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Hollie Newton
Aug 23, 2013

50 years ago, 1963: Hills Department Store celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The giant department store on E. Perkins Avenue opened with three other area businesses in the Perkins Plaza Shopping District - Lee's Plaza Barber Shop, Ann's Sweet Shoppe and French-Tex shirt laundry.

25 years ago, 1988: The State Theatre joined a list from across the country that decided not to show the new controversial movie "The Last Temptation of Christ." Cinema World and Sandusky Mall Cinemas had not yet decided whether to show the film.

10 years ago, 2003: Sandusky Blue Streak Booster Club was relieved of the decision whether to pay the city's new parking tax when an anonymous business owner donated $400 to the club.The Boosters collected a parking fee at Blue Streak home football games.


Dwight K.

I forget. When did Hills close?


@old dog
Remember Mr. Wiggs well. Got picture with Santa every year there out in the midway. Wasnt there a grocery store inside right across from it.
And lets not forget about Grants in the Sandusky Plaza.

Fibber Mcgee

Did Giant Tiger enter on Columbus or Perkins Ave? (A milkshake rides on the answer.)


The Red Barn and wasn't there a Neisner's downtown


Giant Tiger used to be in the old Grabner Buick showroom. Does anyone remember a Rink's store? Just came across an old item with a Rink's label.