That Mall is sick and that Store is dead!

May 17, 2005

Mercury Plaza –Hampton, VA (demolished-2004)

Filed under: dead stores — Anita @ 4:04 am


Mercury Plaza –Hampton, VA (demolished-2004)
Originally uploaded by Look In The Tunk.

According to my mom, this was originally THE mall in Hampton, VA in the 1960’s/early 1970’s. The Mall part was in the middle of the shopping center, and my mom said that whenever you walked in there, you could smell hotdogs. There was a Montgomery Ward in the mall, and a Roses (a poor mans’ K-Mart) When Colesium Mall opened in the 70’s, Burlington Coat Factory moved into the middle section of the mall. I used to go to the Roses with my parents up until I was 5 or 6 I think. Then I think the Roses had a fire, and then a year later the store closed down. There was a Farm Fresh in a strip mall next to the Roses, and I’m sure it did pretty well until it succumbed to a fire in the summer of 1997 or 1998. Then the HQ (a local version of a Lowes or a Home Depot) shut down (it was two doors down from the Burlington) and then in 2002 the Circut City (which was next door to Burlington) shut down due to poor sales. All that was left was the Burlington–until Wards closed down at the Colesium Mall in which they moved in, and the shopping center was torn down.

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I also have an update on the closed down Wellworth Cleaners in Newport News, VA. It’s now some party shop. Yeah, I give that place six months.

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