That Mall is sick and that Store is dead!

March 15, 2011

Airway Center Tenants, 1999

Filed under: dead stores,franklin — Anita @ 6:09 pm

Ames (closed 1990), Airway Center, Franklin VA

I found a Franklin/Smithfield city directory from 2000 that was about to be thrown away at the Windsor library today. This is the only information I could find in the book about the old abandoned shopping center. Here is what was left in 1999:

Goodwyn Services Unlimited
Radio Shack
Carrington & Associates
Clark’s Janitorial Service
Primerica Financial Services
Fastenal Company
Electrical Suppliers
Medical Concepts Unlimited



  1. Back in the late 70’s / early 80’s, I remember a few other stores that were in Airway… TG&Y (a discount department store), a supermarket (Winn-Dixie??), Sears Appliances (in the separate store on the right hand side), and McDonald’s (in the middle of the parking lot). There may have been a Book ‘n’ Card there too… can’t remember. Been a long time since then.

    Comment by Windsor Bear — March 15, 2011 @ 6:27 pm | Reply

  2. the tg&y was originally a murphy’s dept store. there was also a radio shack, a peoples drug store, 3 guys pizza( by 1980),a branch bank, beauty shop, Winn-Dixie, the book store(book n card) and believe it or not, a krispy kreme outlet store. mcdonalds was up front and a sears catalog store to the right. there were a couple of more small stores I can no longer remember but hey it has been 40 yrs.

    Comment by todd — March 19, 2014 @ 11:06 pm | Reply

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