Stony Point Fashion Park
|Location||Richmond, Virginia, USA|
|Opening date||September 18, 2003|
|No. of stores and services||83|
|No. of anchor tenants||4|
|No. of floors||1|
|Website||Stony Point Fashion Park|
Stony Point Fashion Park is an upscale outdoor center in Richmond, Virginia that opened in 2003. It is owned and managed by Taubman. Anchor stores include Dick's Sporting Goods, Dillard's, Saks Fifth Avenue and CineBistro.
Stony Point Fashion Park features many unique-to-the-market retailers, such as Anthropologie, BCBGMAXAZRIA, Brighton Collectibles, CineBistro, Cole Haan, L'Occitane en Provence, Coach, Sur La Table, Hugo Boss, Restoration Hardware, Three Dog Bakery, Yves Delorme, Tiffany & Co., along with many others. Stony Point Fashion Park is also the only mall in the region that offers a dog-friendly environment along with comfort stations located throughout the center. The United Colors of Benetton closed its store at Stony Point on September 14, 2011, just 5 days after the new Tiffany & Co. store debuted in Richmond on September 9.
Restaurants and dining
The mall also hosts many fast food and sit-down dining options that include P.F. Chang's China Bistro, Brio Tuscan Grille, CineBistro, Fleming's Prime Steakhouse, Champps Restaurant & Bar, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Panera Bread, Subway, Starbucks, and The Great Escape Ice Cream Shoppe. The Cheesecake Factory was also originally to come to Stony Point, but instead is located at main rival mall Short Pump Town Center.
Rivalry with Short Pump and Regency Square
The mall was also a result of a fight between mall owner Taubman Centers and ForestCity, both who sought to build a new upscale center in Richmond. The battle was eventually settled in court, which ultimately saw Taubman building Stony Point, and ForestCity building the rival, two-story Short Pump Town Center, which is nearly two times the size of Stony Point. Short Pump broke ground in November 2000, but Stony Point didn't break ground until February 2002. Stony Point finally opened on September 18, 2003, the day Hurricane Isabel made landfall in nearby Outer Banks. Short Pump and Stony Point are both also notorious for the slow collapse of fellow Taubman-owned center Regency Square. While the mall is still open today, its proximity to Stony Point is quite close. If you travel north on Chippenham Parkway from Stony Point, eventually Regency Square will be there on your left. Stony Point's high-end store selection is also what seems to be resulting in the ultimate fall of Regency. In recent years, Regency has had to close its Ann Taylor, Williams-Sonoma, and GameStop stores due to the fact that they all have stores in both Stony Point AND Short Pump.