Once hailed as the Western Branch borough’s economic savior, the mall has become one of its biggest concerns. What happened? A $73 million “commercial mortgage-backed security” loan, taken out during
November 5, 2016
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April 30, 2016
I saw something on the Michaels Crafts Facebook page and I referred to it as “Basic”, as in something with no creativity.
…. Michaels liked it.
April 29, 2016
A comment I screened last night with inaccurate information about the Peninsula Town Center reminded me that I forgot to post these. I took these almost a month ago. I went to buy a pair of shoes at Sneakers in the Town Center and rolled by Macys to take two last shots:
The person who made the inaccurate comment thought that this was a brand new building, it’s not — It was built as a Thalhimers in the early 1970s.
I just read rhat First Watch, a brunch kind of place is planning on opening soon at the town center. Noodles and Co. is coming soon as well.
April 27, 2016
I love the random guy they find who was having a cig and a beer at the dead mall at midnight. Don’t we all want to be that guy.
April 4, 2016
(I love that this person’s graffiti tag is “potato :)” )
The ruins of the Rolling Acres Mall have been overtaken by foliage. “You can feel the memories,” the photographer says.
February 2, 2016
I just found this out while dillydallying on the Daily Press’ webpage. It’s a miracle, you guys, a miracle. This place has been dead since ’99:
One of the oldest shopping centers in Hampton’s Coliseum Central District is set for a $60 million overhaul pending the final sale of the property.
Hampton development officials announced plans Monday to redevelop the Riverdale Plaza Shopping Center, which includes plans for a new 123,000-square-foot Kroger Marketplace grocery store to help anchor the project.
At Home, a national home décor and furniture store based in Plano, Texas, is also set to anchor the retail center at 1072 W. Mercury Blvd. with a 91,000-square-foot store, company officials announced last week.
Augusta, Ga.-based Southeastern Development Associates would maintain and manage the retail center once the sale of the property closes, said Southeastern Development Associates President Mark Senn.
Senn said officials plan to rename the aging center Riverpointe.
All parties involved in the final transaction, including Kroger, had not reached a final agreement on the property sale by press time Monday evening.
January 6, 2016
This didn’t surprise me at all. It’s an old location, the parking lot is never busy on Saturdays, and the store didn’t have a MAC counter.
I’ve never shopped in this Macys. I go to the one in Colonial Heights for the Calvin Klein plus size dress selection, or the one in Newport News for their MAC counter.
Macy’s plans to close three stores in Hampton Roads, including its store at Peninsula Town Center, by early spring, the company announced today.
The closure of the 173,000-square-foot store at Peninsula Town Center will affect 109 employees, according to a Wednesday news release.
The closure of stores at Military Circle Mall in Norfolk and Chesapeake Square in Chesapeake will affect 164 employees, according to the announcement.
Macy’s said it closed four stores last year and plans to close 36 more stores, including six in Virginia, over the next few months. Final clearance sales at those stores begin Jan. 11.
About 3,000 positions will be affected nationwide, the company reported.
Other stores closing in Virginia are: Virginia Center Commons in Glen Allen and the main store and furniture store in Regency Square in Richmond.
I’ve been to Regency Square a few times, their makeup department is upstairs which is strange. Several of my dreams have taken place up there.
January 2, 2016
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 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 38,000 times in 2015. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 14 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.
December 9, 2015
Published 11:21am Friday, December 4, 2015
Putting all rumors to rest, Windsor Pharmacy’s Bob Parsons confirmed on Thursday morning that the business is not shuttering, but will only change ownership to CVS Pharmacy.
The last day as Windsor Pharmacy will be on Friday, Dec. 11. Parsons and his son, Neil, who is the store manager, stressed that the store will be closed for just one day only, Saturday, Dec. 12. It will re-open under the CVS name on Monday, Dec. 14.
Parsons, 75, emphasized that he and his wife, Beverly, the bookkeeper, are retiring and that — as he put it — is the crux.
“They didn’t force us. There were no strong-arm tactics,” Parsons said. “We approached them. We think it’s the best choice for the community and our customers.
“We did not want Windsor to be without a pharmacy.”
The store has been in business since Oct. 1, 1973.
There had been past offers from other pharmacy companies to buy the shop, particularly the prescription files, but not keep the employees.
“We held out,” Parsons said, adding that CVS will retain those workers, such as longtime pharmacy technicians Linda Johnson and Barbara Alexander.
Johnson started as a clerk while still in high school. Alexander said Parsons offered her a job. Both have been there for 35 years.
Both concurred that becoming technicians was a natural progression for them, and each loves working there.
They also both agreed that the change is going to be good for both the Parsons and the community.
“It’s good for Windsor to have a CVS,” said Alexander. “They can do more for patients what an independent pharmacy can do.”
Lauren Lombard said she feels sad about the news. She added that her family has been coming to the Windsor Pharmacy since moving to the area in 1991.
I’m going to miss the old timey feel of the pharmacy, but it’s time. I was in there on small business Saturday and I could feel that something was up due to the thinning shelves.
November 23, 2015
Due to the soaring popularity of this man’s review of Patti LaBelle’s sweet potato pie, it’s sold out at Walmart everywhere.