Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Renovated Entrances Set for Penn Square Mall in OKC

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Renovated Entrances Set for Penn Square Mall in OKC

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New entrances will soon greet visitors at Oklahoma City's Penn Square Mall.

Built in 1960 as an open-air lifestyle center, the mall has undergone many changes over the years. The new entrances are intended to match extensive interior renovations that were completed in 2000.

Jeannette Smith, director of mall marketing at Penn Square, said the mall has six entrances, all of which will eventually receive complete renovations.

The first two entrances to receive upgrades are on the southeast and west sides of the mall.

Those two will feature a streamlined awning that will shield customers from inclement weather on their way into the mall. The two entrances are the largest, and the smaller entrances will also eventually receive similar upgrades.

The southeast entrance is slated for completion by the end of October in anticipation of the Christmas shopping season. That entrance will also include sliding glass doors and landscaping.

Work on the main west entrance will begin next year, followed by work on the secondary entrances, which are scheduled to be done by 2009.

The main area of the mall was covered in the early 1980s, but remained a single level. …

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