A Shopping Centre’s Tale

This timeline outlines a number of newsworthy events in the very early years of Cherry Lane Shopping Centre. It was not without a few growing pains that led to a day where everyone could visit and enjoy this wonderful place! Hover over the timeline and click the arrows on the left and right to help you navigate.
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Citizens Ask Reversal on Shopping Centre Plans

Like many developments, there will be resistance and in 1973 eleven residents in the vicinity of the proposed Grosvenor-Woodward's shopping centre made...
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'Go Ahead' Given For City Shopping Centre

The final hurdle has been cleared on the $5 million shopping centre for Penticton and the development has been given the green light to proceed. Woodward's, with a 90,000 square foot department store and a...
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June Construction Set for Shopping Centre

Target date for completion is July 1975, providing there are no strikes or lockouts in the construction industry this year. "Everything's progressing well. All that remains now is to get...
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A Renewed Attempt to Block Construction

A renewed attempt to block the $5 million Grosvenor Woodward's shopping centre has been launched by Commerce Capital Properties Ltd. The firm, formerly Maurice Properties Ltd., of Winnipeg which was...
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Building to Start This Fall

Structural work on the new $5 million Woodward's Stores Ltd. The shopping centre in Penticton will be started this fall, a spokesman for the developer, Grosvenor International Ltd. of Vancouver said Friday.
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Delays Add $3.5 Million to Shopping Centre Cost

Delays and additional conditions involved in getting clearance for a go ahead on the Grosvenor-Woodward's shopping centre in Penticton have added $3.5 million to...
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Dozer Churns Earth to Mark Centre Start

A bulldozer gouged the earth at the 22 acre shopping centre site, marking a start on the $5 million project.
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Cherry Lane Title Fits Centre Image - Named by Mrs. Nelson Brown of Killarney Street.

Cherry Lane, the name picked for Penticton's shopping centre has netted...
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Clearing, Ditching & Walls Going Up

Some clearing and ditching is being done and drainage pipe is expected to arrive soon to be installed at the west end of the shopping centre site at Kinney Ave. and Skaha Lake Rd. Walls are being erected...
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Project On Schedule

This aerial shot taken by the Herald's Miller Knutson, shows the full outline of the centre. The largest of the covered areas is the Woodward's department store of 90,000 square feet while the smaller covered area...
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Paving Progresses

Developers scheduled to open this fall are busy paving the roads adjoining the centre. The above crew is at work on Warren Ave east of Main St. The city has decided to change the name of Roy Ave E. to Warren Ave. E. This will mean Warren...
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Cherry Lane Opens

"New Shopping Adventure" as quoted in the Penticton Herald, Sept. 30, 1975. "Penticton comes of age, so to speak, tomorrow with the opening of its regional shopping centre, Cherry Lane. The mall is further striking evidence of the city's growth...
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New Shopping Centre Creates Local Jobs

Cherry Lane Shopping Centre and especially Woodward's store accounted for most of the job placements in Penticton during September, according to Canada Manpower statistics. There were 444...
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Reg Webb, Manager of Cherry Lane

A Penticton man and former secretary-manager of the Penticton Chamber of Commerce, Reg Webb is the manager of Cherry Lane Shopping Centre. Mr. Webb is in charge of the centre's facilities...
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Cherry Lane Means Fun

The keynote at Cherry Lane is the centre's bright, cheerful and generally attractive appearance, calculated to make shopping at the centre a pleasure rather than a chore, and to help accomplish the most important phase of retail business...
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Lord Grosvenor Visits

Lord Gerald Grosvenor, 25, son of the Fifth Duke of Westminster, was in Penticton Saturday as part of his world tour visiting major Grosvenor-International developments in Canada, Australia and Hawaii. The Grosvenor family...
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Santa Visit Comes Early

Santa Claus will be making his first official appearance of the year in Penticton at the Cherry Lane Shopping Centre Saturday morning. He will arrive by helicopter at 11am and will be escorted into the mall by RCMP and firemen. Santa will be...
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Shop Hours Extended Despite Objections

City council overrode opposition from downtown Penticton merchants and agreed unanimously with a request by Cherry Lane Shopping Centre for an extension of late night Christmas...
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Those Were The Days

Ten vintage cars from the year 1913 to 1932 were on display in Cherry Lane Shopping Centre and one of the age groups most anxious to view them were the senior citizens of Penticton. With this in mind, members of the South Okanagan...
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