The "New Look" Penneys at SUNSHINE MALL was dedicated in September 1968. It 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 Central (Penneys) Court and Penneys mall entrance. The store encompassed 2 levels and 135,000 square feet.
Photo from Lisa Mudano-Dalton & George R. Miller_Pleasant Family Shopping


Here we see the SUNSHINE mallway. The Penneys entrance in the first photo is seen in the distance, on the right. 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


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


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