Featured image: A last glimpse at Carson’s in North Riverside Park Mall. The store closed for good on Aug. 29. | Bob Uphues
Circling the dozen or so clothing racks consolidated into one area of what once was the women’s department of Carson Pirie Scott at the North Riverside Park Mall, bargain hunters quickly shuffle through merchandise priced at $7 an item. A short time later, the store’s loudspeaker announces a price cut to just $5 per item.