That Mall is sick and that Store is dead!

June 23, 2005

Hills & Farmer Jack (abandoned 1997 & 1998)

Filed under: dead stores — Anita @ 10:26 pm

Hills & Farmer Jack (abandoned 1997 & 1998)

On my birthday this past Monday a friend and I went to go shopping in one of my childhood shopping centers – Riverdale Shopping Center in Hampton, VA. It’s two (out of three) anchors were still vacant, and they’ve been for almost 10 years!

The Hills closed first in January of 1997 when I was in the 8th grade and 13 years old. I recently gave an article about the store closing and a photo of the building in its Hills days to the man who runs the Two days after that article was ran in the paper, the store was closed. They didn’t even have a going out of business sale.

The Farmer Jack was next to go in 1998. From as long as I can remember to 1997, the store was a Super Fresh, but in the late 1990’s the Super Freshes out here were transformed into Farmer Jacks. They were only open for a year, and all the Farmer Jacks in the area were shut down. It’s a shame another grocery store hasn’t moved in, I mean its a pretty funky looking building. I guess because all people in Hampton want are Food Lions.

Other entires about this Hills:

Another photo I took in October of 2005

Newspaper photo of the abandoned Newport News location.



  1. A shopping center that nice should be filled with stuff. At least a Goodwill or something.

    When my brother was going to VCU, they used to called the Farmer Jack store in Downtown Richmond “Farmer Crack.”

    Just for shits and giggles, Community Pride was known as “Ghetto Pride”

    Comment by Steven Swain — June 24, 2005 @ 5:18 am | Reply

  2. […] this a theater again? This is in the (now bordering on dilapidated) Riverdale Shopping Center in Hampton, […]

    Pingback by NEI Cinemas (Hampton, VA closed mid 1990’s) « That Mall’s Sick And That Store’s Dead! — July 10, 2007 @ 7:35 pm | Reply

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    Comment by M. — December 28, 2007 @ 2:21 am | Reply

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