The Opening of Pecanland Mall

I am going to date myself here! I remember the opening of Pecanland Mall. The official opening of the mall was Wednesday, July 24, 1985. It wasn’t until that Saturday that my parents took us there, but my one memory of that day was the smell of garlic! You see, several area chefs were doing demonstrations, and that day, Justin Wilson was on hand! You know Mr. Wilson loved his garlic!

My colleague brought me a News-Star supplement she found in our files, which was all about the grand opening. It included a guide map to all the stores. A lot of the stores listed I had forgotten about (Wicks N Sticks!) and the memories brought a smile to my face.

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