Thursday, April 25, 2013

Williamsburg Outlet Mall to close, newspaper reports

The Williamsburg Outlet Mall in James City County will close at year’s end, the Virginia Gazette reported on its website today.

General partner Mary Diggs was quoted by the newspaper as saying, “There are just no retailers coming to the mall.” The 250,000-square-foot mall, which bills itself as “Virginia’s only enclosed factory outlet center,” shows only 18 spaces occupied among 73 available for lease. Among the remaining stores are Famous Footwear, Pendleton and Vitamin World.

The mall has been overshadowed by the nearby Williamsburg Pottery and Williamsburg Premium Outlets.

Diggs told the Gazette that she has no development plans for the site. The paper reported that she and her partners bought the mall in 2003 for $5.2 million.

– Dave Mayfield, The Pilot -  24 April 2013 | 11:42 AM

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