That Mall is sick and that Store is dead!

June 26, 2007

Lord & Taylor (Closed 2005) Lynnhaven Mall, Virginia Beach, VA

Filed under: dead stores,malls I've been to,other malls — Anita @ 8:36 pm

Lord & Taylor, Lynnhaven Mall Virginia Beach, VirginiaI meant to take this last year when I made a trip to Lynnhaven with my friend, but didn’t get a chance. What a sad looking store. I think this Lord & Taylor closed in 2005. *checks Wikipedia*

Virginia – Virginia Beach – Lynnhaven Mall – 120,000 sq ft. (opened 1999, closed 2005)

This is the only vacant anchor of Lynnhaven Mall, the rest of the mall is doing great. One of the entrances is very 80’s though:

Lynnhaven Mall



  1. anita are you sure about that, i kinda think it might have been belk because there was a prety big leggets / belk store there. of course i could be wrong about this you know.

    Comment by alyx devereux — June 28, 2007 @ 9:20 am | Reply

  2. I am sure that it was a Lord & Taylor. You can see the labelscars when you walk up close to it. Maybe Belk/Leggett was there beforehand because I know that Belk made some sort of mass exodus out of the malls around here back in the mid 90’s.

    Comment by Anita — June 30, 2007 @ 8:30 pm | Reply

  3. The vacant store Lord & Taylor. The Leggett/Belk became Dillard’s. if I’m not mistaken.

    Comment by Dave McGrann — July 1, 2007 @ 7:28 pm | Reply

  4. The spot where Belk/Leggett was no longer exists. It was bulldozed to make “The Inlet”, that plaza area between the mall and the new AMC. I’m not 100% sure, but I think that Hecht’s occupied that space before Lord and Taylor (there were actually two Hecht’s stores at Lynnhaven – one for women’s clothing, one for men’s/housewares – because neither one was big enough to hold all the merchanidse.) Then, during the big renovation, they built the larger store that’s currently there (and, of course, now Macy’s.)

    Comment by Lori — July 2, 2007 @ 9:10 am | Reply

  5. It was most definitely a Lord and Taylor. I bought a Fossil watch in there when it was Belk. Lynnhaven went through a giant make-over with Hecht’s building its new anchor and Dillard’s demo’ing the old Hecht’s and rebuilding its store. This leaves the JCPenney’s looking very dated and dark.

    Comment by KP — July 6, 2007 @ 6:13 am | Reply

  6. oh ok sorry about that i mean when i was there last summer i was sure that it was the old belk store, i mean the belk stores in richmond did almost the same thing one sunday they were open the next day, they were dillard’s stores but at least where my mom came from (the roanoke area) they still have then open and there still doing great i just wish they’d open at least one up here in richmond

    Comment by alyx devereux — July 9, 2007 @ 11:13 pm | Reply

  7. It was a Lord & Taylor – I was the opening Operstions Manager for that store. I was transferred back to NJ and was devistated after I learned it was being closed – when you open a store it is like family – especially the people I worked with. It was a special place.

    Comment by Tim — March 20, 2009 @ 6:21 pm | Reply

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