That Mall is sick and that Store is dead!

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:

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

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April 29, 2008

Freedom Plaza (Dead April 2008)

Filed under: dead stores,newspaper clippings,suffolk — Anita @ 11:10 am

Freedom Plaza, Suffolk

We all remember my post last year about FREEDOM PLAZA?

It’s dead. The tornado that ripped through Suffolk yesterday demolished this place.

{photos from The Daily Press, and AP}

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November 9, 2007

Freedom Plaza, Suffolk VA

Filed under: newspaper clippings,suffolk — Anita @ 11:47 pm

Freedom Plaza, Suffolk

Saw this at work Thursday and DIED laughing (to myself).

FREEDOM PLAZA?!
“A Center Dedicated to our Fallen Heroes”??

I’m all for memorials, but a shopping center?

////edit April 28, 2008////

Freedom Plaza is dead, ripped apart by a tornado.

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