For decades, Thornes Marketplace has offered shelter to shoppers within and to pedestrians without. On Monday, August 4th the collection of stores began putting a new face to its exterior. The iconic green awning on Main Street, a Thornes fixture since the 1980s, was in disrepair and needed to be replaced.
Thornes has installed a new sign that harks back to the one on McCallum’s Department Store, which occupied the site for more than a century until it was sold and became the multi-shop indoor mall that is Thornes. The sign features tall metal letters similar to the aluminum scrips used by McCallum’s. Thornes Facility Manager Jon McGee said the new awning, like the old one, will be green. “That awning has been here at Thornes longer than I have, which is saying something," McGee said. "We do want folks to know that we will be installing a new green awning in its place. It will be smaller and a different color green, but you’ll still be able to tell your friends to meet you at Thornes under the green awning.”
Thanks your patience during our facelift. We hope you approve of the end result!