That Mall is sick and that Store is dead!

March 21, 2007

1988 East Coast Mall Directory

Filed under: newmarket fair mall — Anita @ 1:24 am

I got a MySpace mail from Mike Hepp one of the people who works on the Penn Can Mall Website the other day:

Hi Anita this is Mike Hepp you know the PennCan Mall Historian. Anyway I have this 1988 East coast mall directory, you know another piece of Penncan history I’m glad I saved. This has some info on this mall it lists a North, South and a plaza for this center and it lists it under Newport News,VA. This might be valuable to you since your doing intense research on the mall.

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket 1988 in my opinion was a pivotal year for Newmarket North. It was the last year that all three anchors were open (Miller & Rhoads closed in 1989), and it was the year before the “only colors Debbie Gibson could love” renovation.  The directory states that Newmarket has 100 stores but I’m only counting about 82 stores.  Hmmm.



  1. The 100 stores is under “configuration”, so it could be either that some tenants occupied more than one space or that there were 18 vacancies at the time the directory was published. If there were 18 vacancies, that’s a lot.

    Comment by Dave McGrann — March 21, 2007 @ 5:08 pm | Reply

  2. Great info, on the old Newmarket Shopping Center (South) as well as Newmarket North Mall (yay, Camelot Music, Musicland, Friendly’s Ice Cream, and yeah, The Tinder Box [tobacconist of choice during a brief pipe phase].

    I suppose the ’88 Coliseum Mall listing is in there as well.

    Comment by Kevin Seward — March 23, 2007 @ 4:20 am | Reply

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