Virginia Square Shopping Center
The Virginia Square Shopping Center in Arlington County, Virginia, United States opened in early 1952, to complement the adjoining Kann's-Virginia store. At opening, the 15-store center included a Giant supermarket, People's Drug, Fanny Farmer candy, L. Frank Co. women's apparel, Jonas men's apparel, the Bo Peep Shop, and Mary Baynes Gift Shop. An F.W. Woolworth variety store also operated at the center. Following the 1975 closure of the Kann's-Virginia and Kimel's Furniture Store, the center entered into a period of decline. In March 1986, the Virginia Square retail landmark Mary Baynes Gift Shop closed its doors. Redevelopment of the Center, talked about for almost a decade, finally commenced in Summer 1988, when the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation demolished the old center and erected a new satellite office and other buildings on the site.
- "Kann's Virginia Set for Friday Opening," The Washington Post, Nov 14, 1951, p. 15.
- Display Ad, The Washington Post, Oct 24, 1952, p. 23.
- "Kann's Customers Try to Get in Locked Doors," The Washington Post, May 24, 1975, p. C1.
- "Wrapping it Up After 34 Years," The Washington Post, Mar 6, 1986, p. VAE1.
- "Residential Plan Favored for Virginia Square," The Washington Post, Jul 28, 1982, p. VA9.
- "Future Grim for Stores in Arlington," The Washington Post, Apr 19, 1984, p. VAA1.
- "Change at Virginia Square," The Washington Post, Feb 22, 1988, p. D3.
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