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Bringing on tenants at the new El Cerrito shopping center, 1957-58

Here are the original Oakland Tribune stories as Woolworth comes aboard as a tenant and Capwell’s celebrates opening the largest department store in Contra Costa County in 1957-58.

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October 1957.

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Announcement of the opening of Capwell’s new $6 million, 232,000-square-foot store in July 1958.

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More than 5,000 people attended the ribbon-cutting and opening of the Capwell’s store, the Tribune reported.

Chris Treadway