A trade publication ad promoting Michigan's second shopping mall. A photo of its developer, Lansing's Francis "Jake" Corr, is included. At the top is an aerial view of the complex, with Sears in the foreground. The 175,200 square foot store was not a part of the shopping center, per se, but, due to its proximity, served as a "shadow anchor".
Photo from www.lostlansing.com


Another advert, this from a newspaper, announces the official grand opening of said Sears, which took place in November of 1954. Reading along, one can pick up on the glowing hyberbole that was typically used to promote new shopping centers and stores in this era. Potential patrons were promised  "The greatest shopping thrill in years!".
Advert from The Lansing State Journal