That Mall is sick and that Store is dead!

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.

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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, 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.

January 5, 2011

Starbucks new logo, a preview.

Filed under: old packaging,Starbucks,then & now — Anita @ 8:40 pm

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More info here. The digbats who only go to starbucks for frappuchinos are like, “but I need words on the starbucks logo!” …

The new siren sorta reminds me of a network logo or a green cloud against a white sky.

March 31, 2010

Starbucks April Fool, 2010

Filed under: Starbucks — Anita @ 11:32 pm

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September 27, 2009

Starbucks, Staunton, VA (staying open, September, 2009)

Filed under: Starbucks,Staunton — Anita @ 2:43 pm

Starbucks, Staunton, VA (No Longer Closing, 2009)

Before I left Mary Baldwin for the Summer I filled out one of those “tell us what you think” pamphlets Starbucks always has siting around. I wrote that I was disappointed that the store was closing. I received this letter last week:

Letter I got today.

June 7, 2008

Starbucks: Suffolk, VA

Filed under: bags,Starbucks,suffolk — Anita @ 9:46 pm

Last weekend, I drove out to Suffolk, since I hadn’t been to Suffolk since 2005. There is a new little shopping center across from the junky shopping center (the one that has the Big Lots, Goodwill, Citi Trends, Sears Satellite store, etc. in it). This new tiny shopping center has a Tropical Smoothie Cafe, and Alltel, and a Starbucks. Perhaps, the deaddest Starbucks I have ever been into.

Starbucks, Suffolk, Va

I can’t fathom why this place was dead on a Saturday. I guess due to the fact that country folk don’t "get" Starbucks? I was the only sit down customer this place had, I was there for about 30 minutes just relaxing, because I hadn’t been out of the house all week since this is a time between graduating from community college, and waiting for my Summer job to start. I only saw five customers the 30 minutes I was there. Two women ordered typically “girly” sugary drinks, and this one guy came in to buy a to-go cup, and told the barista the rumor that Starbucks hates troops. The barista told him that it was an email myth, and that Starbucks just sent thousands of pounds of coffee to the troops. Yup, typical ‘kountry stuff.

While I was there, I saw that they had some of the coffee syrups they use behind the bar for sale. I picked up honey for $6:

Today's Find

Too bad. This is a really nice starbucks with a couch and nice chairs and a patio.

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