Big changes are coming for Canton Centre....or are they? Starting in 1987, Mellett Mall in Canton, Ohio was given a multi-million dollar renovation and at the official rededication in March of 1988, the shopping complex was bestowed a new name, Canton Centre. By 2000, the mall had been struggling for quite a few years and in 2001 Canton Centre was auctioned off. It was sold again in 2004. Today, a great deal of the complex is not in use as it has been de-malling since 2007. The eventual fate of the vacant areas is uncertain. However one thing is for certain, the J.C. Penney structure will be left standing as they have made it clear they have no plans to vacate the store that they have operated since 1965.
Tags: dead-mall, retro, nostalgia, 80s, 1980s