|Location||Long Beach, New York|
|Proprietor||Vito Corleone (1930s-1955), Michael Corleone (1955),|
It was his base of operations, and where the Don entertained guests. It was also the place where many attacks and murders were planned, including those of Virgil Sollozzo, Mark McCluskey and the heads of the Five Families.
In 1945, the compound held Connie Corleone's wedding to Carlo Rizzi. After Vito's death in 1955, his son Michael sold the compound to a development and construction company. It was later taken over by Peter Clemenza, and after his death, Frank Pentangeli.
AppearanceEditThe compound consisted of a residential street that ended in a cul-de-sac, providing only one means of entry, surrounded by high hedges, and lined with eight large two-story houses all owned by Vito Corleone.
Three of the houses were rented at low price to several neighbors who had relatives in another part of Long Island, and lived under an agreement to vacate the premises, no question asked, if the need arose. This was done as a camouflage measure during peacetime, and as a way to provide a garrison for soldiers in a crisis. Three of the other houses were used by Vito Corleone, Genco Abbandando and Sonny Corleone's families. The last two houses were owned by good friends of the Don who later vacated these houses to allow Michael Corleone and Kay to move into one and Connie and Carlo Rizzi took the other house.
The Mall was equipped with several floodlights, making it impossible to move unseen at night. After the death of Santino Corleone, Vito Corleone further reinforced the Mall by building an eleven-foot stone wall around the perimeter, installing an iron gate at the entrance and buying the property around the Mall and populating them with Corleone soldiers and their families.
In the video games Edit
In the first game and its sequel a Corleone compound appears. In the first game, the original compound is featured and towards the end of the game it becomes a safehouse for the player. In the second game, a completely different compound is featured and shares no resemblance to the original compound. In the first video game, the compound is located in Little Italy, while in the second game the compound is located in Queens.