That Mall is sick and that Store is dead!

February 25, 2007

Newmarket North Mall Original Tenant List (1975)

Filed under: newmarket fair mall,newspaper clippings — Anita @ 7:16 am

Newmarket North/Newmarket Fair Mall floorplans

I recently brought back out the few Newmarket North/Newmarket Fair microfilm scans I could get back in January of 2006 for a paper I’m working on. I forgot I had a somewhat complete list (albeit in pieces so I can’t just you know scan it) of the original tenants on opening day (March 26, 1975). Here is the best copy I have of the directory.

(the number corresponding with the store is what space they were in in the mall)

Women’s Wear

Casual Corner -75

Foxmoor Casuals – 18

Frederick’s of Hollywood -89

Hanna’s – 96 (I believe that Hanna’s moved from Newmarket South Shopping Center along with Miller & Rhoads)

Joseph R. Harris -62

Kanter’s – 31

Lerner Shops – 44

Susie’s Casuals -5


Butler Shoes – 8

Hofheimers – 94

Kinney Shoes – 6

Thom McAn -19 (this place was here until about 1995)

Men’s Wear

Country Legend – 92

Stiches – 47 (I had an unused notebook that was a Stiches giveaway from the 80’s that I found at the old Salvation Army on Mercury Blvd a few years ago, but its in storage now)


Barclay & Sons – 66 (this was still open in the mid 90’s)

D. P. Paul – 95

Gordon’s – 36

Treasure Chest – 11

Weisfield’s – 42


O’Neill’s Card Shop – 29


Baskin Robbin’s 31 Flavors Ice Cream – 34 (Lasted until about 1995)

Chick-fil-a – 33 (I think this place lasted until the late 1990’s)

Fanny Farmer – 51

General Nutrition Center – 102 (I remember going in here with my mom in 1994)

Hickory Farms-46 (closed in about 1994-ish)

Orange Julius – 73

Morrison’s Cafeteria – 54 (this place is still open but changed hands to Piccaddily in the late 1990’s)

Morrow’s Nut House – 37

Sal’s Italian Restaurant – 81 (I think my folks and I ate here when I was about 5 years old in 1989 if in fact this place was still open in 1989)

Household & Dry Goods

Singer – 45

So-Fro Fabrics – 99

Seasonal & Miscellaneous

B. Dalton Bookseller – 64

Lowrey Organ Center – 28

Nautilus – 23

Parklane Hosiery – 10 (we used to buy my pantyhose for my dance outfits here when I was 5, 6 years old in 1989, 1990)

Pearle Optical – 13

Things Remembered – 69

Tinder Box – 71

Toy City – 65

WaldenBooks – 16 (left in about 1995, 1996 sometime around then)

Wide World of Music – 17


Newmarket North 4 Theaters – 39 (this place had to leave after 1992, ’cause in late 1992 I saw Home Alone 2 Lost In New York at this theatere)

And of course the original and only anchors the mall ever had Sears, Leggett, and Miller & Rhoads, which in 2007 are Sears, Northrop Grumman, and Verizon, and of course the mall is now Netcenter. A lot of the stores are now Amsec (my dad works for Amsec, but I don’t think he ever has to go to the Netcenter location) I keep on forgetting to mention that if you drive by the old M&R building you can still see Miller & Rhoads’s labelscar, I’ve just never been able to get a photo because Verizon employees are always standing outside.

Miller & Rhoads Fur Storage and Cleaning Offer (mid 1980’s)

Filed under: dead chains,newmarket fair mall,newspaper clippings — Anita @ 5:07 am

Miller & Rhoad’s Hey Day Ad 1, originally uploaded by Look In The Tunk.

I haven’t been able to see this ad in a few years, but I think the ad said that M&R had its own walk in fur storage fridge.

Going out of business fur sale ad a few years later


Ah, here is a close up on the ad:

Fur Experts Hired Off The Street

Yeah, that’s still hard to read….

February 23, 2007

The Virginia Film Office

Filed under: dead stores,other malls — Anita @ 5:57 am

Oh boy, I found another website that’s going to keep me up all hours now. The Virginia Film Office. I’ve found some malls and stores so far.

Macarthur Mall, Norfolk VA. Opened in 1999

Tyson’s Corner Mall

Fair Oaks Mall

Pentagon Mall

Walnut Mall — we’ve been getting some submissions for this place over at

Greenbriar Mall – these photos look the oldest out of the bunch.

Tanglewood Mall – we’ve gotten a lot of hate mail about this joint over at reports on it whether its still dead or not. These photos look pretty old.

February 18, 2007

Steve & Barrys Coliseum Mall Entrance (2005)

Filed under: "coliseum mall",dead stores — Anita @ 10:55 pm

It Tries, originally uploaded by Look In The Tunk.

I forgot I took this picture on my 22nd birthday back in 2005 when a friend and I went to Coliseum because we needed a Lane Bryant fix.

I never was fortunate (or unfortunate?) to go into Steve & Barrys. This place closed back in December and the rest of the mall (with the exception of the anchors) closed up shop in January.

February 15, 2007 on Wikipedia

Filed under: — Anita @ 4:05 am now has a Wikipedia Page.

February 11, 2007

(reposted) WVEC News Report On Coliseum Mall

Filed under: "coliseum mall" — Anita @ 3:00 am

So, YouTube deleted my account today. So I guess I have to start uploading things over at I’ve re-uploaded the January 14th, 2007 WVEC Channel 13 news report on Coliseum Mall closing.

My Journal Cover (2005)

Filed under: — Anita @ 1:25 am

I made this almost two years ago, and this blog has been around for almost two years and I’ve never shown this?!?

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About 90% of those pictures are from I made the journal before I knew Brian over there and became assistant editor of

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