A comment I screened last night with inaccurate information about the Peninsula Town Center reminded me that I forgot to post these. I took these almost a month ago. I went to buy a pair of shoes at Sneakers in the Town Center and rolled by Macys to take two last shots:
The person who made the inaccurate comment thought that this was a brand new building, it’s not — It was built as a Thalhimers in the early 1970s.
I just read rhat First Watch, a brunch kind of place is planning on opening soon at the town center. Noodles and Co. is coming soon as well.
I just found this out while dillydallying on the Daily Press’ webpage. It’s a miracle, you guys, a miracle. This place has been dead since ’99:
One of the oldest shopping centers in Hampton’s Coliseum Central District is set for a $60 million overhaul pending the final sale of the property.
Hampton development officials announced plans Monday to redevelop the Riverdale Plaza Shopping Center, which includes plans for a new 123,000-square-foot Kroger Marketplace grocery store to help anchor the project.
At Home, a national home décor and furniture store based in Plano, Texas, is also set to anchor the retail center at 1072 W. Mercury Blvd. with a 91,000-square-foot store, company officials announced last week.
Augusta, Ga.-based Southeastern Development Associates would maintain and manage the retail center once the sale of the property closes, said Southeastern Development Associates President Mark Senn.
Senn said officials plan to rename the aging center Riverpointe.
All parties involved in the final transaction, including Kroger, had not reached a final agreement on the property sale by press time Monday evening.
Aw, that part made me sad.
Snow Bear lives on. The blog entry from Elizabeth is from 2012, but apparently he still works at the Repertory Theater in Richmond.
A long-standing holiday tradition – shopping!
Source: Look Back: Christmas shopping – Daily Press
A List of Stores That JC Penney Plans to Close – NYTimes.com.
Some of these mall names I recognize from reading the emails in my deadmalls.com inbox. Locally, the JC Penney in Williamsburg is closing. While the store is just a few years old, its located out in the middle of nowhere, next to a a water park that is only open during the Summer. Wasn’t the old “Presidential Park” with the giant president heads across the street from it too?
I had a dream like this a few months ago. The KMart in the town I grew up in closed, and at nights the abandoned store would become a skatepark. The boys who ran the place wouldn’t let me go in to take pictures.
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: