Spotsylvania Towne Centre

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Spotsylvania Towne Centre (Formerly Spotsylvania Mall)
Location Spotsylvania, Virginia, USA
Management Cafaro Company
Owner Cafaro Company
No. of stores and services 150+
No. of anchor tenants 6
Total retail floor area 1.7 million square feet[1]
Website www.spotsylvaniatownecentre.com

The Spotsylvania Towne Centre (formerly Spotsylvania Mall) is a mall located in Spotsylvania, Virginia, on Virginia State Route 3, less than a mile west of Interstate 95, and directly across from the Central Park shopping and dining complex. The mall is owned and developed by Cafaro Company. The property was renamed as "Spotsylvania Towne Centre" at the beginning of a $12 million[2] renovation project. The project, completed in 2009,[3] included an extensive remodeling of the mall's interior and exterior. At the same time, construction was begun on an outdoor lifestyle center called "The Village." Mall anchor stores include Belk, Costco, Dick's Sporting Goods, two JCPenney stores, Macy's and Sears as well as over 150 specialty stores and restaurants.

History[edit]

Spotsylvania Mall opened in 1980 with Leggett (now Belk), JC Penney, Sears and Montgomery Ward as its anchor stores, as well as an F.W. Woolworth Company dime store as a junior anchor. Hecht's was added in 1993, the same year in which Woolworth closed.[4] The Woolworth location remained vacant until 1999, when JCPenney opened an auxiliary store in the former Woolworth space.[4] Montgomery Ward closed in 2001 and was demolished for a Costco a year later.[5] A Dick's Sporting Goods was also added in 2002.[6]

The Village[edit]

Coincidentally with the remodeling of the mall, Cafaro announced plans to develop 200,000 square feet (19,000 m2) of outdoor retail space[7] on vacant land adjoining Spotsylvania Towne Center. On October 22, 2008, Cafaro announced that eight tenants had signed agreements to lease space in The Village.[8]

Development plans for The Village included the Muviville Entertainment Complex which will feature a "theater, bowling alley, restaurant and electronic gaming complex".[9] While the movie theater was part of early plans for The Village, its construction appeared doubtful when, in 2009 the developer, Muvico Theaters, was unable to make payments on a $55 Million debt. The center has since opened as Splitsville.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.virginiabusiness.com/index.php/news/article/georgiou-coming-to-spotsylvania-towne-center-in-fredericksburg/312139/
  2. ^ Jett, Cathy (2005-06-23). "Spotsylvania Mall to get face lift.". Fredericksburg Free-Lance Star (Fredericksburg, VA). Retrieved 2009-06-09. 
  3. ^ "Whenopoly 2009". Fredericksburg.com. 2009-02-21. Retrieved 2009-06-09. 
  4. ^ a b Dennen, Rusty (4 April 1999). "Mall shoppers seeing double". The Free-Lance Star. Retrieved 28 April 2010. 
  5. ^ Nahas, Joby (11 October 2001). "Costco store coming to Spotsylvania Mall". The Free-Lance Star. Retrieved 28 April 2010. 
  6. ^ Nahas, Joby (16 February 2002). "Dick's chain to open large store". The Free-Lance Star. Retrieved 28 April 2010. 
  7. ^ Gilligan, Gregory (2008-10-23). "Saxon Shoes set for Fredericksburg". Stafford County Sun. Retrieved 2009-06-09. 
  8. ^ Jett, Cathy (2008-10-22). "village has 8 new tenants The first tenants in The Village at Towne Centre". Fredericksburg Free-Lance Star (Fredericksburg, VA). Retrieved 2009-06-09. 
  9. ^ Jett, Cathy (2009-03-20). "With debt settled, plans progressing". Fredericksburg Free-Lance Star (Fredericksburg, VA). Retrieved 2009-06-09. 

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Coordinates: 38°17′30.4″N 77°30′46.1″W / 38.291778°N 77.512806°W / 38.291778; -77.512806