The nation's first fully enclosed, climate-controlled mall. The mall underwent a $20 million renovation to bring back the mall's mid-century design. Southdale Center originally opened in 1956 consisting of a 800,000 square-foot space. The mall then consisted of a grocery store, upscale apparel stores and a small zoo. Now, the mall consists of 1.3 million square feet. The mall consisted of a unique delivery style-underground. This tunnel system is still used today. This keeps deliveries made to the mall unable to be seen from the streets and parking lot.