The $40,000 Coleman Mall redevelopment was opened on February 27, 1973 by the Mayor of Palmerston North, Mr B.G.C. Elwood. The work was done by Palmerston North City Council workmen except for the asphalting of the parking and pedestrian areas. This view shows the mall from The Square looking through to George Street. Coleman Mall was further revitalised during the development of the Palmerston North City Library in 1996. Photograph published in the Manawatu Evening Standard 26 February 1973.