NORTHAMPTON – The new awning at Thornes Marketplace is still a few weeks away, but denizens of downtown Northampton should be warned that it match the original one. That one, an iconic green awning in place since the since the 1980s, came down at the beginning of the month as part of a facelift for the indoor mall’s exterior. The owners of Thornes plan to install a new sign in tall metallic letters that will resemble the one of McCallum’s Department Store, which occupied the site for more than a century before it was sold and made into the multi-shop indoor mall that is Thornes.

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