That Mall is sick and that Store is dead!

February 28, 2010

Roses Grand Opening, Hampton, VA (Willow Oaks Shopping Center) 1991

Filed under: dead stores,Hampton,newspaper clippings,Roses — Anita @ 6:17 pm

Roses Grand Opening, Hampton, VA 1991

This was a Grand Opening for a Roses store in Hampton, VA about 10 minutes away from my childhood home. It opened in 1991, and closed in 1994 in immaculate collection. Mom and I spent a lot of hours there when my dad was out to sea when I was a kid.

It’s now a telemarketing place called West now. I haven’t driven by it in years. I dream about the roads leading up to it all the time however.

Another ad:

Roses Grand Opening, Hampton, VA 1991

I remember the first time my family went to this Roses, I got these cool marker set that had a white marker that would change the color of the markers? Does anybody know what I’m talking about?


West telemarketing, former Roses, Hampton, VA//

(building in 2011)



February 21, 2010

Martins Artins Martins Artins (Staunton, VA)

Filed under: Staunton — Anita @ 12:24 am


February 20, 2010

Lazerwolfe at the dying Staunton Mall (2-20-2010)

Filed under: Staunton Mall — Anita @ 11:54 pm

As a retail historian who studies Staunton Mall a lot, I was excited to learn that two people I follow on Twitter Andew Carter and Philip Obenchain was going to have a mini concert at the mall. (recorded with my iPod Nano)

From Andrew:

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