For decades, shopping malls were all the rage all over the country. People would flock to these malls in droves to shop for clothes, music, video games, and just about anything else you could imagine.

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In addition, shopping malls were places that teenagers would visit merely to hang out and were featured in classic films like Mallrats, Blues Brothers, and Clueless.

However, as online shopping gained popularity at the turn of the 21st Century, we began to see shopping malls across Colorado, and the entire United States, begin to go out of business.

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One of these iconic shopping malls that ended up being closed and later demolished was a staple in the college town of Boulder, Colorado, and went by the name of Crossroads Mall.

Remembering Boulder Colorado's Crossroads Mall

There are few places that stand out as big parts of my childhood more than Boulder's Crossroads Mall. As a child, my family and I would visit my grandmother in Boulder nearly every other weekend and always spent a considerable amount of time walking around the mall.

I have fond memories of buying Spider-Man action figures at KayBee Toys, Goosebumps books at Walden Kids, an Earthworm Jim Super Nintendo video game at the video game shop, and CDs by bands including Green Day, Nirvana, and Everclear at both Camelot Music and Sam Goody.

However, after being a staple since first opening in 1963, Boulder's Crossroads Mall closed its doors for good in 2004 and was demolished shortly thereafter.

Read More: FLASHBACK: What Glenwood Springs Mall Looked Like in 2018 

Today, the property that was once home to Crossroads Mall has new stores, but a time traveler from the 1990s would find it completely unrecognizable.

Luckily, we have some documentation of the old Crossroads Mall that was taken just prior to its demolition and if you keep scrolling, you can take a virtual tour of the once-beloved mall and maybe even conjure up some old memories of your own:

Flashback: The Final Days of Boulder Colorado’s Crossroads Mall

Take a look at what the now-demolished Crossroads Mall in Boulder, Colorado looked like just before its demise in 2004.

Gallery Credit: Nate Wilde

Take an Eerie Tour of a Once-Prosperous Now-Dead Colorado Mall

Take a virtual tour of the once-prosperous Westminster Mall just before it finally closed its doors for good and became the thing of Colorado legends.

Gallery Credit: Nate Wilde

FLASHBACK: What Glenwood Springs Mall Looked Like in 2018

The Glenwood Springs Mall is a sad shell of its former self and was considered to be a ‘dying mall’ even as recently as 2018.

Gallery Credit: Nate Wilde

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