"It's happenin' now at Penn Can Mall!"


-Classic photos sent in by Mike Hepp - page 3 -

This page includes several more photos from 1976. Tuxedo Junction was one of the stores affected by the roof collapse in the Blizzard of 93.

Tops N Bottoms certainly enjoyed their hand-painted store signs. On a side note, can you believe that all of these pictures were almost thrown out by a Wilmorite employee? Check out the David Hepp interview to see what I'm talking about.

For some reason, I just loved those "rest areas". The wooden benches, the plants, the large light fixtures.. what else do you need while waiting for your mother to come out of St. Clair? Again, you can click on any of these photos to see them full size.

So-Fro Fabrics was there for most of the time The Mall was open. I remember as a kid being confused by the sign. What exactly does "So-Fro" mean? I thought it was some sort of hair product. Also, the "A" in Fabrics always looked like a stack of books to me. So, between the hair products, the books, and what I thought was wallpaper hanging on the wall, I didn't know what this place sold. 

Shed House was another store area that had been affected by the Blizzard of 93. By 1993, the store had been long gone, with the toilet being the only thing left in the back room. This was also the area where The Mall had it's model train display during the 1990 Christmas season.

Marjax was not really one of my favorite stores, having not really been a fan of sports or sporting goods. However, I think I may have purchased some sneakers here and I know I bought a hockey mask here so I could dress up like Jason from "Friday the 13th" for Halloween one year.

Aah, Gerber Music! This was a great record store, and I liked it a lot better then when the evil Cavages took it's place. The store used to wrap around, so it would have 2 entrances. Near the other entrance they would sell shirts and old 78 records.

My friend John, who I took the 2002 mall tour with, is going to hate this picture. Apparently he's had a long standing argument with someone about which restaurant occupied this space. He claimed it was Pasquale's and his friend said it was Eric & Ralph's. Well, they were both right. Pasquale's took over this spot many years after this photo had been taken. 

This photo is most likely from the late 70s. I vaguely remember my mother going into stores like these while I would go up to the arcade or to Pavones. Then, of course, we would have to meet at The Clock at a certain time.

People just loved their sidewalk sales. I'm assuming this is another photo from the late 70s. I love the hand painted sign for the "North Concourse" of The Mall. 

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