That Mall is sick and that Store is dead!

November 6, 2015

There’s a boat in the new Whole Foods

Filed under: Newport News — Anita @ 10:24 pm

It serves coffee…it’s also used as Noah’s Ark apparently.

October 24, 2015

Look Back: Christmas shopping – Daily Press

A long-standing holiday tradition – shopping!

Source: Look Back: Christmas shopping – Daily Press

November 8, 2013

Patrick Henry Mall Construction, Daily Press Times Herald, August 2, 1987

Patrick Henry Mall Construction, August 2, 1987
"Malls Competors Not Worried" (Daily Press, 1987)

Some points;

  • The Bradlees in the picture is where JCPenney is today, and before that an Uptons.
  • The movie theater next to the food court that is mentioned is a Old Navy now.
  • Leggett opened in 1989, and later became a Dillards

Big reading versions:


October 29, 2013

Hy-Tech Auto Body Commercial 1 – YouTube

Filed under: commercials,Newport News — Anita @ 11:09 pm

Hy-Tech Auto Body Commercial 1 – YouTube.


I wish I remembered this wonderfully cheezy commercial from 1999, but I don’t.

October 17, 2013

This cheezy commercial for the Red Baron in Newport News (1991)

Filed under: commercials,dead stores,Newport News — Anita @ 5:52 pm

A long time ago, I found this tape my dad recorded of Gone with the Wind for my mom back in the early 1990s. I saw the most ridiculous local commercial for this bar and grill in Newport News, The Red Baron . This must of been big production values for a local commercial back in 1991.



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Look at this guy hanging out with da ladies. … remember when people looked like this?

Screen shot 2013-06-24 at 9.48.02 PM Screen shot 2013-06-24 at 9.47.43 PMI looked the address up on google maps, and this Langley Federal Credit union shows up. At first I thought it seemed a little small to be a lounge at one point, but when I look closely at the entrance, it does sort of look like one for a restaurant.

January 7, 2013

Blythe Doll for sale at Robert Hall Village store, 10-5-1973

Filed under: commercials,dead chains,Newport News,newspaper clippings — Anita @ 10:01 pm

Via Flickr:
THREE-NINETY-NINE. The doll is worth a thousand dollars now!

I believe this store was in Newport News.


///edit February 5//

I found a commercial for the store:

The song has a sad feel to it, no? Although, I LOVE that touchtone dial sound that represented each store on the map.

May 10, 2011

Borders Going out of Business Pictures, Newport News, VA, April 2011

Been forgetting to post these:

Borders Going out of Business Sale email

Borders Going Out of Business Sale (Newport News)

Borders going out of business Newport News

Borders going out of business newport news

Borders going out of business, Newport News

February 16, 2011

Newport News, Va Borders Closing

Filed under: dead stores,Newport News,patrick henry mall — Anita @ 12:22 pm

Borders Bookstore @ Patrick Henry Mall (new)

All Yellow. All Commuter.

Former Dillards Mens and Kids department. (moved and gutted 2005) [Patrick Henry Mall, Newport News, VA]
Store opened in 2005. Not really surprised, the whole chain seems overpriced, the coffee is awful, their ereader (kobo) seems to be a pain to use, the only saving grace was it’s paperchase section.

complete list here

July 30, 2009

Brandie’s Bed Bath & Beyond Name Tag

Filed under: Newport News — Anita @ 1:04 am

Brandie's Bed Bath & Beyond Name Tag

I found this in a shopping center parking lot (where the Target, Bed Bath & Beyond, and Toys R Us is) in Newport News, VA like a month ago.

At first I thought this was some ancient nametag since the typeface that "Brandie" is in looks like something out of the 80’s.

As you can see its been run over a few times. I think I’m going to pop out "Brandie" and throw away the rest of the name tag, its probably festering with germs.

June 26, 2009

Circuit City, Newport News, VA (closed, April 2009)

Filed under: Circuit City,dead chains,Newport News — Anita @ 10:54 pm

Circuit City, Newport News, VA (closed, April 2009)

After I took this pic as I was driving away this grandma and her grandchildren were walking their poodle to PetSmart and the poodle got on her hind legs and looked in the windows of the closed store. I couldn’t get my camera out in time. 😦

I bought my first DVD here in 2003. Strangers With Candy Season 1.

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