I remember when I was a kid, Shannon Mall was the closest mall.  If Arbor Place was never built, I believe Shannon Mall would still be alive and kicking, maybe even have retailers like Barnes & Noble outside the mall, but because of Arbor Place and the development of retail around it, as well as in other neighboring cities like Hiram, Shannon Mall is pretty much a ghost town now.  I haven’t been there in over ten years.  There used to be a great used bookstore there but I’m pretty sure it’s closed now.  Someone has documented the history of Shannon Mall in a blog post–it’s an interesting read.

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