By Carla Slavey Commonwealth Journal
Name two things that scream “ Christmas shopping season ” more that mall shopping and mall Santas .
The Somerset Mall is celebrating its 40th year in 2021 – with many of the stores that started there still found within it ’ s golden brick walls .
JC Penney and Belk are still there , on opposite ends of the half-mile long shopping extravaganza . So is Show Off Shirts and Claire ’ s . Other stores have come and gone over the years , but some , like Bath and Body Works and Maurices , have been there so long it ’ s hard to imagine the Somerset Mall without them .
The managers of two long-time Somerset Mall stores – Hibbett Sport and Bookland ( Books-A-Million ), said back in
The center court of the Somerset Mall is all decked out for Christmas . l Photo by Carla Slavey
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