Shoppingtown Mall

Shoppingtown Mall was the first major shopping center that was built in the Syracuse, NY area. It is located in the town of DeWitt. Shoppingtown was first built as an outdoor strip plaza in March 1954, and has gone thru many changes over the years. The strip plaza was torn down in 1974 and rebuilt into an indoor mall, which opened in August 1975. Shoppingtown Mall underwent a major renovation in 1991, and celebrated its "Grand Re-Opening" in August of that year. As of writing this (February 2020), Shoppingtown Mall is basically empty, only containing a movie theater and some local stores. For a more detailed history of the mall, please check out the newspaper articles near the bottom of the page.


Click here to see an aerial view of Shoppingtown Mall from December 1987.


The above picture, as well as all of the following photos from 1990 are courtesy of Mike Hepp. This first group of pictures are of the second floor of the mall, in the area which would now be right above the movie theaters:

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This next group of photos are from the Sears wing of the mall, also taken in 1990.

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The following photos of the outside of the mall were taken in January 2007.

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I took the following photos of the Sears wing and the movie theater in February 2007.

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The following video is a CW6 News Report about upcoming mall renovations (that never happened) taped on January 23, 2007.

The following commercials originally aired in 1986, 1990, 1991, and 1992:

Newspaper Articles

March 4, 1953 - New Center Called 'Shoppingtown'
April 19, 1953 - Presenting 46-acre Shoppingtown
May 3, 1953 - 35 Local Firms To Help Construct Shopping Center
August 7, 1975 - Part 1 - The following pages are from a 7 page special celebrating the opening of the new indoor mall.
August 7, 1975 - Part 2
August 7, 1975 - Part 3
August 7, 1975 - Part 4
August 7, 1975 - Part 5
August 7, 1975 - Part 6
August 7, 1975 - Part 7
August 22, 1991 - Part 1 - The following pages are from an "Advertising Supplement" in the newspaper promoting the mall's "Grand Re-Opening".
August 22, 1991 - Part 2
August 22, 1991 - Part 3
August 22, 1991 - Part 4
August 22, 1991 - Part 5
August 22, 1991 - Part 6
August 22, 1991 - Part 7
August 22, 1991 - Part 8
August 22, 1991 - Part 9
August 22, 1991 - Part 10
August 22, 1991 - Part 11
August 22, 1991 - Part 12
August 22, 1991 - Part 13

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