Patrick Henry Mall

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Patrick Henry Mall
Red Robin & Borders Night Photo.JPG
Red Robin & Borders Evening Photo
Location Newport News, Virginia
Opening date 1987[1]
Developer Crown American
Owner Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust
No. of stores and services 120+
No. of anchor tenants 3
Total retail floor area 714,310 square feet (66,000 m2)[1]
No. of floors 1

Patrick Henry Mall is a shopping mall in Newport News, Virginia. It is located on Interstate 64 Westbound and Jefferson Ave (Virginia State Route 143) at exit 255A. The mall is anchored by Dillard's, Dick's Sporting Goods, J. C. Penney and Macy's.


Patrick Henry Mall, which is named after the adjacent Patrick Henry International Airport, opened as the Peninsula area's third enclosed regional mall in 1987. It was built on a site previously occupied by a large dairy farm run by the Yoders, a local Mennonite family.[2] It was the first mall in the region to feature a food court.[3] Built by Crown American, it was originally anchored by Hess's, Belk Leggett, and Bradlees.[4] The Bradlees store became Uptons in 1988.[5] Hess's sold its store in the mall to Proffitt's in 1995; both it and the Leggett became Dillard's stores in 1998.[6][7] A 1996 expansion added Hecht's (rebranded Macy's in 2006).[8] Uptons closed in 1999 and became J. C. Penney in 2000.[9]

Dillard's consolidated operations into the former Leggett building in 2004. The former Hess's/Proffitt's/Dillard's Home Store was then torn down for an expansion which included a Dick's Sporting Goods, Borders Books & Music, plus New York & Company, Red Robin, and new locations for existing retailers American Eagle Outfitters, Bath & Body Works, Victoria's Secret, Express, and Hallmark Cards.[10] Borders closed in early 2011[11] and became Forever 21 in October 2012.


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Coordinates: 37°6′44.5″N 76°29′43.9″W / 37.112361°N 76.495528°W / 37.112361; -76.495528