That Mall is sick and that Store is dead!

August 19, 2005

The Brick Hulk

Filed under: dead stores,newspaper clippings — Anita @ 6:49 pm

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{From The August 16th Daily Press}

This is all true, in the late 1990’s there were plans for this huge power plant high class entertainment center to be built in Hampton, it was going to be built next to the dead Mercury Plaza shopping center (which I have brought up before). A Bass Pro Shop (I read on some site somewhere someone called that place a “rednecks paradise”) opened in 2003-ish, and a Lowe’s Hardware store in 2002-ish. I don’t call that an entertainment center, do you? Don’t forget the CiCi’s Pizza, and the Sonic and the Subway that came out of an old Avis Rent A Car Place. (well, the Sonic didn’t)

There was supposed to be a K-Mart built there—even if there was one already 4 miles away, and KMart had no intent on moving it or shutting it down (its probably been there since the 60’s). This place was being built around the time K-Mart hit the fan and had to close all those stores down in 2003, hence this store never being finished.

And right down the street Coliseum Mall is dying, they want to turn this place into yet ANOTHER Power Plant Town Center or whatever.


1 Comment »

  1. Bass Pro Shops is facinating; they’re like Macy’s for rednecks. Cabela’s is similar, but less widespread; kinda like Bloomingdale’s for rednecks.

    Comment by Steven Swain — August 20, 2005 @ 4:15 am | Reply

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