PHOTO GALLERY: Station Mall opened 50 years ago today

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A downtown staple for exactly half a century, the Sault’s main shopping centre is about to get a $60M facelift — including a massive entertainment complex and new retailers

Fifty years ago today — on Halloween 1973 — Station Mall opened its doors to excited shoppers in Sault Ste. Marie. 

“Year-round indoor shopping comfort in the heart of downtown,” declared a full-page newspaper ad, promoting the Oct. 31 grand opening.

“There are no meters to watch, no parking tickets to pay when you shop at Station Mall,” the ad continued. “There’s a parking space waiting for you!”

Five decades later, the Sault’s signature shopping centre is getting a $60-million facelift.

As SooToday has previously reported, the massive renovation plan — scheduled for completion early next year — will include a 50,000 square-foot entertainment complex, a dining sports bar and restaurant, and several new retailers.

The downtown mall will also feature new electric vehicle charging stations in the main parking lot.

You can read all our previous coverage on the announcement HERE and HERE.

In the meantime — to mark the mall’s 50th birthday — take a trip down memory lane in the above photo gallery.

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