As the holiday season approaches, Evansville's Eastland Mall has good news for both shoppers, and those looking for a job.

Keeping Malls Alive

I love going to the mall. Maybe it's because I grew up thirty miles away from Evansville, and going to the mall was not something we did very often. So, anytime I see empty spaces or stores planning to close, I am always hopeful that something new and exciting will fill the space.

*Scroll Down To See What Eastland Mall Looked Like in the 1980s

Introducing Sports Fan

Eastland Mall recently announced the opening of a new store for sports enthusiasts. Sports Fan has some of the regular stuff you might see in a sport store, but there are some unique items, too.

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If you happen to have any Taylor Swift and Travis Kelsey fans in your life, there are some pretty cool Kansas City Chiefs items.

Socks and More

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Looking for Exotic Plants?

If you love plants, check out Connie's Exotic Plants located in the middle of the mall between Windsor and Victoria's Secret.

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Connie's Exotic Plants is one of the newest kiosks at Eastland Mall.

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Various stores are hiring for the upcoming holiday season. Find job openings HERE.

Then and Now - See Inside Evansville, Indiana's Eastland Mall

Eastland Mall opened in 1981, and it has changed a lot through the years. JC. Penny still anchors the mall on one end, and what was Lazarus Department Store is now Macy's.

Gallery Credit: Liberty

See How Much North Green River Rd in Evansville, Indiana has Changed over the Years

Thanks to Google Maps we can travel back in time to see how much Evansville, Indiana has changed.

Gallery Credit: Liberty

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Then & Now - Evansville's Washington Square Mall Through the Years

Evansville is home to a lot of unique buildings including the first enclosed retail shopping center in Indiana. Yes, our very own Washington Square Mall was the place to be when it opened in 1963. If you walk through the mall today, you would never guess how alive the shops were, even through the 1980s. Enjoy this walk down memory lane I've put together, and maybe someday there will be new life inside 5011 Washington Ave.

Gallery Credit: Liberty

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