That Mall is sick and that Store is dead!

April 26, 2017

Old Peanut Patch store to be demolished (tidewater news, April 19, 2017)

Filed under: Uncategorized — Anita @ 1:19 pm

I was wondering what was missing on the way to work the other day.

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(source)

COURTLAND
The old Peanut Patch store across the street from the post office on Main Street in Courtland will be demolished this Saturday beginning at 7 a.m., according to Anthony Martinette, the building’s current owner.

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“I wish I could have saved the building but it’s not repairable because of water damage,” he said. “Hopefully the post office will move there and have more parking; they have no parking where they’re at.”

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“The furniture maker back then was also the undertaker; he made wooden coffins and they were stored upstairs and carried down that wide staircase,” said Judy Riddick, the owner of The Peanut Patch Gift Shoppe, which she and her husband, Bob, operated out of the building from 1973 to 1994 before moving the business to its current location next to the Dairy Queen on U.S. Route 58.

She added that the building was once adjacent to several connected storefronts that stretched all the way to Main Street’s intersection with the railroad tracks, some of which included a general store, a billiard room and a fish market.

Martinette said that he has arranged for Bryant Excavations of Smithfield to conduct the demolition and Crowder and White Contracting, located on General Thomas Highway, to haul away the debris. He added that he has encountered no resistance to his plans to demolish the building.

January 3, 2017

New (ish) website for NetCenter (the old Newmarket Fair Mall)

Filed under: newmarket fair mall,Uncategorized — Anita @ 1:21 pm

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There’s a small photo gallery on the site, which is nice because the majority of the people who read this site haven’t been inside the depths of the old mall since the mid 1990s.

 

Also, apparently there’s a coffee and panini shop inside?

April 4, 2016

Haunting photos of dead malls in Ohio – Business Insider

Filed under: other malls,Uncategorized — Anita @ 9:57 pm

(I love that this person’s graffiti tag is “potato :)” )

The ruins of the Rolling Acres Mall have been overtaken by foliage. “You can feel the memories,” the photographer says.

Source: Haunting photos of dead malls in Ohio – Business Insider

January 6, 2016

Macys at old Coliseum Mall Location to Close

Filed under: Uncategorized — Anita @ 8:26 pm

Macys at the former Coliseum Mall

(2007)

This didn’t surprise me at all. It’s an old location, the parking lot is never busy on Saturdays, and the store didn’t have a MAC counter.

Macys, Hampton, VA
(2010)

Gigantor Hecht's (Coliseum Mall, Hampton, VA)

(2005)

I’ve never shopped in this Macys. I go to the one in Colonial Heights for the Calvin Klein plus size dress selection, or the one in Newport News for their MAC counter.

Macys closing at the old Coliseum Mall

Macy’s plans to close three stores in Hampton Roads, including its store at Peninsula Town Center, by early spring, the company announced today.

The closure of the 173,000-square-foot store at Peninsula Town Center will affect 109 employees, according to a Wednesday news release.

The closure of stores at Military Circle Mall in Norfolk and Chesapeake Square in Chesapeake will affect 164 employees, according to the announcement.

Macy’s said it closed four stores last year and plans to close 36 more stores, including six in Virginia, over the next few months. Final clearance sales at those stores begin Jan. 11.

About 3,000 positions will be affected nationwide, the company reported.

Other stores closing in Virginia are: Virginia Center Commons in Glen Allen and the main store and furniture store in Regency Square in Richmond.

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(2010)

I’ve been to Regency Square a few times, their makeup department is upstairs which is strange. Several of my dreams have taken place up there.

January 2, 2016

2015 in review

Filed under: Uncategorized — Anita @ 1:38 pm

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 38,000 times in 2015. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 14 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

December 9, 2015

Windsor Pharmacy sells to CVS

Filed under: Uncategorized — Anita @ 6:53 am

Published 11:21am Friday, December 4, 2015

 Source

WINDSOR

Putting all rumors to rest, Windsor Pharmacy’s Bob Parsons confirmed on Thursday morning that the business is not shuttering, but will only change ownership to CVS Pharmacy.
The last day as Windsor Pharmacy will be on Friday, Dec. 11. Parsons and his son, Neil, who is the store manager, stressed that the store will be closed for just one day only, Saturday, Dec. 12. It will re-open under the CVS name on Monday, Dec. 14.
Parsons, 75, emphasized that he and his wife, Beverly, the bookkeeper, are retiring and that — as he put it — is the crux.
“They didn’t force us. There were no strong-arm tactics,” Parsons said. “We approached them. We think it’s the best choice for the community and our customers.
“We did not want Windsor to be without a pharmacy.”
The store has been in business since Oct. 1, 1973.
There had been past offers from other pharmacy companies to buy the shop, particularly the prescription files, but not keep the employees.
“We held out,” Parsons said, adding that CVS will retain those workers, such as longtime pharmacy technicians Linda Johnson and Barbara Alexander.
Johnson started as a clerk while still in high school. Alexander said Parsons offered her a job. Both have been there for 35 years.
Both concurred that becoming technicians was a natural progression for them, and each loves working there.
They also both agreed that the change is going to be good for both the Parsons and the community.
“It’s good for Windsor to have a CVS,” said Alexander. “They can do more for patients what an independent pharmacy can do.”
Lauren Lombard said she feels sad about the news. She added that her family has been coming to the Windsor Pharmacy since moving to the area in 1991.

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I’m going to miss the old timey feel of the pharmacy, but it’s time. I was in there on small business Saturday and I could feel that something was up due to the thinning shelves. 

November 3, 2015

The Whole Foods in Newport News opens tomorrow

Filed under: Uncategorized — Anita @ 12:50 pm

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December 29, 2014

2014 in review

Filed under: Uncategorized — Anita @ 9:37 pm

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 45,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 17 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

September 19, 2014

My Review of Karma Soap

Filed under: Uncategorized — Anita @ 9:59 pm

Originally submitted at LUSH USA

The fresh earthy scent of Karma, in a bar

No sir, I didn’t like it.

By deadmallsanita from Wakefield, VA on 9/19/2014

 

1out of 5

When you survey your stash, you label this product: None of the above

Cons: Unpleasant Smell

Best Uses: Showers, Facial Soap

Describe Yourself: Budget Buyer

I didn’t like the smell of this, it reminded me of harsh cleaning chemicals my parents would use in the 1980s.

(legalese)

April 5, 2014

Snow injures Michigan Kmart (1/14)

Filed under: Kmart,Uncategorized — Anita @ 2:50 am

http://www.mlive.com/news/saginaw/index.ssf/2014/01/saginaw_township_k-mart_closed.html

Howard Riefs, a spokesperson for the company, emailed a statement about the collapse:

“The Kmart in Saginaw Township (5105 Gratiot Road) will be closed until further notice. Early this morning the store’s roof collapsed due to the heavy snow. The store was not open and there were no injuries. We are working with the landlord on next steps for repair to the store. The nearby Kmart stores in Bay City, Midland and Clio are open to serve our members with their shopping needs.”

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Here is a more recent article: http://www.mlive.com/news/saginaw/index.ssf/2014/02/saginaw_kmart_roof_collapse_up.html

I don’t see that place ever reopening. I mean it is Kmart, can they afford to fix the place?

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