In this early 1960s photo, shoppers stroll the open-air EL CON mallway. The center's trusty F.W. Woolworth 5 & dime is seen on the right.
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The first phase of a large-scale expansion of EL CON CENTER was completed in the fall of 1969. This was built on the site of the demolished hotel and consisted of a new Levy's ["lee-veez"], relocated from a much smaller store in the original open-air mall.
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