Many major cities have a mall within their borders and Roanoke, Virginia is no exception. Opened in July of 1985, the Valley View Mall sits on land that was previously a farm.
The Mall encompasses almost 800,000 square feet of shopping within the two levels that make up the mall. There are over 4800 parking spaces to accommodate shoppers, diners and movie goers.
Located at 4802 Valley View Boulevard, near the Roundhill neighborhood in Roanoke, the Valley View Mall is home to more than 100 stores.
Here is a partial listing of stores that can be found in the mall.
Abercrombie & Fitch
American Eagle Outfitters
Ann Taylor Loft
Barnes and Noble Booksellers
Bath & Body Works
Build a Bear Workshop
The Children's Place
The Disney Store
F.Y.E. For Your Entertainment
General Nutrition Center
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
Yankee Candle Company
The management wants to provide a pleasant and safe atmosphere for shoppers, so they take security very seriously. Shoppers can be asked to leave for using obscene language or other small infractions.
In 2007, a Youth Escort Policy was initiated. After fielding many complaints from shoppers about teenagers loitering both inside the mall and in the parking lot, the mall began to enforce the policy. It states that no one under the age of 17 can be in the mall after 6 p.m. on Friday, Saturday or Sunday unless they are with a parent or other adult.
The customer service booth provides the expected help such as information about dining, stores, restrooms and bank teller machines as well as amenities such as wheelchair rental and even faxing and copying services.
In addition to the many retail stores and shops, there are also many options for dining. There are a few sit-down restaurants, such as Olive Garden, Red Robin, Texas Steakhouse and TGI Friday's, as well as a food court that has many options for shoppers that want to grab a quick bite. There is also a 16-screen movie theater located within Valley View Mall.
There are many hotels located adjacent to the mall including Hyatt Place, Hyatt Regency and the Comfort Inn.
The Valley View Mall website updates frequently as new stores are added or as some stores leave. Check before your visit for the most updated list of stores and dining options available in the mall.