That Mall is sick and that Store is dead!

August 9, 2009

Mercury Plaza vs. Coliseum Mall (April, 2002)

Mercury Plaza vs. Coliseum Mall (April, 2002)

Scanned directly from my journal back in 2002, hence the spiral in the middle. This was either right before or right after Circuit City closed at Mercury Plaza, and when Barnes & Noble just opened at Coliseum Mall.

Now both of them are torn down and replaced. The Burlington Coat Factory at Mercury Plaza moved to the mall around 2003, and when the mall was torn down, it moved back to the ground the Mercury Plaza was back on.

Coliseum Mall went on to be the Peninsula Town Center.

(Here is a big version so you can read the captions



  1. I’ve only started going to the Hampton, VA area for a few years, so the mall that was there was already being torn down for the lifestyle center that’s there now. What I really miss is the Grate Steak that was down the street from the Hampton Coliseum. Now I have to drive way out to Military Highway to cook my own steak dinner.

    (from Cleveland, OH)

    Comment by Jim — September 30, 2009 @ 5:31 pm | Reply

  2. Not really sure what happened to Colisuem Mall, I think people just gave up on it. Not that stoked about an outdoor mall but that is better than nothing.

    Comment by Christopher — March 15, 2011 @ 5:09 pm | Reply

  3. I remember Roses, Farm Fresh, DJs Music and Video, Montgomery Wards, Montgomery Ward Auto Center, Burlington Coat Factory all being in Mercury Plaza. If I remember correctly, there was an actual enclosed mall portion. Even back in the 80’s all those stores in the enclosed mall portion was vacant.

    Comment by Benoit — February 28, 2012 @ 10:16 pm | Reply

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