Rochdale Village has two shopping malls. The mall located in Rochdale North is called The Rochdale Shopping Center. It's on Baisley Blvd., right off Guy R. Brewer. The main entrance is between Rite Aid/GNC and the post office.
You can tell that this community mall for "a city within a city" was once in full swing about 30-40 years ago. When the Jewish and white population left, it looks like the finances, cares and concerns left with them. The interior design and space appears to look exactly the way it was when they left, too.
Rochdale residents and surrounding neighbors patronize the independent businesses, but no one remembers the stores by their name. They're known as "the discount store" or "the sneaker store." You can find great deals, but they lack individual personality. There is a West Indian bakery and a Chinese restaurant, but it feels like "take-out," not "eat here and join us." Shop signage for most part is dull.
The L-shaped layout also have a couple of public displays that were removed. You'll see a couple of empty pits with a railing surrounding it. You'll also see a structure which resembles a life-sized birdcage. It sits in a large opened area, which is wasted space. If this is art, no one pays attention to it.
Nevertheless, it's a place to pick up last minute items. Key Food is also one of the main attractions. It also remains to be a meeting place for Rochdale's senior population.