Johnstown's Richland Mall

A collection of RICHLAND MALL logos. The first is  from 1974, the second from 1989.
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Flood City's first shopping mall was dedicated during the final months of 1974. The center encompassed 650,000 leasable square feet, with a retail roster of around ninety stores and services.

RICHLAND MALL was co-anchored by Johnstown-based Penn Traffic. With the RICHLAND location, the chain was operating three full-line department stores. This number had grown to six by the end of the 1970s. In 1982, the chain's department store business was sold to the parent company of Hess's department stores. The RICHLAND MALL Penn Traffic was rebranded as a Hess's soon after.
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The shopping center's official mascot, Richie The Pook.
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Above and below are interior views of RICHLAND MALL; these taken during -and after- its 24 years in business. In this snapshot, we see The Richland Camera Shop.
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By the time of this photo, the mall had closed and was awaiting a wrecking ball renovation.
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The southwest entry of (what had been) Penn Traffic, which anchored the south end of RICHLAND MALL. The abandoned building seen here had also housed Hess's and The Bon Ton stores during its commercial lifetime.
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The west anchor, originally a Sears, had morphed into a Hills discount mart by the time of this snapshot. Hills was rebranded by Ames in 1999. That store closed for good in late 2001.
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Bad tidings came for RICHLAND MALL in 1992, when the shiny new GALLERIA JOHNSTOWN opened its doors. It snatched the RICHLAND Sears and -in general- put the hurt on the region's original shopping mall.
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The typical reaction to news of an impending newer and larger mall in the area is to was done with RICHLAND in 1989. The snatched Sears became the aforementioned Hills discount mart. Unfortunately, these modifications could not stop the mall's inevitable decline.

The RICHLAND MALL Main Entrance was remodeled as part of the 1989 facelift.
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Kmart, an original 1974 anchor, was reconfigured as a Big Kmart in the early 1990s. The building had no exterior doors, hence the only way to access said store was via the mall concourse entry. The exterior doorways seen here comprised the mall's northeast entrance. The entry into Kmart was inside and down the hall.
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Alas, RICHLAND MALL bit the dust in 2003. The complex was replaced with, you guessed it, an open-air power plaza. So, without any further ado, we present an aerial plan of the new & improved RICHLAND TOWN CENTRE.
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Elton Road and Theatre Drive
Cambria County, Pennsylvania

Ground was broken for Greater Johnstown's first shopping mall on April 30, 1973. The single-level complex was built on 58.9 acres, located 4.8 miles southeast of downtown Johnstown. The site, in an unincorporated section of Cambria County known as Geistown, contained the Richland Drive-In Theater between 1949 and 1970.

RICHLAND MALL was built by a joint venture of James O'Rourke and James Streeter (under the auspices of Michigan-based Unimich Development) and the Somerset Trust Company. The fully-enclosed shopping complex encompassed 650,000 leasable square feet.

Anchoring the mall were a 1-level (83,400 square foot) Kmart and 1-level (81,000 square foot), Johnstown-based Penn Traffic department store. These held grand openings on October 17, 1974. The mall's third anchor, a 1-level (86,400 square foot) Sears, began business in November of the same year.

There were over ninety retail spaces in RICHLAND MALL. The main feature of the complex was a tropical Garden Court at the center of the center. Charter tenants included GNC, Stride Rite Shoes, Thom McAn Shoes, Thrift Drugs a Sweet William Restaurant and Shop 'N Save supermarket. The original mall also housed the County Amusement Company Duke & Duchess Theatre, which was a twin-screen venue.

Anchor store conversions commenced in the early 1980s. The six Penn-Traffic department stores were sold to the Johnstown-based Crown American Corporation, who also owned the Allentown-based Hess's chain. The RICHLAND MALL Penn Traffic was remodeled and rebranded, as a Hess's, in March 1982.

The mall was given a face lift between 1989 and 1990. This project included the removal of the sunken Garden Court, which was filled in and replaced by a carousel. New flooring was installed throughout the complex and its exterior refinished with stucco surfaces.

Moreover, the Duke & Duchess twin cinema was replaced by the County Amusement Company Richland Mall Cinemas. This 8-screen multiplex was installed in space previously occupied by the Shop 'N Save supermarket.

Commercial competition arrived with the completion of GALLERIA JOHNSTOWN {1.1 mile northeast, in Cambria County}. The new superregional center snatched the RICHLAND MALL Sears in November 1992.

The vacant anchor space was taken by a Canton, Massachusetts-based Hills discount mart. This store was rebranded, by Rocky Hill, Connecticut-based Ames, in 1999. Hess's had been rebranded, as a York, Pennsylvania-based The Bon Ton, in 1994.

By the mid-1990s, GALLERIA JOHNSTOWN was firmly established as the region's preeminent shopping center,. The older and smaller RICHLAND MALL was in a downward spiral. The Bon Ton closed in January 1997.

In 1998, mall corridors were closed off, leaving only the hallway stretching between Big Kmart and the adjacent northeast entrance open. The exterior-entranced Ames and multiplex cinema also remained in business.

Ames closed its doors for good in October 2001. Soon after, Jupiter, Florida-based MPG Development acquired the past-its-prime property. They evicted Big Kmart in 2003. The bulk of the mall was then demolished. Its cinema and outparcel Michaels (in the old Sears Auto Center structure) were temporarily left standing.

A 490,000 square foot power plaza, known as RICHLAND TOWN CENTRE, was built. Its 1-level (203,600 square foot) Wal-Mart SuperCenter welcomed its first shoppers on October 27, 2004. Michaels and the movie multiplex relocated into newly-built structures, with their old locations being bulldozed.

Richland Mall Cinemas was now the County Amusement Company Richland Cinemas, a 10-screen venue. Other RICHLAND TOWN CENTRE tenants included a (23,600 square foot) Ross Dress For Less, (25,200 square foot) T.J. Maxx, (25,200 square foot) HomeGoods, (23,000 square foot) Bed, Bath & Beyond and (33,800 square foot) Circuit City.

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Harrisburg's Capital City Mall

The Main Entrance of the capital city center, which accesses its Specialty Wing. Today, this area houses DSW, Forever 21 and Hollister stores.
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This Keystone State mall was dedicated during 1974. It was located near the western shore of the Susquehanna, in the outlying reaches of Harrisburg. The single-level retail hub originally encompassed 632,200 leasable square feet.

CAPITAL CITY MALL, following its mid-'80s renovation. This was done as a competitive measure against nearby CAMP HILL CENTER, a circa-1959 strip complex rededicated as CAMP HILL MALL in September 1986. For a time, it put the hurt on CAPITAL CITY. However, by the mid-2000s, CAPITAL CITY had emerged victorious, leaving CAMP HILL being demalled in the dust.

The first Food Court at CAPITAL CITY, which was added in 1985. This photo, snapped by Labelscar's "Caldor", faces to the northeast, with Knobloch's Deli, Boardwalk Fries, Great Steak and Potato and McDonald's in view.
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A second renovation of CAPITAL CITY MALL concluded in late 1995. Hess's was shuttered, expanded and re-opened as a Hecht's in October. Ames was also shuttered, renovated and re-opened, as J.C. Penney, in November.

Logos of CAPITAL CITY MALL. The first dates from 2001, the second from 2004, and the third from 2014.
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Above and below are two views of the same CAPITAL CITY MALL anchor store. This snapshot was taken during its 11-year tenure as a Hecht's.
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This image displays the store's present-day nameplate, which was installed in February 2006.
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CAPITAL CITY MALL, circa 2006. The old Garden Grove Food Court, at the Main Entrance, has been replaced by a larger culinary complex, in the northwest store block. This area had been a 6-screen cinema and three adjoining stores. With these modifications completed, the original culinary complex was gutted and reconfigured as a six-store "Specialty Wing".

A snapshot of the east end of the CAPITAL CITY mallway. Back in the days, you would have been looking at a Murphy's Mart entrance and Rae & Derick Drug store. The J.C. Penney seen here has operated at the shopping hub since November 1995.
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The second Food Court to operate in the mall was installed during a 2004-2006 renovation.
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After Sears shuttered their CAPITAL CITY MALL store in early 2017, the building was bulldozed. It was replaced by a structure housing Dick's Sporting Goods, Sears Appliance & Mattress and two other stores. These joined a freestanding Field & Stream mercantile, which had taken the place of Toys "R" Us in late 2015.  By the time of this 2018 layout, DSW and Dave & Buster's Grand Sports Cafe had also moved into existing mall space.
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Cumberland County, Pennsylvania

CAPITAL CITY MALL was the eleventh shopping facility developed by the Johnstown-based Crown American Corporation. The complex was built on a 54.9 acre plot, located 3.6 miles southwest of the Pennsylvania State House. The mall site was situated in the Camp Hill Borough of Cumberland County.

Comprised of a single level of retail, CAPITAL CITY MALL was officially dedicated in August 1974. The fully-enclosed retail facility encompassed 632,200 leasable square feet and contained seventy-five stores and services.

The original anchors were a 1-level (101,400 square foot) Sears, 1-level (100,000 square foot), Harrisburg-based H.H. Bowman and 1-level (102,800 square foot), Mckeesport-based Murphy's Mart.

Charter inline stores included York Steak House, Amity House Restaurant, Rea & Derrick Drug, Radio Shack, Spencer Gifts and the Carrolls Development Corporation Capital City Mall 6 Cinema. This venue had only an exterior entrance and was not connected with the interior mallway.

Commercial competitors of CAPITAL CITY MALL included COLONIAL PARK CENTER (1960) {7.8 miles northeast, in Dauphin County}, HARRISBURG EAST MALL (1969) {5.5 miles northeast, also in Dauphin County} and CAMP HILL MALL {.6 miles north, in Cumberland County}, which was a circa-1959 strip center that was renovated into an enclosed mall in 1986.

The first anchor rebranding at CAPITAL CITY MALL involved the Bowman's store, which had closed in 1977. It re-opened, as an Allentown-based Hess's, in 1979. Connecticut-based Ames completed a hostile takeover of the G.C. Murphy Company in April 1985.

Murphy's Mart stores continued to operate under their original name, but were eventually shuttered. The CAPITAL CITY MALL store re-opened, under an Ames nameplate, August 15, 1987. Meanwhile, the mall was given its first physical expansion. The 9-bay, Garden Grove Food Court, adding 30,000 square feet to the front entrance area, was dedicated in 1986.

The second enlargement of the shopping venue consisted of the addition of 20,000 square feet to Hess's. This store had closed in anticipation of its renovation. It re-opened, as 1-level (120,000 square foot) Hecht's, October 2, 1995. Ames, shuttered months before, was also renovated. It became a J.C. Penney on November 8, 1995. Sears renovated their building during 1999.

The Crown American Corporation had been split into two entities during 1993. The first, dubbed the Crown American Realty Trust, managed the corporate portfolio of twenty-eight shopping malls. Crown American Hotels was involved in the hospitality industry.

In November 2003, the realty division was sold to the Philadelphia-based Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust (PREIT). They announced a mall makeover for their CAPITAL CITY property in November 2004.

The cinema, shuttered on December 19, 2004, would be renovated into a new 9-bay Food Court. A sit-down bistro, Garfield's Pub & Restaurant, would be included in the new culinary complex.

Moreover, existing mall space would be thoroughly updated. Inline tenants, such as Spencer Gifts and FYE, would be relocated, with new Lady Foot Locker and Victoria's Secret stores brought into the mall.

The relocated Food Court was dedicated in November 2005. The original food facility, at the mall's Main Entrance, was gutted and refashioned into a Specialty Wing. New tenants, such as Hollister Company, Wet Seal, Body Central and Forever 21, were joined by the mall's second sit-down restaurant, Davenport's Italian Oven.

These businesses opened in the spring of 2006. This happened in conjunction with the conversion of Hecht's into a Macy's, which was finalized February 1 of the same year.

At the turn of the century, CAPITAL CITY MALL encompassed 682,300 leasable square feet and housed eighty-six store spaces, with nineteen kiosks. A freestanding (46,100 square foot) Toys R Us was shuttered in 2012. It was gutted and expanded, with a (50,000 square foot) Field & Stream retail store opening on October 16, 2015.

In February 2017, the mall's Sears was shuttered. The vacant building was demolished in March and replaced by a multi-tenant structure. This housed a 1-level (61,200 square foot) Dick's Sporting Goods, (15,000 square foot) Sears Appliance & Mattress and two other retail spaces. These stores were open for business by late 2017.


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Erie's Millcreek Mall

The original shopping hub's trademark. The umbrella motif, first devised in the early '60s, was often used by enclosed malls to promote them as a haven from any kind of inclement weather.

MILLCREEK MALL as it was configured at the time of its completion, in 1976. It encompassed roughly 1,095,700 leasable square feet with five anchors and one hundred and ten inline stores. An urban legend has circulated for years making light of the fact that the mall structure resembles a pistol pointed toward Downtown Erie.

Pittsburgh-based Kaufmann's opened their second shopping mall branch at MILLCREEK. The store, which contained 160,000 square feet, was dedicated in October 1975.
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Originally a Cleveland-based Halle Brothers Company (a.k.a. Halle's), this store had a stint as an Erie-based Dahlkemper's Catalog Showroom before re-opening as the Burlington Coat Factory seen here, in 1997.
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J.C. Penney, which anchors the north end of MILLCREEK MALL, opened in October 1975. The building encompasses 148,200 square feet.
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Originally a "Penneys" Auto Center, the outparcel structure seen here was rebranded by Firestone when the J.C. Penney chain sold off its auto repair division, in 1983.
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The mall's southeast anchor opened, as a Sears, in 1974. It operated under that nameplate for 42 years.
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By 1986, MILLCREEK MALL proper has been joined by several peripheral structures. A Children's Palace opened in 1983, followed by a 6-plex cinema in 1986. Inside the mall, two anchor stores have been rebranded.

The Children's Palace building became a Warren, Pennsylvania-based Blair Outlet for a time before re-opening as the Erie Institute of Technology seen here.
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The General Cinema Corporation Millcreek Mall 6 was a freestanding venue. It was acquired, and rebranded, by Cinemark in the mid-1990s (and would be shuttered in October 2012).
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MILLCREEK MALL in 1999. By this time, the south and southwest anchors have been rebranded a total of five times. The first stores in a new strip plaza, the MILLCREEK MALL PAVILION, have just opened on a pad west of the mall proper.

The new PAVILION was anchored by a freestanding Hills, which was rebranded by Ames soon after its completion. Ames shut down in 2002, with the store structure eventually re-opening as the All Seasons Marketplace flea market.
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To keep from having to pay exorbitant "common area maintence" fees, McDonald's bolted from an in-mall location. The freestanding store seen here served its first Happy Meal in 2007.
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The mall and its many outparcels as they stood in 2009. The big news at this time was THE PROMENADE AT MILLCREEK MALL, a lifestyle-like rebuild of the old Bazaar Court on the northwest corner of the mall proper.

A renovation done between March and November 2008 rebuilt much of the mall's interior and exterior. An area on the south side of Macy's became a Food Court. A dramatic entrance now provided access to the culinary complex from the northeast parking area.
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In this interior view, we see said Food Court. The 6-bay facility included Fuddruckers, Little Tokyo, China Max, Dairy Queen-Orange Julius, Dunkin' Donuts-Baskin Robbins and Subway.
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 A snapshot of the Southeast Court area at MILLCREEK MALL. This photo is now dated, as Sears has pulled up stakes and left the shopping hub. Today, one would see a Boscov's nameplate on the anchor store.
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Here, we see the PROMENADE AT MILLCREEK MALL and its Kirkland's home decor store. The placement of the Macy's nameplate might seem a bit perplexing. The store is actually located on the opposite side of the mall. The doorways seen here comprise a northwest mallway entrance.
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By 2013, the mall and many of its peripheral structures were being collectively promoted as the MILLCREEK MALL COMPLEX.
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We see the latest MILLCREEK modifications in a circa-2018 plan. After Burlington Coat Factory's 2012 departure, its space was rebuilt into a new wing. It housed nine tenants, including a Mad Mex restaurant, Primanti Brothers restaurant and Round 1 Bowling & Amusement Center. Following Sears' 2016 shuttering, its space was expanded and retenanted by the aforementioned Boscov's. 
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Erie County, Pennsylvania

The first (and only) major shopping mall in Erie County, Pennsylvania was built on an 87.5 acre parcel, located 3.4 miles southwest of center city Erie. The site, formerly the Spires Farm and temporary Kearsarge Airfield, was in an unincorporated section of Erie County known as Millcreek Township.

MILLCREEK MALL was developed by Youngstown, Ohio's Cafaro Company. The fully-enclosed complex encompassed approximately 1,095,700 leasable square feet and featured five anchor stores.

The first to open for business were a 2-level (125,000 square foot) Sears and 2-level (137,100 square foot), Erie-based Boston Store. These were in operation by late 1974. A 2-level (86,800 square foot), Cleveland-based Halle Brother's Company (Halle's) was dedicated in January 1975, followed by a 2-level (160,000 square foot), Pittsburgh-based Kaufmann's, which made its debut September 9 of the same year. The final anchor, a 2-level (148,200 square foot) J.C. Penney, held it's grand opening October 1, 1975.

MILLCREEK MALL held its official dedication October 6, 1975, with new store openings stretching into the following year. Junior anchors were a J.G. McCrory 5 & 10 and Ashtabula-based Carlisle's. The General Cinema Corporation Millcreek Mall 3 was dedicated around the time of the mall's grand opening. There was also a (91,800 square foot) retail annex in the northwest parking area.

Charter inline stores included Orange Julius, Hot Sam Pretzels, Florsheim Shoes, Spencer Gifts, Ciro's Supper Club, York Steakhouse, Karmelkorn, Hickory Farms of Ohio, CVS Drug, County Seat, Musicland and a branch of the Erie County Public Library.

The nearest mall-type counterpart was ERIE CENTRAL MALL (1963) {3.3 miles northeast, in downtown Erie}. This complex, which encompassed only 181,700 leasable square feet, was no match for MILLCREREK MALL, which was five times its size. The nearest regional-class complex was MEADVILLE MALL (1970) {30.2 miles southwest, in Crawford County}.

A dizzying succession of anchor store closings, openings and rebrandings commenced at MILLCREEK MALL in July 1979. The Boston Store morphed into a Pittsburgh-based Joseph Horne Company. This Horne's was rebranded by Columbus-based Lazarus in May 1994.

Lazarus closed March 14, 1998 and was replaced by a Dayton-based Elder-Beerman on September 11 of the same year. Elder-Beerman was followed by a York, Pennsylvania-based The Bon Ton in October 2003.

Halle's was the second store in the mall to change nameplates. The chain folded in 1982, with its MILLCREEK MALL location re-opening as an Erie-based Dahlkemper's Catalog Showroom. This lasted until 1993.

On August 1, 1997, Burlington Coat Factory assumed the space, but moved out of the mall in the fall of 2012. The vacant anchor was reconfigured as eight tenant spaces, with a new southwest mall entrance created.

Meanwhile, Carlisle's space, vacated in 1995, was renovated with a small addition. The area was occupied by a Myrtle Beach-based Waccamaw's HomePlace. This store was shuttered April 1, 2001 and divided between a New Jersey-based AC Moore Arts & Crafts and New York State-based Steve & Barry's University Sportswear. The Steve & Barry's chain was liquidated in early 2009. AC Moore expanded into its space. Kaufmann's had been converted into a Macy's on September 8, 2006.

Peripheral structures were added to the shopping center site during the 1980s. These included Children's Palace (1983) and a second multiplex, the General Cinema Corporation Millcreek Mall 6, which was completed in 1986.

An additional strip center of stores was proposed by the Cafaro Company in 1989; this to occupy a 62 acre site west of the existing mall. Many hurdles were to be overcome before this addition would come to fruition.

After 10 years of litigation and negotiation, Cafaro was finally able to proceed with the construction of MILLCREEK MALL PAVILION. Ground was broken in the fall of 1998. Stores opened between 1999 and 2002. These included a (51,000 square foot) Dick's Sporting Goods, (26,500 square foot) Linens 'N Things and (23,600 square foot) Old Navy.

Canton, Massachusetts-based Hills had also dedicated an (85,300 square foot) freestanding store. This closed and re-opened, as a Rocky Hill, Connecticut-based Ames, in July 1999. An adjacent parcel at the northwest corner of the PAVILION site was being developed as a prospective Regal 12-plex cinema. Work commenced in December 1998, but stopped in September 2001. After two false starts, the project was abandoned. Said cinema was never completed.

Although MILLCREEK MALL had been given a face lift in 1996, by the late 2000s it was ready for another update. Cafaro announced a mall makeover in March 2008, which was to extend for 7 months.

The original 3-screen cinema, shuttered March 20, 1997, had been replaced by Albany-based FYE (For Your Entertainment) in November 2002. Adjacent area was reworked into a 5-bay Food Court. Moreover, common areas were refurbished with Italian porcelain floors, new ceiling treatments and skylights. Three mall entrances were remodeled, with a fourth being sealed off.

A Bazaar Court in the mall was gutted and reoriented with exterior-entranced storefronts, along with most of the existing space on the west-facing front of the mall. This area became an upscale PROMENADE, that was populated with various high-end boutiques and bistros. The renewed MILLCREEK MALL was dedicated November 14, 2008.

By 2013, the mall proper, its adjacent strip centers, and most of its outparcels, were being promoted as the MILLCREEK MALL COMPLEX. The mall proper encompassed approximately 1,107,300 leasable square feet and housed around one hundred and fifteen stores and services, with twelve kiosks.

Sears, a 1974 charter anchor, went dark in December 2016. In January, work began on a renovation of the vacant building. It was expanded to 151,000 square feet and re-opened, as a Reading-based Boscov's, October 5, 2017.

This department store's debut was followed by the departure of another. The 14-year-old The Bon Ton at MILLCREEK MALL closed for good in mid-2018. With these modifications, the main structure of MILLCREEK MALL encompassed approximately 1,133,300 leasable square feet.


"Millcreek Mall" article on Wikipedia
Erie County, Pennsylvania property tax assessor website
Syracuse's Shoppingtown

Greater Syracuse's SHOPPINGTOWN was officially dedicated -with eighteen stores- in March 1954. It was touted as "Central New York's newest and greatest regional shopping center". 
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J.C. PENNEY / F.W. WOOLWORTH 5 & 10 (with luncheonette) / WALGREEN DRUG (with luncheonette) / ACME supermarket / GRAND UNION supermarket / Addis Company / Alexander Grant's Hardware / Endicott-Johnson Shoes / Fanny Farmer Candies / G.R. Kinney Shoes / Harry Cook Dry Cleaning / Kearny-Goodyear Automotive & Appliance / Dr. John P. Kavanaugh, Optometrist / Jonas Shops ladies' & children's wear/ Mason's Barber Shop / Shoppingtown Antiques /  Shoppingtown Launderette / Shoppingtown Shoe Service / Wilbur-Rogers ladies' & Children's wear 

A Syracuse-based Dey Brothers was the first bona fide anchor of the SHOPPINGTOWN complex. The store, added to the north end of the strip plaza, opened in 1962.
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The lengthy strip center started out with the L-shape (in reverse) section in black. A northern store block (in dark gray) was completed in 1955. A larger expansion, built in 1956 (in medium gray), added W.T. Grant, several inline stores, and the Kallet ShoppingTown Theatre. The basic complex was finished with a third northern extension, which included the aforementioned Dey Brothers anchor store.

The Kallet ShoppingTown Theatre was installed in the basement floor and faced onto a lower level parking area on the back side of the complex. The single-screen venue showed its first feature in March 1957. It was shuttered in December 1968, when it was replaced by the freestanding Kallet Shoppingtown Theatre I & II.  
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Rochester-based E.W. Edwards & Son built the SHOPPINGTOWN center's second anchor department store. Situated in the rear parking area, it opened for business in September 1968. The store was shuttered and retenanted by J.C. Penney in January 1975.