Southpark Mall (Colonial Heights, Virginia)
|Location||Colonial Heights, Virginia, USA|
|Address||230 Southpark Circle|
|No. of stores and services||86|
|No. of anchor tenants||5|
|No. of floors||1|
It contains 76 stores and is anchored by Dick's Sporting Goods, Macy's, J.C. Penney, Sears, and Regal Entertainment Group. The mall is accessible from I-95 (Temple Avenue Exit 54 and Southpark Boulevard Exit 53) exits. The mall serves the Tri-Cities, Virginia area of the Greater Richmond Region. Southpark Mall stands at approximately 800,000 square feet (74,000 m2).
Transportation brings development to the Tri-cities
During the 1980s, the Tri-cities area was undergoing a great deal of transportation change as the entire Richmond-Petersburg Turnpike's I-85 and I-95 portions became toll-free between 1986 and 1992, Temple Avenue connector between Colonial Heights and Hopewell was being built in 1987, and I-295 was slowly being extended south from Richmond to just south of Petersburg (In 1992, I-295 was completed from VA 10 down to I-95).
On July 11, 2008, the mall opened its new Regal Cinemas Stadium 16 theater. The facility covers 68,000 square feet (6,300 m2) and includes approximately 3,100 seats. The old 8-screen theater in the food court area has converted into an extended food court.
The Wal-Mart outside the mall suffered major damage in the 1993 Virginia tornado outbreak, and was demolished and rebuilt on a different site. The mall also suffered slight damage in a tornado on April 28, 2008.
- http://www.southparkmall.com/shop/southpark.nsf/store_alpha]; Southpark Mall website; retrieved August 14, 2013
- http://www.roadstothefuture.com/Richmond_Interstate_Expy.html "The 1989 CTB toll increase decision also provided for the removal of the I-95 Washington Street toll plaza in Petersburg, thereby making toll-free the I-95 portion of the Turnpike south of the Ivey Avenue [Southpark Boulevard] interchange (completed in 1987, built to help support the Southpark Mall that was built then) in the City of Colonial Heights" "The I-95 Richmond-Petersburg Turnpike became toll-free on July 1, 1992"