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I remember visiting Cinderella City in the 1980's and ending up in Cinder Alley and wondering what that was all about. Someone creative (?!) named the sectors and by the time we visited it was hard to conjure up the reason. Very interesting.

Hi Sara - I got the impression that there was a whole lot of story about the name Cinderella City, and the associated sub malls, that didn't make the papers. Throughout my research I saw it alternately referred to as "Cinderella City" or "Englewood Shopping Center". It's my understanding that Cinderella City was supposed to be just a placeholder - but it clearly didn't remain that way! 

Thanks for commenting and for reading!

Thanks for posting this. It was a pretty awesome place in the 70's and it holds some great memories for me i.e., buying my wedding ring at Zales. Sorry to see it long gone.

Hi Babs - Thanks for sharing your memories with us. That truly was an amazing mall. 

This mall was the go to place for shopping and for a place to take visitors to Denver. My mom loved this mall. Strolling and shopping here could take hours. And the parking was free and abundant.

Hi Ginny - Given the miles of shopping space, Cinderella City was definitely an incredibly place for strolling. As for the parking, that was clearly a priority for the mall planners...who never had to resort to paid parking in 30 years!

I, and hundreds of others, were mesmerized by the human mannequins modeling fashions on that grand staircase inside the Neusteter's store during the opening days. We stared at them for what seemed like an hour waiting for one of them to blink or make an involuntary movement to be sure they were really alive.

Neusteter's was a truly elegant store and I doubt many people who visited it will forget that staircase. Thanks for the great comment!

Cinderella City fulfilled my life,s dream. I opened Franz Hummel,s Delicatessen in 1968 and with a 30 year lease made it as my life's .fulfillment. Our sidewalk cafe kept 20 employees busy producing and serving the best. Hundreds of high school students found part time jobs and we even could some to finish their college education.Shoppers as far away as Casper Wyo. came to visit us

What a great story, Franz! It's hard to imagine a shopping mall today that could draw huge, regional crowds like that. Thanks for sharing with us!


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