September 5, 2015
April 26, 2015
I found this newspaper article last night, after using the newspaper for this entry over at my history blog. I tried googling info about this mall, but nothing was found. I assume through the years, offices absorbed the mall.
February 14, 2015
NEIL CORNISH Staff Writer. Daily Press [Newport News, Va] 19 Dec 1990: B7.
Four stores at Newmarket Fair have announced they will not renew their leases when they expire at the end of the year.
B. Dalton Bookseller, Frederick’s of Hollywood, Butler’s Shoe Store and Dutch Maid Donut Shop will leave the mall next year, said Deborah Moreau, who manages the mall for owner Goodman Segar Hogan.
Moreau said most of the stores had told her last spring they did not plan to renew their leases. She said she is negotiating with prospective new tenants, whom she did not identify.
Lesley Mellor, B. Dalton manager, said the store will close Jan. 10. Officials with Butler’s corporate office in Atlanta declined comment concerning the store closing. Frederick’s store manager also declined to comment on the closing.
Goodman Segar Hogan spent $9 million to renovate Newmarket Fair, originally Newmarket North, to keep up with the newly refurbished Coliseum Mall in Hampton and the newer Patrick Henry Mall in Newport News. Merchants waited 10 months while work crews completed the facelift, which included the addition of a food court, carousel and skylighting. The food court has not yet opened.
Moreau said a number of the mall’s merchants will be undergoing store renovations and relocations in coming months as Newmarket Fair tries to improve its tenant mix. Fine’s Men Shop and The Athlete’s Foot have renovations scheduled, and a new arcade, Tilt, will soon be opening upstairs near the carousel.
The mall is still looking for men’s and women’s ready-to-wear stores as tenants, Moreau said, as well as a children’s store and specialty gift store. A sporting goods store is also planned for the mall, she said.
Moreau said its not surprising to see some turnover in a property as old as Newmarket Fair, which opened in 1975. One of its main anchor stores, Miller & Rhoads, went out of business at the start of this year. She said the defection of four smaller stores would not reflect negatively on the mall’s attractiveness to merchants nor would it place a financial strain on the mall.
In some respects the vacancies may help the mall, she said, noting that Butler’s departure will leave one fewer shoe store at Newmarket, which has 10 others.
Staff photo (b&w) by JOE FUDGE The departure of Butler’s Shoe Store next year still will leave Newmarket Fair with 10 other shoe stores. Mug (b&w) of Deborah Moreau
Copyright Chicago Tribune Co. Dec 19, 1990
December 14, 2014
Mohawk was one of the first malls mentioned on deadmalls.com about 10+ years ago.
At page 48, there is a salespaper for the mall:
December 13, 2014
When I was little, I thought these were called Sing a Long Lights, and when you plugged them in, tinny sounding xmas music would emit from them.
Look at all the exclamation perfume. I finally bought some last weekend at WalMart, they had the small bottles for $3.
Xmas with the Turtles at Ames.
This woolworth paper was specifically for mall locations in the area. Hence, the nicer merchandise, like the NES, SNES, and Game Boy. Pretty sure my Woolworth in Hampton, VA never had merchandise this nice. I do remember them selling Rollerblades at my location.
Revco used to be all about the nutcrackers.
Did the VCR Plus really work? It seems so much easier and cheaper back then to learn how to use the timer record function.
August 10, 2014
May 31, 2014
I found this tonight while looking for something else on (sadly discontinued) Google Newspapers. This is from September 1, 1995.
Caldor Rainbow has more information about this place, and the futuristic looking itty bitty McDonalds inside.
March 29, 2014
Here’s the recipe:
I’m 30, so I totally missed the whole Kmart deli. The only good thing that came out of ours growing up was that they had little glass bottles of Tropicana Twister.
November 8, 2013
- 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: