Category: Mall Culture

  • Fairgrounds Square Mall

    The Fairgrounds Square Mall

    The Fairgrounds Square Mall was built on the site of the old Reading Fairgrounds. The Mall opened in October 1980 The Mall’s opening ribbon-cutting ceremony happening on October 20th 1980, on the first day of the 125th Reading Fair which was held on its premises. A New Shopping Mall was opened in Berks County on…

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  • The Berkshire Mall

    Planning for the Berkshire Mall began in the late 1960s. Sears was announced as the first major planned tenant in November 1967; to replace its nearby Shillington location which had opened in 1956. Construction began in 1968, with an “official” kickoff in November of that year. The mall opened in February 1970, and it was…

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