That Mall is sick and that Store is dead!

April 26, 2006

Winn Dixie (Franklin, VA; closed Spring 2005) Revisited

Filed under: dead stores,franklin — Anita @ 12:12 am

The last time we visited Winn Dixie was May of 2005

I had to turn my car around somewhere and I figured what the heck and I turned it around in the vacant Winn Dixie parking lot and took some pics from my car:

Winn Dixie (Franklin VA; Closed Spring, 2005)

Winn Dixie (Franklin, VA; closed, 2005)

This one is kinda hard to see, so here is the super duper large version as well.

April 20, 2006

Krispy Creme, Mercury Blvd. Hampton, VA

Filed under: store profiles — Anita @ 12:42 am


Krispy Creme, Mercury Blvd. Hampton, VA
Originally uploaded by Look In The Tunk.

I took this pic during the fall of 2002 I believe. I think Krispy Creme was planning on tearing this one down and rebuilding it. Last I saw it was in 2005, and it was still up. I think plans fell through for redoing it.

You Would Never Beleive Where The Keebler Cookies Come From—a girl in DECA in high school!

Filed under: store profiles — Anita @ 12:41 am


You Would Never Beleive Where The Keebler Cookies Come From—a girl in DECA in high school!
Originally uploaded by Look In The Tunk.

I was at the Commissary at Langley Air Force Base in Hampton, VA in 2003, and this girl who was in the DECA program for her high school had to dress like a Keebler elf and pass out samples of cookies. Her DECA teacher wanted to take a pic, and I asked if I could too. I saw the girl an hour later and she told me “This is what I look like without the costume!”

The Commissary is alive and well, this is just a picture of the interior.

"I Saw A Blimp Once!"

Filed under: store profiles — Anita @ 12:12 am


“I Saw A Blimp Once!”
Originally uploaded by Look In The Tunk.

(I took this pic in October of 2004)

A blimp I saw flying around Jefferson Ave area of Newport News, VA. I caught a good pic of it as I was getting out of my car at Target–this Target is alive and well. Just a storefront picture for the archives.

Pope’s Market Where The Pope Would Shop

Filed under: dead stores — Anita @ 12:09 am


Pope’s Market Where The Pope Would Shop
Originally uploaded by Look In The Tunk.

(I took this pic in March of last year)

Popes Market in Wakefield, VA. This building as always been shuttered since we moved to Wakefield in 2000. There used to be a Pepsi mural pained on the side of the building, but it was pained over a few weeks ago.

When I worked at a courtesy clerk at The Fresh Market, I was carrying out a couple’s grocery cart, and some reason I told them I lived in Wakefield and they started to tell me about the market they owned : Pope’s Market. I told them that the store was pracically in my backyard, and they instantly knew where I lived.

April 6, 2006

Sanrio Surprises, Diamond Center Mall, Anchorage Alaska

Filed under: dead stores — Anita @ 11:18 pm


Sanrio Surprises, Diamond Center Mall, Anchorage Alaska
Originally uploaded by Look In The Tunk.

This was from the 2nd time I went to Alaska in 1996. This was my 13th birhtday.

I don’t know how Diamond Center Mall is doing. This mall is freakin’ huge. It has an ice rink, several floors of office buildings, and it had a Hello Kitty store!

I looked it up on the mall’s website and the store is no longer open.

KMart (Hampton, VA 1988)

Filed under: store profiles — Anita @ 11:08 pm


KMart (Hampton, VA 1988)
Originally uploaded by Look In The Tunk.

I thought we had lost this forever until I found it today!

When I was taking dance classes at this one dance studio in Hampton (Northampton Dance Studio) we always had to march in the Christmas parade that went down Mercury Blvd. Everybody always met up in the KMart parking lot.

I’m the green elf in the pigtails that has her head turned.

That KMart is miraculously still open (since 1975) . I don’t know why either.

April 2, 2006

South Park Mall; Colonial Heights, VA (3/30/2005)

Filed under: other malls — Anita @ 8:52 pm

South Park Mall

I never posted my pics from when I went to South Park Mall with my half-sister last year. I had been by this mall in 2000, and thought that on this visit five years later, that it would be a dead mall, but surprisingly it wasn’t. As of March of 2005, this mall had a Sears, Hecht’s, JC Penney and a carosouel. The mall is one story.

ETel Superstore

My sister and I passed by this closed down ETel Superstore on the way out. I wonder why all the old cell phone posters are all ripped up?

Mall’s website

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