(The last time I visited Southpark was in April of 2005)
I got to visit Southpark (in Colonial Heights, VA) a few days before Christmas. I was excited about going back to Southpark because as you can see by the above link its been a while. When I was going to a class trip to Richmond earlier this year, we passed by Southpark and I thought they were getting a renovation, because they were adding on a movie theater. Apparently I was wrong. It still looks like 1989.
I see plastic tarp rolled up over the entrances of all the stores, maybe renovation is about to start during the holidays.
Some iPhone photos:
It was almost dark by the time we got there.
I remember in the late 90’s Dippin Dots booths were in almost every mall. Since Southpark doesn’t have a food court (yet) they just have vending machines and a pretzel shop.
This was my iPhone wallpaper up until a couple of days after Christmas.
We saw all these benches in front of Macys. So we sat down, and people were sitting there waiting for this animotronic bear symphony. The show starts at the top of every hour. People started to gather around, the the composer kept on leading up to the grand performance, introducing the bears and such. Finally, five o clock rolled around and the show started. They sang Rudolph …. and that was it. The lady in front of me even said, “that was IT?!?!”
Those bears sorta remind me of that cartoon The Critic, you know that one time Duke Phillips had the drunk southern animotronic bears in his office? I think they were called quite simply, “the bears that sing for Duke.”
Ah, thanks Google:
All the anchor entrances of this mall are this design. Very late 80’s.
This is the best photo I could get of the Bath & Body works there. You don’t see very many of them in this motif anymore. I miss that.