That Mall is sick and that Store is dead!

May 28, 2005

" It’s rather sad looking as a Chinese Buffet."

Filed under: dead stores — Anita @ 11:05 pm

I would have never guessed in 2 million years that I passed by what was originally a Howard Johnson’s restaurant in Newport News when I made a five day a week commute to Newport News, VA in 2001-2002. It closed a few years before I was born, though.

See the fifth picture down on that page I linked to? That’s my all time favorite building in Newport News, VA. Rouse Tower but I just always refer to it as the “RT” building. It reminds me of when I was a little kid and we’d have to do our shopping trips at night because back then my parents shared a car, and we’d go shopping in that area, and I’d always see that building and some of its lighs were still on at like eight o clock at night.



  1. That IS one sad looking Chinese buffet! I liked the RT though. Very ’70s bank building-ish.

    Comment by Steven Swain — May 29, 2005 @ 6:25 am | Reply

  2. The “RT” building is officially the “Rouse Towers” (hence the RT)

    Comment by Silver Blue — August 26, 2005 @ 3:01 pm | Reply

  3. I am seeing more and more Hojo’s ghosts in my travels. It seems like no matter how they try to gussie them up, you can still tell the building was once a hojo!

    Comment by Kangoon — October 14, 2006 @ 7:44 pm | Reply

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