Gruen Day 2015, A San Francisco Bay Area Event Celebrating Victor Gruen, Father of The Modern Shopping Mall

Gruen Day 2015

On July 18, the Bay Area Infrastructure Observatory (BAIO) is organizing Gruen Day 2015 at the Bay Fair Shopping Mall in San Leandro, California to celebrate the birthday of Austrian-born Victor Gruen (1903 -1980), the father of the modern climate-controlled enclosed shopping mall.

On July 18, the Bay Area Infrastructure Observatory (BAIO) invites you to celebrate the lofty aspirations and historical legacy of the suburban shopping center at Gruen Day 2015. Festivities will include an afternoon of talks, tours, and hanging out in the food court at Bay Fair Center, which opened in 1957 as one of the first Gruen designed shopping centers in the country

Tickets for the event can be purchased online.

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