Patrick Henry Mall

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Patrick Henry Mall
Red Robin & Borders Night Photo.JPG
Red Robin & Borders Evening Photo
LocationNewport News, Virginia
Opening date1987[1]
DeveloperCrown American
OwnerPennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust
No. of stores and services120+
No. of anchor tenants4
Total retail floor area714,310 square feet (66,000 m2)[1]
No. of floors1

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. In 2017 Patrick Henry lost Old Navy - a major tenant - when it chose to leave and move to Jefferson Commons.


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 1998 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 a 2005-2006 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.

In September 2017, Tilt Studio announced that will be opening this location, with J.P. Pepperoni restaurant, mini bowling alley, one-story laser tag, games and others. This opened on December 18, 2017 in the former AMC 7/Old Navy.


  1. ^ a b "Patrick Henry Mall Fact Sheet" (PDF). PREIT. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 15, 2012. Retrieved May 2, 2011.
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  4. ^ Directory of major malls. MJJTM Publications Corp. 1990. pp. 640–641.
  5. ^ HighBeam
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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