East Rochester Village Mall
Welcome to the East Rochester Village Mall, as we step back in time to 1981 for this atmospheric interior view. An initial cursory search didn't yield much about this forgotten shopping mall in the Village of East Rochester, New York, so I don't know a lot about it yet. I'm not even sure whether or not it's still standing there in its original "mall" role today. The Google aerial below points to it (as Techniplex Mall), but it looks pretty dilapidated and deserted--small, too.
What I do know is that the mall opened on Main Street in the summer of 1974, as part of an urban renewal project, and that it was renamed, Techniplex Mall, in 1983. I also read that it was widely rumored to have been built by mafia construction companies in 1973. No word on any possible Jimmy Hoffa burial theories, though.
Mall history: 1974 - ?
Current website: n/a
Current aerial view
Previous entries: none
(Study image courtesy and © Monroe County Library System)