A layout of the mall as it was configured at its late '60s dedication. In September 1968, PLAZA LAS AMERICAS encompassed nearly 800,000 leasable square feet and was anchored by a "New Look" Penney's and two PR-based chains; Velasco and Gonzales Padin. The complex housed seventy-nine stores and services.



The original mall was anchored by one of the largest J.C. Penney operations in the entire chain. It vied for prominence with a store at Concord, California's SUNVALLEY CENTER and was slightly larger than Penney's locations at SOUTHCENTER {Tukwila, Washington} and YORKTOWN CENTER {Lombard, Illinois}.
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An interior view, showing the PLAZA Penney's mallway entrance.
Photo from Nostalgia Sobre Puerto Rico In the '70s and '80s


The mallway entrance of the center's 2-level Gonzales Padin.
Photo from Nostalgia Sobre Puerto Rico In the '70s and '80s