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Penn Can Mall

Newspaper Articles

NOTE: Some of these files are very large, I had to make them this way to make sure the print was readable.

August 13, 1967 - "Penn-Can Mall plans 50 stores"
November 2, 1973 - "New center under way"
April 6, 1975 - "2 major retail stores to open outlets in mall"
April 10, 1975 - "150-Store Penn Can Mall Going Forward"
February 27, 1976 - "Clock Checking"
March 25, 1976 - Part 1 - "It's Grand Opening Time At Penn Can Mall" - All of the articles from this date were from a 10 page special on the opening of the mall.
March 25, 1976 - Part 2 - "Capenos appointed PennCan manager", "Hoppe opens store in PennCan Mall"
March 25, 1976 - Part 3 - "He's built more than 75 malls", "Strategic Location"
March 25, 1976 - Part 4 - "PennCan Mall opens at 10 a.m."
March 25, 1976 - Part 5 - "Gerber Music keeps pace", "Canadian firm to open store", "1,000 feet long", "3,000 spaces for parking", "Grand Opening Play Palace"
March 25, 1976 - Part 6 - "Park-like feeling"
March 25, 1976 - Part 7 - "Mall near many areas of county", "2 developers site experience", "High pressure air"
March 25, 1976 - Part 8 - "Carillon to play many tunes", "Books of all kinds"
March 25, 1976 - Part 9 - "Live plants in PennCan"
March 25, 1976 - Part 10 - "Stores to employ 1,000-plus"
March 25, 1976 - Part 11 - "Climate controlled", "Free 6 pack of Wink", "Mall merchants offer variety"
March 25, 1976 - Part 12 - "Penn Can Mall opens"
August 4, 1976 - "Time For Back To School Savings" - advertisement
December 16, 1976 - "CHS King Kong Wins First Prize" - A 16-foot tall King Kong at Penn Can Mall?
October 30, 1977 - "Enter the Penn Can Mall Cookie Monster Coloring Contest"
August 17, 1978 - "Shopping Malls are Where the Money is"
August 24, 1978 - "Wednesday Night Fever"
October 15, 1978 - "Sesame stars at Mall" - Susan and Gordon are at Penn Can!
December 18, 1980 - "International Show" - Great picture of center court during Christmas season.
August 19, 1981 - "The Subject Is Fashion At The Penn Can Mall"
October 25, 1983 - "Hills opens third store"
August 19, 1984 - "Gosh, Wally, guess who I saw at the mall?" - Jerry Mathers comes to Penn Can.
October 30, 1984 - Grand Re-opening of Marketplace Mall
December 2, 1984 - "Season's greetings from Penn Can Mall" - Win Cabbage Patch Dolls!
August 9, 1985 - "Penn Can may sign 4th big store for expansion"
November 7, 1985 - "In Cicero, a trade barrier is about to fall"
September 18, 1986 - Chappell's opening day schedule of events
November 13, 1986 - "Malls expand"
March 20, 1988 - Part 1 - "Mall rats bring thefts, fights and drugs" - This is the article I mentioned in the forum that included a picture of some of my friends, who were doing nothing wrong. I wonder if the newspaper photographer was told to take some pictures of some "long haired boys" in the mall.
March 20, 1988 - Part 2 - "Malls turn into hangouts for teens" - Part 2 of the article above. I liked this quote, "Teens with no place else to go can be incredibly devoted to their local mall...", even though I find it silly. I mean, who could be that devoted to a mall? Next thing you know some twit will have a web site dedicated to their old mall! Ridiculous.
April 4, 1990 - "April Events At Penn Can Mall"
July 19, 1990 - "Holy Guacamole!" - A full page with ads from 19 different stores plus a chance to meet the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
November 2, 1990 - "Grand Opening Of Steinbach", "The video palace: standard stop for mall rats"
January 5, 1992 - "Overbuilding of '80s catches up"
April 28, 1992 - "Tough Times at the Malls"
June 1, 1992 - "Store files suit against mall owner"
May 30, 1993 - "Penn Can's discount image moves forward ... er ... north"
August 11, 1994 - "Strip center to replace ailing Penn Can"
October 8, 1995 - "Only eight malls remain since Carousel opened"
July 19, 1996 - "Funscape complex in store at Penn Can"
December 18, 1996 - "Mall Magnate's Family Feud Escalates to Federal Lawsuit"
April 17, 1997 - "Mall owners shop for Cicero tax breaks"
April 24, 1997 - "Suggestions offered for Penn Can Mall"
July 3, 1998 - "Two Malls Put Up for Sale"
February 10, 1999 - "Owners Consolidate Malls"
November 16, 2000 - "Area auto dealer buys Penn Can Mall"
November 17, 2000 - "Caretaker notes fall of Penn Can Mall"
November 30, 2000 - "Officials hope sale of Penn Can will drive development"
February 2, 2002 - "Auto Mall on Track"
September 21, 2002 - "Burdick breaks ground on Driver's Village"

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