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Millcreek Mall Wins Environmental Award

June 15, 2015


Joe Bell                                                                       Christina O’Neill
Director of Corporate Communications               Marketing Director
The Cafaro Company                                               Millcreek Mall Complex                         
330-747-2661 ext. 771                                          814-864-7945 ext. 105
724-730-4532 (Mobile)

Millcreek Mall and its merchants have always cared about their customers but now a local organization has honored the mall for caring about the environment.  S.O.N.S. (Save Our Native Species) of Lake Erie Fishing Club presented an Environmental Awareness Award to Millcreek Mall Property Manager Tim Jares on June 13.  Jares accepted the award during the mall’s inaugural Environmental Expo. The organization praised the staff and management of Millcreek Mall for their work in keeping litter out of Walnut Creek, which borders the mall property.  Fencing and other physical barriers were installed to prevent refuse from reaching the stream.  Additionally, the mall has worked with Millcreek Township officials to remediate erosion and sediment problems along the creek.   The result has been a cleaner flow of water into Lake Erie, providing a healthier environment for fish species as well as the anglers, boaters and swimmers who enjoy the lake.
The S.O.N.S. of Lake Erie Fishing Club is an organization of over 3,000 members. Established in 1981, it is dedicated to the improvement of fishing on Lake Erie and its Pennsylvania tributaries. The organization has supported regulations promoting the growth and health of the Lake Erie fishery. As a member of the Cooperative Nursery Branch of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, the club established a fish hatchery that annually produces and stocks approximately 1 million Walleye and 2 million Yellow Perch into Presque Isle Bay.  The S.O.N.S. also participate in the P.F.B.C. adopt-a-stream program.  It has annually built and placed appropriate structures in the waters of Presque Isle Bay which provide habitat for the fish that call those waters their home.
Millcreek Mall Complex is located on upper Peach Street and Interstate 79 in Millcreek Township, near Erie, Pennsylvania.  It has been serving the community since 1975.  The facility was renovated in 1996, expanded in 1999 and underwent massive renovation in 2008. The complex currently comprises more than 2 million square feet of shopping, lodging, dining and entertainment.  For more information, visit   Millcreek Mall Complex is owned and managed in association with Cafaro-affiliated companies, based in Youngstown, Ohio.  Cafaro is one of the nation’s largest privately held shopping center developers, owning and overseeing more than 30 million square feet of commercial real estate in 10 states.  Founded by the late William M. Cafaro in 1949, the organization is now in its seventh decade as a family owned and managed business. To learn more about the Cafaro family of companies, go to


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