Demolition began today 12-17-2013 it is supposed to take about 5 weeks. Fan Fair was designed to be Aurora’s shopping Center. Crews began work on Fan Fair in the spring of 1961 and it as a shopping center in November of 1961. It started as a thriving shopping center, but by 1965 because of poor management and other problems it closed. It was empty until 1969 when Western Electric leased it, remodeled it and used it as a training facility until 1984. It has been empty since 1984.