The Mountain State's first shopping mall, circa-1969. The 532,000 square foot center was anchored by the aforementioned Parsons Souders, a full-line Sears and Grant City discount mart.

A few changes had been made by 1976. A Gee Bee discount mart had been added, as a fourth anchor, in 1975. This would be the only expansion ever done to MIDDLETOWN MALL. The original anchor line up had also been altered. Parsons Sounders was now a Stone & Thomas. Grant City's space had been taken by Ira. A. Watson...a.k.a. Watson's.