That Mall is sick and that Store is dead!

November 27, 2006

WTKR 1992 News Update With Jane Gardner

Filed under: other malls — Anita @ 5:17 am

(I’m not going to embed this b/c I have dial up and I HATE it when people enbed youtube files)

1992 WTKR (channel 3) News Update With Jane Gardner. Jane brings up a fire at “a busy shopping mall”. I can’t figure out what mall this is. It might be Newmarket Fair–but really, I don’t think that Newmarket was that busy by 1992. But those empty hallways and esclators sure look like Newmarket!

Video was taken down. Boo urns.



  1. Hey Anita: It appears that Leggett’s was the one in Greenbrier Mall. I can almost guarantee you that Newmarket Fair was not considered “one of the busiest” at that time. 🙂

    Comment by Silver Blue — November 29, 2006 @ 7:10 pm | Reply

  2. You know, I’ve never been there but I actually thought that it was a possibility that it was that mall.

    Is that Leggets a Belk now?

    Comment by Anita — November 29, 2006 @ 7:48 pm | Reply

  3. No, actually. All the Tidewater Leggett’s went out and never converted to Belk’s. (Patrick Henry’s became a Dillards, and so did Chesapeake Square Mall’s Leggett’s).That storefront in Greenbrier is now the Penny’s in the Mall. Dillard’s moved in after Leggett’s closed so they could rip off their old anchor store and rebuild, and then they vacated. So now the anchors are Penny’s, Sears, Macy’s, and Dillards.

    Comment by Silver Blue — December 1, 2006 @ 8:23 pm | Reply

  4. It seems that Belk is just in the boonies or something. There is one in Franklin, one in a busy part of Suffolk and when a friend and I went to North Carolina we found one in a deadmall in Roanoake Rapids.

    Comment by Anita — December 1, 2006 @ 8:29 pm | Reply

  5. Actually that was Lynnhaven Mall in Virginia Beach. I remember the fire there because my mom used to work in the Leggett store at the time. The Leggett stores in the Hampton Roads area all did convert into Belk before Belk did a store swap with Dillard’s that gave Belk some Dillard’s stores in the South in exchange Dillard’s got the Belk stores in Hampton Roads (the exception being the Belk in Suffolk which to this day is still Belk).

    Comment by Anonymous — January 12, 2007 @ 3:29 am | Reply

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