5-7-9 1996 Photo and 1980 Grand Opening Ad
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Since the 5-7-9 at the mall closed last week after 30 years of business, we have uploaded this photo of 5-7-9 that we found from 1996.





5-7-9 was a Phase 2 Grand Opening Tenant on Wednesday March 12, 1980


New Things in store for 2011!
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To keep ongoing interest in the C3Nostalgia organization by those who remember the mall in its golden days, I have decided that for 2011, I will be uploading a new photo or an item from the mall to the C3Nostalgia Flickr group. The photos will all be posted from my personal Flickr account. Keep your eyes on this LiveJournal Group though. There will sometimes be LiveJournal exclusive content posted that isn't normally available on the Flickr page.

The first of the new photos posted is an aerial view of the mall from 1986 which shows Gimbels still adorning the mall. Even though the once world-famous Gimbels chain was liquidated in 1986, Consolidated sub-leased this location to sell discounted merchandise, but according to Century III executives at the time, they were not a full-time department store as they did not regularly offer a general line of clothing and housewares.



C3Nostalgia Christmas!
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It's a C3Nostalgia Christmas! We have an large amount of holiday photos from 94 and 95, so I uploaded some for the C3Nostalgia Christmas.

C3Nostalgia Official Flickr Group


Photos include:
- Santa's Arrival 1994, where Santa came into the mall in a 59 Ford
- Santa's Chair 94
- Holiday Railroad
- And MORE!





C3Nostalgia Official Flickr Group

Ho, Ho, Ho! Merry Christmas from C3Nostalgia!

Digitally Re-Constructed ToyCo
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I have digitally reconstructed a toy store from the Mall's Grand Opening in 1979. The store was named ToyCo, and it was in the mall until about 1986, when Circus World went into the space. C3Nostalgia seems to lack any further data on that however.

Below is the storefront. I had to guess on some of the colors due to this plan being incomplete as a preliminary storefront drawing, and I have no photographs of this store, but the design is still there anyway. I think it looks good.

Once again, this is drawn to 100% scale and to show it being so, I left the default person from the SketchUp Program next to the store.




As an added bonus only here on LiveJournal, I have the Grand Opening Ad from the mall's Grand Opening Supplement to the Tuesday October 23, 1979 and Wednesday October 24, 1979 Editions of The Pittsburgh Post Gazette and The Pittsburgh Press newspapers.



Fun-N-Games Arcade
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The first fully rendered space I completed for the C3Nostalgia Virtual Mall project.

Fun-N-Games fully rendered in Google SketchUp.  Drawn 100% to scale.


Project Awareness 93?
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We don't have much information, but there are 2 photos from Project Awareness now posted on the C3Nostalgia Flickr Group.

Project Awareness Sherlock on Flickr
Project Awareness Sherlock Patch

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