February 24, 2015
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February 14, 2015
NEIL CORNISH Staff Writer. Daily Press [Newport News, Va] 19 Dec 1990: B7.
Four stores at Newmarket Fair have announced they will not renew their leases when they expire at the end of the year.
B. Dalton Bookseller, Frederick’s of Hollywood, Butler’s Shoe Store and Dutch Maid Donut Shop will leave the mall next year, said Deborah Moreau, who manages the mall for owner Goodman Segar Hogan.
Moreau said most of the stores had told her last spring they did not plan to renew their leases. She said she is negotiating with prospective new tenants, whom she did not identify.
Lesley Mellor, B. Dalton manager, said the store will close Jan. 10. Officials with Butler’s corporate office in Atlanta declined comment concerning the store closing. Frederick’s store manager also declined to comment on the closing.
Goodman Segar Hogan spent $9 million to renovate Newmarket Fair, originally Newmarket North, to keep up with the newly refurbished Coliseum Mall in Hampton and the newer Patrick Henry Mall in Newport News. Merchants waited 10 months while work crews completed the facelift, which included the addition of a food court, carousel and skylighting. The food court has not yet opened.
Moreau said a number of the mall’s merchants will be undergoing store renovations and relocations in coming months as Newmarket Fair tries to improve its tenant mix. Fine’s Men Shop and The Athlete’s Foot have renovations scheduled, and a new arcade, Tilt, will soon be opening upstairs near the carousel.
The mall is still looking for men’s and women’s ready-to-wear stores as tenants, Moreau said, as well as a children’s store and specialty gift store. A sporting goods store is also planned for the mall, she said.
Moreau said its not surprising to see some turnover in a property as old as Newmarket Fair, which opened in 1975. One of its main anchor stores, Miller & Rhoads, went out of business at the start of this year. She said the defection of four smaller stores would not reflect negatively on the mall’s attractiveness to merchants nor would it place a financial strain on the mall.
In some respects the vacancies may help the mall, she said, noting that Butler’s departure will leave one fewer shoe store at Newmarket, which has 10 others.
Staff photo (b&w) by JOE FUDGE The departure of Butler’s Shoe Store next year still will leave Newmarket Fair with 10 other shoe stores. Mug (b&w) of Deborah Moreau
Copyright Chicago Tribune Co. Dec 19, 1990
February 7, 2015
January 24, 2015
This man worked at Kmart forever and was able to acquire the tapes that would play over and over again while the people shopped back then.
January 15, 2015
January 8, 2015
Some of these mall names I recognize from reading the emails in my deadmalls.com inbox. Locally, the JC Penney in Williamsburg is closing. While the store is just a few years old, its located out in the middle of nowhere, next to a a water park that is only open during the Summer. Wasn’t the old “Presidential Park” with the giant president heads across the street from it too?
January 4, 2015
December 29, 2014
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 45,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 17 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.
December 14, 2014
Mohawk was one of the first malls mentioned on deadmalls.com about 10+ years ago.
At page 48, there is a salespaper for the mall: