"Greetings from ELYRIA, OHIO"

You have arrived in the year 1970

Midway Mall
In August 1967, a new indoor shopping center opens on the northern edge of Elyria.  It has banks, shoe stores, department stores, restaurants, record stores, movie theaters, and parking.  In the space of just a few years, many downtown Elyria stores move to the mall or close for good.  A new business district is born, and downtown Elyria enters a period of rapid change.

With Penney's and Sears gone, and the movie theaters closed, modern Broad Street begins to take shape.

Clean, safe, convenient...
and a little boring?

And so, as one chapter closes, another begins.

(Millions & Millions Served)
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