of the whole CDs (I predicted iTunes!).
It’s easy to bask in the nostalgia and say it was better back then, but I’ve never really understood the current set up of the Nashua Mall plaza. It just seems so much more convenient to me, especially in the icy cold winter, to have several stores connected with a shared interior so you can visit more than one at a time.
Even more than the mall, I miss having a movie theater in north Nashua. Remember when you could see a movie in the Nashua Mall plaza, or even a second run movie at that dirty sad theater way down Amherst St?
I hope you enjoy this stroll down memory lane! Feel free to leave a comment about what YOU miss or what kind of store you’d love to see pop up in Nashua next.