CitiPark's flagship branch, The Merrion Centre, celebrates its 55th anniversary as Leeds' longest standing shopping centre
On 30th May 2019, the Merrion Centre, Leeds’s longest standing shopping centre, marked its 55th anniversary celebrations with the unveiling of a brand-new month-long exhibition.
Dr. Marjorie Ziff, wife of the late Mr Arnold Ziff, founder of CitiPark parent company, Town Centre Securities PLC (TCS), officially opened the revolutionary scheme on her 35th birthday back in 1964. She was poignantly invited to open the 55th anniversary exhibition this year with the same golden key used on the original opening day.
The 700 sq ft exhibition is located on the main mall from 30th May to 30th June and is home to archived “Then and Now” images showcasing the ongoing development across the decades. It also includes a scale model of the 1m sq ft Merrion estate, plus video content screening a sample of the centre’s history and evolution over an incredible 55 years.