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View Poll Results: You Favorite Shopping Center Is: (Multiple Choices Allowed)
Patrick Henry 3 16.67%
MacArthur Center 9 50.00%
Greenbrier 2 11.11%
Williamsburg Outlets 5 27.78%
Pottery Factory 1 5.56%
Beach Mall 0 0%
Chesapeake Square Mall 1 5.56%
Coliseum Mall 0 0%
The Gallery at Military Circle 2 11.11%
Janaf Shopping Center 1 5.56%
Lynnhaven Mall 5 27.78%
Pembroke Mall Shopping Center 2 11.11%
Waterside Festival Marketplace 1 5.56%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 18. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 06-03-2012, 06:17 AM
 
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Let's talk about shopping. Malls, outlets, town centers, you name it. I'm curious about things like:

Which shopping centers or town centers are your favorites? Which ones are pretty, which ones are ugly? Which ones are difficult to park at? Which ones are fun to go to just to stroll around? Which ones are a nightmare at Christmas? Etc.
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Old 06-03-2012, 07:16 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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I forgot to add New Town to the list! My bad, what was I thinking? I'm sure it's one of the top favorites, too.

I gave Waterside Festival Marketplace a vote, just to get the ball rolling--but to be honest, that's based on memories from several years ago. I hope it's still the nice place it was back then. I have fond memories of a place called Have A Nice Day Cafe--is it still there?
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Old 06-03-2012, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Newport News VA
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I do most of my shopping at Williamsburg Prime Outlets. I do, however, like Newport News City Center...nice to walk around the fountain to warm up before shopping. "Back in the day" the Pottery was the place, but I haven't yet been to the "new" one. Looks nice, though.
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Old 06-05-2012, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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I heard a rumor that Coliseum Mall closed and is being converted into a Town Center? True? Is this good news or do y'all miss the mall?
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Old 06-05-2012, 04:35 PM
 
Location: Newport News VA
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Yes, it was closed. The area has been rebuilt and is called Peninsula Town Center. It is a mixed use community--apartments, shopping, cafes/restaurants, cinebistro, etc. Take a look at Peninsula Town Center > Home
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Old 06-05-2012, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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I like the idea of residences & offices mixed in with shopping & restaurants. So, do you like it? Is Peninsula Town Center doing better than the mall?
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Old 06-06-2012, 09:16 AM
 
Location: Newport News VA
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Yes, I really like PTC. It is much better than the mall. Atmosphere/customer service in the shops is excellent. Better experience than mall shopping. We have another area here in Newport News called Port Warwick, also a mixed use community. Port Warwick, Newport News "was conceived to be the urban core residential community of the city’s new mid town central business district. At the center of the Port Warwick community lays Styron Square, a three acre green space designed after the great squares of London. It was named after the Newport News native and Pulitzer prize-winning author, William Styron. Surrounding the Square is a vibrant retail and business district featuring over 40 locally owned specialty shops, exclusive restaurants, numerous general businesses and medical buildings. Not to mention, over 1,500 people call Port Warwick home, living in houses, townhouses, live-above homes, apartments and condominiums on or near Styron Square."
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Old 06-06-2012, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
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I havent been to all of them, but out of all of them, I picked McArthur.

Patrick Henry, Military, and Pembroke are disgusting.
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Old 06-06-2012, 01:38 PM
 
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Short pump, but you don't have it on your poll. Easier to get to Richmond from W'burg than Hampton.
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Old 06-06-2012, 07:38 PM
 
Location: Newport News VA
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Short pump is really nice. I don't mind the hour and a half drive. MacArthur's Mall in Norfolk is nice, too.
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