That Mall is sick and that Store is dead!

March 9, 2012

The Fresh Market, Williamsburg, VA (1995-2011, Moved)

Filed under: dead stores,williamsburg — Anita @ 10:55 pm

The Fresh Market in Williamsburg, VA where I worked at from May 2004 to July of 2005 moved to a new building back in July. My heart broke in a thousand pieces when I passed by the vacant old location a few months ago:

The fresh market Williamsburg va (moved, July 2011)

The fresh market, Williamsburg, va, moved 2011

I took some pictures during the time I worked there:

Fresh Market's Christmas Display, 2004

Christmas Display, 2004.

Mistaken Kool Aid Man

“Mistaken Kool Aid Man”


A co-worker in the produce department.

But I Like USA Today....its the Non Newspaper...

“Good Americans Believe Anything They Read” graffiti next to the store, Summer of 2005.

I cleaned this restroom at least 2 days a week for almost a year

Heh, I really really had to GO before getting on the ferry one day back in 2008. So I ran into Fresh Market to use the bathroom, while I was in there, I remembered all the times I had to clean that restroom while I worked there.

Closed Down Fresh Market - Williamsburg, VA

This isn’t my picture (source), but this was really strange to see the place empty. Almost every Sunday, I had to clean those black lights with a long-handled duster. I remember my manager, Doug would always get on me for dusting the lights, always worried that I was going to knock one lamp one centimeter out of place.



  1. This blog is not at all what I expected. Well done. I look forward to exploring your archive.

    Comment by Sex Mahoney — March 23, 2012 @ 2:35 pm | Reply

  2. I love your blog! I live in middle Tennessee so I noticed we have some of the same chains. Right now I am fixing to go to Roses department store. I am in shock that there are any left! I just moved to Murfreesboro,tn so I am just now going to see Roses. I read online that it is filthy and the employees are rude. I can’t wait to go! Talk to you later.

    Comment by Becki — April 5, 2012 @ 12:25 pm | Reply

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