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Yay

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#1 Jan 5, 2009
Does anyone know what will be in the new Peninsula Town Center in Hampton? I heard that Target will open up, and there will be alot of upscale shops and national and local restaurants, with apartments, offices and lofts. I heard they will have bands playing, a new and very nice Barnes and Noble, a nice movie theatre and other things. I can't wait. Move over Patrick Henry Mall, Lynnhaven Mall, Va Beach Towne Center, City Center at Oyster Point and MacArthur Center...because Hampton is coming back up with the new town center. Now I am very proud to live in Hampton. Does anyone know what retailers signed leases to this town center?
public money

Virginia Beach, VA

#2 Jan 6, 2009
Don't get all excited. Newport News has a town center. It is not successful; they give free rent to retailers because there is no business and the "upscale apartments" are full of college students. Pretty quick the place will be another section 8 crime scene
It's just another way for developers to get into public money.
Yay wrote:
Does anyone know what will be in the new Peninsula Town Center in Hampton? I heard that Target will open up, and there will be alot of upscale shops and national and local restaurants, with apartments, offices and lofts. I heard they will have bands playing, a new and very nice Barnes and Noble, a nice movie theatre and other things. I can't wait. Move over Patrick Henry Mall, Lynnhaven Mall, Va Beach Towne Center, City Center at Oyster Point and MacArthur Center...because Hampton is coming back up with the new town center. Now I am very proud to live in Hampton. Does anyone know what retailers signed leases to this town center?
Homeys

Virginia Beach, VA

#3 Jan 6, 2009
Does anyone know what will be in the new Peninsula Town Center in Hampton?

Homeys, pimps, pushers and punks.
Just like in Bad Newz
Downtown Hpt

Virginia Beach, VA

#4 Jan 6, 2009
Yay, don't get too excited. The demographics haven't changed. The same thugs that contributed to the closing of many of the original stores are still here, just older. Me, I live in Hampton, so I hope it's a tremendous success but I'm afraid this town center is about 5 years behind the trend, much like the upscale apartments in downtown Hpt. The city got bamboozled when they let the developer get off without putting a mix of retail in and now we have a bunch of empty apartments.
Good Grief

United States

#5 Jan 6, 2009
I'm still trying to figure out why the geniuses think putting up a parking garage is a good thing. Who is going to police the place so shoppers can get to and from their cars safely with their packages and purses? Ugh. And as far as the retail goes, Barnes & Noble, Outback Steak, Target - is there anything going up at the new Peninsula Towne Center that is not already at Patrick Henry or Chesapeake Square off 664? I'm not jumping up and down until I see something noteworthy going up. That new Penneys is a scaled down mess of a place. The merchandise is all crowded, there is not a good selection and they have introduced SHOPPING CARTS into JC Penney. You can't even move through the racks yourself much less drive a shopping cart around the store. What kind of "upscale" store has shopping carts? Where is the upscale?
thisjustin

Hampton, VA

#6 Jan 6, 2009
You can find information and updates (as they are announced) here:

http://www.peninsulatowncenter.com/default.ht...
fromnn

Newport News, VA

#7 Jan 6, 2009
public money wrote:
Don't get all excited. Newport News has a town center. It is not successful; they give free rent to retailers because there is no business and the "upscale apartments" are full of college students. Pretty quick the place will be another section 8 crime scene
It's just another way for developers to get into public money.
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Incorrect. The city is not giving free rent to retailers; if that was the case then three of the stores would not have closed recently due to inability to pay rent.
Just like most complexes, Park Place is offering the one month free rent which goes over well since it's about 1000 or more in rent for a two bedroom. The issue is: Can the people afford the second month of rent? I have watched people move out after the first month. There really aren't many college students; all of my neighbors are doctors, nurses, administrators of some sort, and officers in the military. The college student underneath me was loud and was kicked out months ago. The landlord there does not play around with issues, which is wonderful since I don't permit someone keeping me up all night if I'm paying 1300 a month, and will kick them out.
I have watched stores close and not get a break, yet The Lunchbell got a break when it's rarely even open. What's going on with that?
Good Grief

Lexington Park, MD

#8 Jan 7, 2009
Who cares about the Lunch Bell? The food there is not so great. Crab cake did not taste freshly made, was full of filler, the fried flounder was a hard piece of something but not good. Waitress was overworked.
fromnn

Newport News, VA

#9 Jan 7, 2009
I just think it's wrong that a restaurant with short, limited hours would have the audacity to ask the city to lower their rent. Stay open for normal hours and maybe you'd make some money. I get their hot dogs and sometimes they're okay and sometimes they taste like dirt. The fries are delicious. Other than that, I don't normally bother.
SoIHear

Norfolk, VA

#10 Feb 5, 2009
They've signed a contract to put in a Pub. Supposed to be Old English Style, slightly upscale. But then again, its owned my Hooters so don't expect too much.
The Newport News City Center put in so many retail stores that appealed to older women and so many restaurants that are highly priced people can't afford to go there on a regular basis. Even at the "fast food" places like Great Wraps its cost $8-$10 to get a quick meal. Why pay that when we can go to McDonalds or Burger King and eat for less than $5?
Good Grief

United States

#11 Feb 6, 2009
Even Hooters wings are not that good. Guys are going for the girls and to watch sports on TV not for the quality of the food.

Since: Dec 08

United States

#12 Feb 6, 2009
Good Grief wrote:
Barnes & Noble, Outback Steak, Target - is there anything going up at the new Peninsula Towne Center that is not already at Patrick Henry or Chesapeake Square off 664? I'm not jumping up and down until I see something noteworthy going up.
I'm happy that the Hampton thugs have something to keep them in Hampton and out of the Patrick Henry Mall.
Cutty

Waynesville, NC

#13 Feb 7, 2009
I enjoy going to the beautiful new JC Penney store where the associates are friendly,it is always neat and clean, and the carts make shopping more convenient. I will make my way there more often when Barnes and Noble opens as well as Target.
Concerned City

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#14 Feb 8, 2009
I have been trying to find out what retailers will have stores in the new Peninsula Town Center.It seems like a big secret and that's really a shame for the taxpayers especially since the city has done such a bum job with the Power Plant. I was dismayed to find that Target would be a part of our new "upscale" mall/shopping center. I like Target but it is not an upscale store and I fear that true upscale store might not be interested in setting up shop at PTC.
Good Grief

Lexington Park, MD

#15 Feb 10, 2009
"Beautiful new JC Penney"? What are you talking about? What is so beautiful about the place crammed with merchandise and the layout has you walking in circles? And with SHOPPING CARTS no less. How do shopping carts contribute to a beautiful store? Where is the upscale?
okay

Richmond, VA

#16 Feb 10, 2009
Good Grief wrote:
"Beautiful new JC Penney"? What are you talking about? What is so beautiful about the place crammed with merchandise and the layout has you walking in circles? And with SHOPPING CARTS no less. How do shopping carts contribute to a beautiful store? Where is the upscale?
Upscale? Please relax, it's just a JC Penney. I don't think that JC Penney has ever been considered an "upscale" store.
Marybeth

Williamsburg, VA

#17 Feb 10, 2009
I don't even consider Macy's as an upscale store...I'd like to know who their buyers are....the merchandise is awful......
Johnson

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#18 Feb 10, 2009
Yay wrote:
Does anyone know what will be in the new Peninsula Town Center in Hampton? I heard that Target will open up, and there will be alot of upscale shops and national and local restaurants, with apartments, offices and lofts. I heard they will have bands playing, a new and very nice Barnes and Noble, a nice movie theatre and other things. I can't wait. Move over Patrick Henry Mall, Lynnhaven Mall, Va Beach Towne Center, City Center at Oyster Point and MacArthur Center...because Hampton is coming back up with the new town center. Now I am very proud to live in Hampton. Does anyone know what retailers signed leases to this town center?
I am old enough to remember when the Coliseum Mall was built. The CRT buses would bring in the poor, bums, minorities. Next, you had Mall Cop. The Mall went down as whites began going to Newmarket Mall. Again, the poor, bums, and minorities were bused in. NM Mall is a ghot town except Sears. Same will be true with the new TC. Look at Targets & Wal Mart. There are 15 karts lying at every bus stop. Some people never learn.
Hamptonian

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#19 Feb 10, 2009
Concerned City wrote:
I have been trying to find out what retailers will have stores in the new Peninsula Town Center.It seems like a big secret and that's really a shame for the taxpayers especially since the city has done such a bum job with the Power Plant. I was dismayed to find that Target would be a part of our new "upscale" mall/shopping center. I like Target but it is not an upscale store and I fear that true upscale store might not be interested in setting up shop at PTC.
no buisnessman in his right mind would begin in Hampton. Why would you pay a lease at the new place just to have your customers harassed by the city for school taxes? Robbed during Christmas season as the HPD sets up radar on Mercury?People with money are moving out of Hampton/NN, not to it. Let's get real here. Doctors are going to W'burg from NN due to taxes.
Good Grief

United States

#20 Feb 11, 2009
Anytime a store brings in shopping carts, the word "upscale" goes out the door so JC Penneys is lame in that respect. I don't expect JC Penney to ever classified as upscale but what are they thinking bringing shopping carts into the store? That is so lame. Maybe Penneys wants to be another Target? If Coliseum Central with its logo, signs and flags in Hampton wants to be upscale, they need to stop bringing in bottom of the barrel stores like Bottom Dollar, Dress Barn and Ross's and a JC Penney with shopping carts. There is no upscale in Hampton.

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