Monday, October 13, 2008

A New Mall

We finally got a new mall in my area! It is called White Oak Village http://www.theshopsatwhiteoakvillage.com/ and it opened today. It's not a closed in mall, it is more like a strip mall. All the big anchor stores are behind the strip of smaller shops. The big anchor stores are JC Penny's, Target, Circuit City, Sam's Club, Pet Smart, Lowe's, Office Max and a locally owned grocery store called Ukrop's. If we would just get a Walmart in that area I would never have to go to Mechanicsville again (that is were all of the above stores are that I shop at the most. Mechanicsville, VA is about 10 minutes away from me, the new mall is about 5 minutes away from me. There isn't a JC Penny in that area, it is about 20 minutes away at another mall). I would have rather a Kohl's had of went into the new mall, I don't really care for JC Penny's, I prefer Kohl's, they have awesome sales). In this location of the new mall is Richmond International Airport and there was no good shopping and restaurants in the area. Now with this new mall they are putting in a bunch of new restaurants on the mall site. It's very exciting for this area and way over due! I'll be glad when everything is completed. Across the street for the mall a new Best Buy is almost ready to open. Also there is an old strip mall across the street from the Best Buy that has a Dollar Tree in it and a few other shops, the Ukrop's was over there, but they built a new one in the new mall.I wonder what will go into the old Ukrop's building? It's a pretty big building. I would love it if an Old World Market http://www.worldmarket.com/home.jsp would go in there, I love that store, but it is so far for me to go to it very often.

I want to make a meatloaf for dinner so I guess I should get off this computer and get it mixed up and in the oven. I guess I'll make some mashed potatoes to go with it and a veggie, probably corn as I always seem to serve corn with meatloaf for some reason.

8 comments:

Mrs.Ruiz said...

I just orderd some tea for cramps it's the moontime tea.

Mrs.Ruiz said...

I googled maped your town. It was taking me down streets just like I was there walking. That was pretty neat.

Mrs.Ruiz said...

I went doen West9mile rd. I saw pointers or porters gas station and then Jim Jetters Carpet Outlet. Is this your town

Celticspirit said...

So how did your meatloaf come out? I like to make mini cheddar loaves. They are so yummy!
That's cool that you got a mall. This city I live in is on the smaller side. For big stores we have Walmart, 2 other grocery stores, Atwoods (big hardware store), Staples, Goody's, Payless and there are more I can't think of right now.There's also a neat downtown area with lots of smaller stores and there are tons of fast food places as well.

T said...

I am making Meatloaf tomorrow. I always have mash potatoes and corn with my meatloaf too! It isn't the same with any other veggie!

I hate going to malls. We have 4 here, and I try so hard to avoid them. Although I was just at one yesterday, and I couldn't wait to get out of there.

Mrs.Ruiz said...

Thats pretty cool huh? My husband said for me to stop stalking you. LOL!!It was a virtual tour just like i was walking right down the street, I can walk down any street. I tried it with where I live and it wouldnt do it. I made your mamas chicken and dumplings tonight. they were the best Iv'e ever had. I will never make them any other way again. Thanks

Gail said...

Shirla,congrats on the mall :o) I live by so many stores,it'd make your head spin if you saw them all.I complain about it from time to time ;o) But,when we move,I'm gonna miss the convenience,that's for sure.

Celticspirit said...

I always make meatloaf with mashed potatoes as well but I also cook peas instead of corn.