That Mall is sick and that Store is dead!

November 23, 2015

Unavailable #pattipie ‘s at Walmart 

Filed under: Wal Mart,what — Anita @ 9:30 pm

Due to the soaring popularity of this man’s review of Patti LaBelle’s sweet potato pie, it’s sold out at Walmart everywhere.

August 12, 2011

Two 1986 Wal Mart Commercials (not mine) (updated)

Filed under: commercials,Wal Mart — Anita @ 12:46 am


Wal Mart Chic Jeans Ad – “She has no ass”, “wow…flat ass.”, “Nice Chevelle………flat ass though.”, “Melanie must not look good if we can’t see what she looks like.”, “this is actually a LOT less painful than the Wal-Mart commercials they make now….”


Polaroid VHS Tapes – “Of course, nowadays you can get 2 for .99 cents!”, “I’M BUYIN!”.

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.


Newmarket South Shopping Center, mid to late 90s. Super Fresh / Farmer Jack had closed by then.


The old Miller & Rhoads building at Newmarket Fair, a few years before Verizon.


Big & Tall store in front of Riverdale Shopping Center, former Grandy’s chicken place. The store is now “Casual Male XL”


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.


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.


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.


Did anybody really, seriously take ballroom dancing out of here?


Does anybody remember Bargain City USA, that junk store?

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Still here.


My sister used to buy all her stained glass supplies at Goodmans.


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.




This is the itsy bitsy Farm Fresh in Phoebus. I never liked that Farm Fresh logo.


Back when WalMart was still red, white and grey.


Gosh, how many times has this place changed hands? Tracks, Blockbuster Music, and now its an FYE.


This shopping center next to Coliseum Mall/Peninsula Town Center got a renovation within the past few years.


This was when the shopping center where the AMC 24 is when it was first built in 1998, 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.


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?


Farmer Jack, 1998 or early 1999. This building was torn down earlier this year:

Super Fresh/Farmer Jack, Hampton, VA, demolished 2011


When Super Fresh was torn down at Newmarket South.


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)


This McDonalds near the Hampton Coliseum is still open, but how colorful it is in this photo.



Aren’t there stores now next to TJ Maxx?


Always fascinated by the shape of the Kinder Care building. When I was little I always wondered why I wasn’t in Kinder Care.

September 10, 2010

Pleasant Family Shopping: It’s a Wal-Mart World Out There

Filed under: Wal Mart — Anita @ 9:53 pm

Pleasant Family Shopping: It’s a Wal-Mart World Out There.

I think this might be the first time in my life I’ve ever seen old pictures of WalMart. We didn’t get walmart where I’m from until the early 90s, so this is all foreign to me.

November 27, 2009

When the tornado demolished the WalMart in Colonial Heights, 1993

Filed under: newspaper clippings,Wal Mart — Anita @ 10:16 pm

When a tornado hit the Wal Mart in Colonial Heights in 1993.

I thought I made an entry about this over the Summer, but I guess not.

I remember my mom dropped me off at my half sisters that day while she went to a doctors appointment at Langley Air Force Base. She was supposed to pick me up that afternoon. Well, that didn’t happen. A tornado hit Langley, and mom and dad couldn’t get me from my half sisters until the next day. I remember my niece and I watching this torn up Wal Mart on TV the next day with dad.

I don’t know if Wal Mart built here again or not? Petersburg/Colonial Heights people, help?

Oh, and those twins! [/Coors ad]

You can see more damage from Colonial Heights/Petersburg from that tornado from these two videos:

I read that SouthPark mall was damaged too? Although I’ve never seen any photos of it.

September 7, 2008

Former Wal Mart; Staunton ,VA

Filed under: dead stores,Staunton,Wal Mart — Anita @ 10:14 pm

Oh right, I moved to Staunton last week.

Former Wal Mart; Staunton ,VA

The abandoned Lowes next to it is also part of the warehouse. Nice use of a former Wal Mart.

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