The center's center anchor, a 2-level (194,100 square foot) J.C. Penney, has been a mall tenant since August 1967.
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CHAPEL HILL MALL, circa-1970. The tri-anchor complex encompassed 838,000 leasable square feet and featured the Buckeye State's first built-in twin cinema.

By 1995, an expansion and renovation of the mall had been completed. It added a merry-go-round and Food Court to the Main Entrance. On the north end of the complex, O'Neill's had been rebranded by Kaufmann's in 1993.