That Mall is sick and that Store is dead!

November 20, 2013

The last Blockbuster in Hampton, VA (closed, October 2013)

Filed under: Blockbuster,dead chains,dead stores,Hampton — Anita @ 11:17 pm

Blockbuster, Hampton, VA, Closed October 2013

I visited this place during the last few days of their going out of business sale in October, right before Blockbuster made the unsurprising decision to close all their stores. The store mostly had 30 Rock DVD sets, and about 50 copies of Reneé Zellweger’s My One and Only. Oh, and lots of Angry Birds candy.

These are the best shots I could get from Google Maps:

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November 6, 2013

Blockbuster closing remaining US stores

Filed under: Blockbuster,dead chains — Anita @ 1:28 pm

http://mobile.bloomberg.com/news/2013-11-06/blockbuster-video-rental-chain-will-shut-remaining-u-s-stores.html

http://www.cnn.com/2013/11/06/tech/gaming-gadgets/blockbuster-video-stores-impact/?c=&page=1

I actually went to the closing sale of the very last Blockbuster in Hampton a week and a half ago. No pics though because the store was wide open and employees everywhere.

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Vhsarchive has a nice little gallery of video rental stickers from the past:

http://vhsarchive.blogspot.com/?m=1

August 9, 2011

City of Hampton Property Database “photos”, circa late 90s.

I found these a couple of years ago here, but never did anything with them, until now. Keep in mind, these photos are poor quality, I assume because they were using early digital camera technology.

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Newmarket South Shopping Center, mid to late 90s. Super Fresh / Farmer Jack had closed by then.

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The old Miller & Rhoads building at Newmarket Fair, a few years before Verizon.

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Big & Tall store in front of Riverdale Shopping Center, former Grandy’s chicken place. The store is now “Casual Male XL”

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Das Weiner Works, its still a hot dog place, but I forgot what it is now. I read on Facebook the other day that someone rammed their Lexus into the place recently.

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Dennys, in front of Riverdale Shopping Center. Still open.

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Paul’s Arts & Crafts. When they made the disastrous decision to move across Mercury to the old Service Merchandise building. The store was too big for its needs, and wound up moving to the old Langley Square shopping center, and its gone now.

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This was the shopping center where Northampton Dance Studios was. The whole shopping center is like, guns and tattoos now. I had some of the worst experiences of my life at Northampton Dance studio.

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Did anybody really, seriously take ballroom dancing out of here?

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Does anybody remember Bargain City USA, that junk store?

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Still here.

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My sister used to buy all her stained glass supplies at Goodmans.

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This is the most recent pic I have from that website. I think this was before the DAV bought the building next door as well.

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PRICEBUSTER VIDEO.

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This is the itsy bitsy Farm Fresh in Phoebus. I never liked that Farm Fresh logo.

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Back when WalMart was still red, white and grey.

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Gosh, how many times has this place changed hands? Tracks, Blockbuster Music, and now its an FYE.

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This shopping center next to Coliseum Mall/Peninsula Town Center got a renovation within the past few years.

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This was when the shopping center where the AMC 24 is when it was first built in 1998, and Winn-Dixie was trying to get back into Hampton Roads. Winn Dixie was all but gone from Hampton by 2005, and now a Farm Fresh is here.

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Sneaker Stadium, was Just For Feet here before or after Sneaker Stadium? Remember it would have a track around the store so you could try your new shoes out?

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Farmer Jack, 1998 or early 1999. This building was torn down earlier this year:

Super Fresh/Farmer Jack, Hampton, VA, demolished 2011

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When Super Fresh was torn down at Newmarket South.

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The old Leggett building at Newmarket Fair Mall. It’s been redone within the past ten years or so:

Northrop Gruman (former Leggetts at the former Newmarket Fair Mall)

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This McDonalds near the Hampton Coliseum is still open, but how colorful it is in this photo.

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Aren’t there stores now next to TJ Maxx?

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Always fascinated by the shape of the Kinder Care building. When I was little I always wondered why I wasn’t in Kinder Care.

September 27, 2010

“SNL 36×01 Amy Poehler”

Filed under: Blockbuster,potential dead chains — Anita @ 2:05 am

Seth Meyers: Well, Blockbuster. It seems our eight year tug-of-war over Tango & Cash has reached its conclusion.

From Sarah’s tumblr.

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