"Penneys" at SUNSHINE MALL was dedicated along with the original shopping hub. The store was promoted at the time for selling everything "from a spool of thread to a refrigerator."
Drawing from the St. Petersburg Times


A view of the mall's Central Court and "Penneys" entrance. The store encompassed 2 levels and 135,000 square feet.
Photo from Lisa Mudano-Dalton & George R. Miller / Pleasant Family Shopping Blogspot


Here we see the SUNSHINE mallway. The "Penneys" entrance, in the first photo, is seen in the distance. Directly on the left is the mall entry of SupeRx Drugs. Across the way is Russell's ladies' wear.
Photo from Lisa Mudano-Dalton & George R. Miller / Pleasant Family Shopping Blogspot


Another view of the Penneys Court. A "Wonderfall Fountain" extends between floor and ceiling. With this faux water feature, drops of glycerin descended downward on a set of nylon strings, creating a watery illusion. There were two such "fountains" in the Penneys Court; one on the north end and this one, on the south. The artwork seen here was done by local artisan Les Macklem.
Photo from Lisa Mudano-Dalton & George R. Miller / Pleasant Family Shopping Blogspot


The mall entrance of the J.G. McCrory 5 & 10. The "MMG" logo seen on the right stood for "McCrory-McLellan-Green", which was a group of variety stores created from the merger of the J.G. McCrory, McLellan's and H.L. Green chains.
Photo from Lisa Mudano-Dalton & George R. Miller / Pleasant Family Shopping Blogspot