Richland Mall is Waco's main enclosed shopping mall, displacing the older Lake Air Mall as the de facto "mall" in the area. It's not a dead mall (arguably even better than my hometown's Post Oak Mall) but it's a pretty sleepy center, with some odd "dead mall" type stores, for example, it has one of the stores with tacky suits and hats (see "Modern Man" below), a few restaurants instead of a real food court (the Wendy's had closed, but the Chick-fil-A had a steady line, even on a weekday afternoon), and some vacant spots (including a space that had a rotating line of pop-up boutiques).
The mall opened in 1980 with JCPenney, Dillard's (likely always Dillard's), Wilson's (later Service Merchandise and eventually a second Dillard's, though it pulled out before the chain went under), and Sears (later the new location of second Dillard's, I believe the "original" Dillard's was abandoned in this process). A Dick's Sporting Goods was recently added in a side corridor, and based on construction, seems to have been built (at least the main mall entrance) underneath the existing mall's ceiling.
These pictures were taken in June 2019.
I originally visited this mall in 2006. I saw the Wendy's (didn't go in), visited the Special FX Video Game Exchange store (which had a College Station store for years before it closed...) though I didn't buy anything. I did buy a few strategy guides for older games in 2019 with some store credit from the College Station store, but nothing in 2006. I had a pretzel from Auntie Anne's (the late, great "Glazin' Raisin") and tried a crane game (located in the mall hallway) for the first time, which twice in a row went in the same direction and dove in the same place each time. I always knew those things were rigged.
Somewhere I have a directory from this trip.
I believe the Service Merchandise closed in 1996, as that's when their later location at 4800 Franklin Avenue opened (the red arches at what is now Home Zone is a Service Merchandise trademark), that's why you can't find it in archive-digging their website back to 1998.