Named after its perfect location between two cities, Lorain and Elyria, Midway Mall opened in 1966 and I would have to believe this postcard to be not much newer than that.
Some notable highlights from this image include Winkelman’s, Penney’s, Harvest House Cafeteria, Fanny Farmer and some great semi-circle bench-style seating. To see what this mall looks like now makes it pretty easy to understand why people don’t really go to malls anymore.
Initially, Midway Mall management prided itself on its squeaky clean image, so much so that there was a 3 bedroom furnished apartment onsite for the head to maintenance to help him make sure that his crew would continue to make the mall the “Showplace of Ohio”.
Back of postcard reads:
Midway Mall, one of Ohio’s finest shopping centers on Route 57 between Elyria and Lorain.
Gone are the terrazzo floors, the sleek benches, and globe style lighting that once adorned this beautiful court. The JCPenney store is now not surprising gone as well, honestly it looked like they had already given up at this point anyway (great window display). No word on if the apartment is still there.