Richmond – The Past Informs The Future

By Seth Quittner

At the far northern end of Richmond, just within the city’s limits, lies one of the East Bay’s largest concentrations of retail space. Opened in 1976 as “Hilltop Mall,” the Shops at Hilltop has served the residents of Richmond and the wider Bay Area for more than 40 years. But as the recent rebrand hints, big changes are in store for this East Bay mainstay.