South Plains Mall is the lone enclosed shopping mall in Lubbock, Texas. It is located at 6002 Slide Road.
SPM is a 1,200,000-square-foot (110,000 m2) shopping mall located in Lubbock, Texas. It is located at the northwest corner of Loop 289 and Slide Road. The mall was opened on July 26, 1972 with an initial square footage of 846,000 square feet (78,600 m2) at a cost of $25 million. Jerry Lewis Cinemas was the first movie theater to be a part of the mall as it would become United Artists. Dillard's and J. C. Penney opened before Hemphill-Wells. Ladies and children fashions included (as of 1972) these stores: Casual Corner, Hedon Hosiery, Kathy’s, Margo’s La Mode, Mickie’s Fashion Lingerie, and Susie Casuals.
In regards of men and ladies fashions, these stores included Chess King, J Riggings, John's Jeans, Malouf's and S & Q Clothiers. However, the only shoe stores to be seen were: Bakers Shoes, Boot Shop, Booterie, Bostonian, Hanover Shoe, Kinney Shoes, and Thom McAnn. Thom McAnn was next to Chess King near the center opening.
Malouf's did not open until March of 1973.
On the subject of jewelry, Anderson Jewelers, Coach House, Gallager Gifts, Jewel Bon, Tabor Jewelers, and R Cards and Gifts were in the mall list, but did not open all at once. Also, restaurants included Baskin Robbins, The Brittany Restaurant, Chick Ful A, Ice Cream Parlor, Karamel Korn, Orange Julius, Swiss Colony, and Wyatt Cafeteria. Record Town and Averitt Music were the only shops to sell electronics and music.
The specialty shops did not exclude: ABC Kiddie, Bittman’s, Blair Uniform, Bonnett Pets, Brays Sportswear & Alley Kat, Century Book, Fashion Fabrics, Fireplace Shop, Flagg, Foxmoor, Fun Shop, General Nutrition Center, Grave’s, L. Bugg, Lillie Rubin, Luggage Shop, Mangel’s, Mode O’Day, The Other Place, The Ranch, Singer, Stamp & Coin, Sweetbriar, Tobacco Shop, Toys by Roy, Village Craft, Waldenbooks, Wicks N Sticks, and World Bazaar
Services had Bank of the West, Commercial Credit, West Texas Optical.