The Southdale Center was the country's first fully enclosed shopping mall. The first plan for this project was unveiled in 1952. It first opened its doors to customers on October 8, 1956, with over 40,000 people in attendance. The Dayton family commissioned Victor Gruen's architecture firm to build and expand the massive chain of stores they owned into a shopping centre in Edina, Minnesota. The architecture was carefully crafted to create a temperature-controlled enclosure.
When the mall first opened, it had 2 stores. Now it has a total of 106 stores. It has nig brands like apple, Sephora, forever 21, Bath & Bodywork, and more. It also has excellent dining options. It also has a movie hall for entertainment.