Rep. Greg Pence Criticized For Racist Items Sold At His Mall

Jul 31, 2020
(AP Photo/Casey Smith)

EDINBURGH, Ind. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Greg Pence is coming under criticism for allowing the sale of objects with racist depictions of African Americans at a sprawling  antiques mall he owns with his wife. The issue has taken on particular significance amid a national reckoning on race. The Exit 76 Antique Mall in Edinburgh, Indiana, has more than 4 million items for sale by the merchants who rent booths from the Pences. Sprinkled throughout the mall are dozens of objects that trade in Jim Crow-era caricatures and stereotypes. Pence's Democratic challenger drew attention to the objects recently.

Benton Harbor's Orchards Mall looking for a rally

Apr 4, 2018


The Orchards Mall in Benton Harbor is gaining new tenants under new management, while still apparently struggling to keep up with taxes and maintenance.

The Orchards Mall is losing one of it’s two remaining anchor stores. Carson’s will leave in the next few months, leaving just J.C. Penney.

The mall just paid its tax bill for 2015, the parking lot is riddled with potholes and visually the mall looks stuck in the 90s. Malls in general have been on the decline since shopping went online.