That Mall is sick and that Store is dead!

July 9, 2009

“ard days at the Mall: Can Staunton Mall endure another near-death experience?”

Filed under: Staunton,Staunton Mall — Anita @ 1:40 pm

Article from the Agusta Free Press about how Staunton Mall is dying. I’m mentioned down at the bottom, along with some other people who agree that Staunton Mall is way past its prime.

Anita Rose
“At first it didn’t seem that bad. I mean, there were some empty storefronts and mom-and-pop stores. The Steve & Barry’s was closing, and then when the Books-A-Million closed down, that’s when I really started to notice that it was heading for something pretty bad.”
“My thought when the Steve & Barry’s and Books-A-Million left was, Who is going to move into those spaces in this day and age? It’s not like there are a lot of new anchor stores just looking for a new place to set up. Particularly in a small market like Staunton.”

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2 Comments »

  1. I walked around the Staunton Mall today and can confirm it’s in what looks like a death spiral. I counted 22 empty storefronts and kiosks, which is about 25% of all available retail spaces. Two of the mall’s eight or so anchor spaces are unoccupied (formerly had Steve&Barry’s and Books-A-Million).

    The feel of the place is empty and almost spooky. Very few customers. Retail hell.

    Comment by Matt G. — August 27, 2009 @ 10:38 pm | Reply

  2. Staunton Mall sucks big time. I was expecting something better than the mall in Harrisonburg, but I didn’t find it. When Steve and Berry’s left that sealed the fate of that mall.

    Comment by Christopher — March 15, 2011 @ 5:10 pm | Reply


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