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Mall memories

| Saturday, December 4, 2010 12:00 a.m

Many years ago on the highway leading to the busy town of Uniontown was a big, wide, long building that became known as the Laurel Mall.

I remember that the citizens of Connellsville were very excited. The economy was almost at a standstill, gasoline prices were out of sight, but that mall was one of the busiest places in the area.

Holidays were especially busy because the mall went all-out for the Christmas season. As years went by, the shopping center became a ghost mall.

It pretty much sat empty.

Then in 2005, Pechin decided to rent the Montgomery Ward end of the mall and in 2008, Gator Corp. from Florida bought the mall and opened one of the largest flea markets in the state. The Gator Laurel Mall is trying to revive an American tradition.

I am writing this letter because I am really excited that a building that was dormant for so long has been revived once again.

Goldie Brown


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