Hampton Roads Major Retail Centers

From clothing and toys to knick knacks and more, it can be found on the Peninsula or the Southside. With the numerous malls, outlets, lifestyle centers, antique stores, boutiques, retail shops and major department stores throughout the region, there’s a place guaranteed to tickle anyone’s fancy and delight the shopper within.

By Sandra J. Pennecke


Chesapeake Square
4200 Portsmouth Blvd., 757-488-9636 www.simon.com
Mon.–Sat. 10 a.m. –9 p.m., Sun. Noon–6 p.m.

Built in 1989 and is anchored by five major department stores, including the brand new Burlington Coat Factory, plus a Target and 119 specialty stores. The food court area features more than 10 restaurants.

Greenbrier Mall
1401 Greenbrier Pkwy. S., 757-424-7300 www.greenbriermall.com
Mon.–Sat. 10 a.m.–9 p.m., Sun. Noon–5:30 p.m.

A two-story mall with more than 120 shops and restaurants and four department stores: Dillard’s, Macy’s, JC Penney and Sears. Cinema Café is located on the lower level and a one-of-a-kind children’s play area is located in the food court.

Towne Place At Greenbrier
Eden Way North just off Greenbrier Pkwy www.kahndevelopment.com
Hours vary for stores and restaurants. A brand new entertainment complex, Towne Place at Greenbrier is an open-air center with an outdoor plaza for al fresco dining and concert pavilion. Towne Place at Greenbrier has 170,000 square feet of quality retail shops and restaurants.


Prime Outlets Williamsburg
5715–62A Richmond Rd., 757-565-0702 www.primeoutlets.com
Mon.–Sat. 10 a.m.–9 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.–7 p.m.

The premier shopping facility in the greater Williamsburg area, with more than 120 brand name designer outlet stores offering 25 to 65 percent off brand name merchandise. In spring 2008, Prime Outlets Williamsburg added more than 25 new designer brand name stores plus a food court.

The Wiliamsburg Outlet Mall
6401 Richmond Rd., 757-565-3378 www.williamsburgoutletmall.com
Mon.–Thurs. 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Fri–Sat. 10 a.m.–9 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Call for seasonal hours
A fully enclosed outlet mall with two food gardens and 250,000 square feet of shopping, offering savings from 20 to 70 percent off everyday retail prices.


Peninsula Town Center
4410 East Claiborne Square, Suite 212, 757-838-1505 www.peninsulatowncenter. com
Retail hours vary by retailer.

A new mixed-used development that opened in 2010 and is anchored around a pedestrian and open-space network with landscaped parks and walkable streetscapes. Tenants are restaurants and retail shops, including Macy’s, JC Penney, Target and Cinebistro.


City Center At Oyster Point
701 Town Center Dr., 757-873-2020 www.citycenteratoysterpoint.com
Mon.–Sat. 10 a.m.–9 p.m., Sun. Noon–6 p.m.

An open-air shopping center with 230,000 square feet of high-end retail establishments including apparel, accessories, home furnishings, specialty shops and 14 restaurants, cafes and specialty food stores. A breathtaking five-acre fountain is in the center of a space that also includes apartments, condominiums, office buildings and hotels.

Patrick Henry Mall
12300 Jefferson Ave., 757-249-4305 www.shoppatrickhenrymall.com
Mon.–Sat. 10 a.m.–9 p.m., Sun. Noon–6 p.m.

Patrick Henry Mall, the only enclosed shopping center between Richmond and Norfolk, opened in 1987 and completed a $27 million renovation in 2006. It has more than 120 stores including Macy’s, JC Penney, Dillard’s, Borders Books and Music and a 50,000-square-foot Dick’s Sporting Goods.

Port Warwick Shoppes
Intersection of Jefferson Avenue and Loftis Boulevard, 757-369-3014 www.portwarwick.com
Hours vary

A mixed-use community in Newport News’ mid-town central business district with more than 40 locally owned specialty shops, restaurants, businesses, medical buildings and residential buildings including houses, townhouses, apartments and condominiums. Styron Square, a three-acre green space designed after the great squares of London, lies in the center of the Port Warwick community, which hosts a free summer concert series, art and sculpture festival and merchant events throughout the year.


Janaf Shopping Center, Janaf Shops, Janaf Crossings and Janaf Office Building
5900 E. Virginia Beach Blvd. at Military Hwy., 757-461-4954 www.janafshopping.com
Mon.–Sat. 10 a.m.–9:30p.m., Sun. Noon–5 p.m.

JANAF, named for the Joint Army Navy Airforce, was formerly airfield property turned into one of the first and largest shopping centers in the United States when opened in 1959. JANAF comprises nearly 1 million square feet with more than 90 local and national retailers with 18 restaurants.

Macarthur Center
300 Monticello Ave., 757-627-6000 www.shopmacarthur.com
Mon.–Sat. 10 a.m.–9 p.m., Sun. Noon–6 p.m.

MacArthur Center, a three-level shopping mall located on Monticello Avenue in downtown Norfolk, features one million square feet of retail offerings with 140 retailers, including Hampton Roads’ first and only Nordstrom and the region’s flagship Dillard’s department store. Entertainment and dining options include an 18-screen Regal Cinema Megaplex, 600-seat food court with children’s play area, five sit-down restaurants and a parking garage.

The Gallery At Military Circle
880 N. Military Hwy., 757-461-0777 www.galleryatmilitarycircle.com
Mon.–Sat. 10 a.m.–9 p.m., Sun. Noon–6 p.m.

Formerly known as Military Circle Mall, The Gallery at Military Circle is a singlelevel enclosed shopping mall with 125 specialty stores, a 400-seat food court and an 18-screen Cinemark Theater. The multi-purpose shopping complex also contains an outdoor strip mall and restaurants.

Waterside Festival Marketplace
333 Waterside Dr., 757-627-3300 www.watersidemarketplace.com
Mon.–Sat. 10 a.m.–9 p.m., Sun. Noon–6 p.m. Restaurants and night clubs close by 2 a.m.

Waterside Festival Marketplace, which overlooks the Elizabeth River, has four restaurants, 10 specialty retail shops, an international food court and pushcarts. Live entertainment on center stage throughout the week and an outdoor amphitheater and brick promenade for spring and summer concerts.


12 Historic Squares Of High Street
Waterfront—700 High St., 757-405-3500 www.oldetowneportsmouth.com
Most stores open Mon.– Sat 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Sun. Noon–5 p.m.

Located in Olde Towne Portsmouth, the 12 Historic Squares of High Street Landing (riverfront) to Effingham Street encompass seven blocks along Historic High Street. They were laid out in 1752 by Colonel William Crawford, the city’s founder. Discover fine antique shops, unique specialty stores, world class art galleries and dining establishments line the street.


La Promenade
1860 Laskin Rd., 757-422-8839 www.lapromenadeshoppes.com
Mon.–Sat 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Some stores open later and on Sundays.

La Promenade Distinctive Shoppes is an upscale specialty retail center with an Old World ambience. Shop at Williams-Sonoma, Talbots, Jos A Bank, Chico’s, Starbucks and Sunglass Hut, as well as boutiquestyle shops for home furnishings, accessories, men, women and children’s clothing, shoes, jewelry, cookware and restaurants. Enjoy shopping and dining at its best.

Lynnhaven Mall
701 Lynnhaven Pkwy, 757-340-9340 www.lynnhavenmall.com
Mon.–Sat. 10 a.m.–9 p.m., Sun. Noon–6 p.m.

With 1,400,000 square feet, Lynnhaven Mall is the region’s largest shopping center. It features 180 specialty stores, five restaurants plus 19 food court eateries, 18-screen AMC Theatre with stadium-style seating, children’s play area, double decker carousel and free parking.

Pembroke Mall
4554 Virginia Beach Blvd., 757-497-6255 www.pembrokemall.com
Mon.–Sat. 10 a.m.–9 p.m., Sun. Noon–6 p.m.

Pembroke Mall became the first shopping mall in the Hampton Roads area when it opened in 1966. It has three major department stores, a Regal 8 Cinema, 10 restaurants, free wi-fi in the food court and approximately 100 stores. The mall underwent a major interior and exterior remodeling in 2003–2004.

The Shops At Hilltop North, East & West
Northeast Corner of Laskin and First Colonial roads, 757-428-2224 (East & West), 757-627-8611 (North) www.hilltopshops.com
Mon.–Sat. 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Sun. Times vary

Discover a fascinating mix of shops, boutiques, specialty stores, services and restaurants—more than 120 in all. Find apparel, shoes, jewelry, electronics, gifts, specialty items, hair and nail care, home furnishings, travel services and more. There are also several banks and 23 restaurants.

The Town Center Of Virginia Beach
222 Central Park Ave., 757-965-5452 www.VaBeachTownCenter.com
Mon.–Sat. 10 a.m.–9 p.m., Sun. Noon–5 p.m. Restaurants open later.

The Town Center of Virginia Beach is an upscale destination with a vibrant collection of shopping, dining, entertainment and living options, topped off with a majestic fountain and landscaped plazas. Free parking is available in four parking garages and on-street.


Merchants Square
402 W. Duke of Gloucester St., 757-220-7751 www.merchantssquare.org
Mon.–Sat. 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Sun. Noon–5 p.m. Restaurants open until 9 p.m. or later

Merchants Square, an 18th-century style retail village with 35 shops and six restaurants, is located adjacent to Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Area. Conceptualized in 1927, it is recognized as one of the earliest, if not the first, planned shopping district in the United States.

The Marquis
500 Marquis Pkwy.
Hours vary

The Marquis, at full build out, will be more than 700,000 square feet of open-air shopping, dining and fun. The retail center, located in the Greater Williamsburg area (I-64 Exit 242B), is open for business with a strong mix of anchor tenants, which include Target, JC Penney, Kohl’s, Best Buy and Dick’s Sporting Goods.

New Town
4801 Courthouse St., 757-565-6200 www.newtownwilliamsburg.com
Hours vary for stores and restaurants.

New Town is a 365-acre mixed-use development in Williamsburg, James City County, Virginia, with an open air shopping mall with lots of free parking, national retailers and local shops, entertainment venues and a 12-screen theater, fine restaurants and quick eating spots, medical and dental offices, banks, credit unions and other financial institutions, business and personal service providers, accounting and legal firms, not-forprofit and educational entities, post office, courthouse and other government offices, parks and walking trails, and residential homes, apartments, townhomes, and condominiums.


Riverwalk Landing
425 Water St., 757-890-3300 www.riverwalklanding.com
Mon.–Sat. 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Sun. Noon–5 p.m.

This beautiful waterfront development was designed in the spirit of colonial architecture reflected in the town’s historic buildings and features a variety of shops and riverfront dining. The waterfront also features a performance area, beautiful beach, and two floating piers. A mile-long pedestrian riverwalk offers scenic views of the York River.

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