That Mall is sick and that Store is dead!

June 17, 2008

“Virginia Beckons Retailers To Surrounding Markets” (1997)

Filed under: newmarket fair mall,store profiles — Anita @ 8:18 pm

From Retail Traffic Magazine

lol @:

-Hannaford (Hannaford was only here for a nano second due to some buyout with Food Lion)

-Wal Mart just getting super centers

-Super Fresh

-Revco

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Newmarket Fair is mentioned.

June 7, 2008

Starbucks: Suffolk, VA

Filed under: bags,Starbucks,suffolk — Anita @ 9:46 pm

Last weekend, I drove out to Suffolk, since I hadn’t been to Suffolk since 2005. There is a new little shopping center across from the junky shopping center (the one that has the Big Lots, Goodwill, Citi Trends, Sears Satellite store, etc. in it). This new tiny shopping center has a Tropical Smoothie Cafe, and Alltel, and a Starbucks. Perhaps, the deaddest Starbucks I have ever been into.

Starbucks, Suffolk, Va

I can’t fathom why this place was dead on a Saturday. I guess due to the fact that country folk don’t "get" Starbucks? I was the only sit down customer this place had, I was there for about 30 minutes just relaxing, because I hadn’t been out of the house all week since this is a time between graduating from community college, and waiting for my Summer job to start. I only saw five customers the 30 minutes I was there. Two women ordered typically “girly” sugary drinks, and this one guy came in to buy a to-go cup, and told the barista the rumor that Starbucks hates troops. The barista told him that it was an email myth, and that Starbucks just sent thousands of pounds of coffee to the troops. Yup, typical ‘kountry stuff.

While I was there, I saw that they had some of the coffee syrups they use behind the bar for sale. I picked up honey for $6:

Today's Find

Too bad. This is a really nice starbucks with a couch and nice chairs and a patio.

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