The hosted a celebration Friday in honor of the mall's 25th birthday.
The Richmond Heights mall opened in late April 1986 at half the size it is today, marketing manager Christine Poehling said. The mall doubled in size in 1991 and has since added additional stores.
"We're always trying to update with the latest new retailers," said Poehling, describing the mall's continuing operation. A number of new stores are planned this fall, including Nordstrom, Disney, True Religion and Vera Bradley, she said.
A couple of new restaurants also will open.
Poehling said Richmond Heights is a good location for the mall because of its central location next to
On Friday, retailers offered free cookies and other samples, along with giveaways in the mall's Garden Court.
Clayton-Richmond Heights Patch asked mall visitors and the online community their Galleria birthday wishes. Here's what they said:
AT THE GALLERIA
"I wish that it stays going."
— Nancy Geerlof, Maryland Heights resident
"I don't know how you can improve it. … We just wish them continued success for another 25 years."
— Nicolene Rosene with her daughter, Carla, both North County residents
"I wish they'd get a Culver's."
— Ailene Vallett with her longtime friend, G.W. Harris, both of Florissant
VIA CLAYTON-RICHMOND HEIGHTS PATCH HOME PAGE
"That place has come quite a ways since it was the location for the Junior League; anchored by Stix, Baer and Fuller, etc."
— Ladue-Frontenac Patch editor Jim Baer
"Has it really been 25 years already?"
— St. Louis Homeopathic
"@ClaytonRHPatch @StLouisGalleria Uh, what will the Clayton retail scene send the Galleria?"