Spirit Halloween to open in the Fall in Midtown Shopping Center

June 28, 2015

spirithalloweenlogoSpirit Halloween, the largest Halloween store in the nation with over 1100 locations, is planning to open a Wards Corner location this Fall.  This seasonal chain has Halloween & fancy dress costumes for all ages, plus accessories & decor.

Spirit Halloween has signed a seasonal lease for the Fall and will be located in the former fitness center at Joan Dalis’ Midtown Shopping Center.

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WC History: October 29, 1947 opening of Midtown Shopping Center

October 30, 2014

Images and text courtesy of the Virginian-Pilot:

67 years ago (October 29, 1947) 10,000 people crowded into the site labeled as the Midtown Shopping Center. Today, generally, we call the area Wards Corner – as many called it before the Midtown Shopping Center was constructed – and continued to call it after. Those on hand that evening witnessed the formal opening of the Shopping Center which was arranged by the developers, owners and operators of the 20-odd retail outlets there. The Principal speakers for the opening were Lt. Gov. L. Preston Collins, and the Norfolk City Manager C.A. Harrell. A second night of celebrations was scheduled for the 30th with an even larger crowd expected. Photos by Virginian-Pilot photographer Charles Borjes c/o The Sargeant Memorial Collection.


Firehouse Subs is open at Wards Corner

August 3, 2014

Firehouse_Subs_97625Firehouse Subs is now open at Wards Corner.

It is located in the Midtown Shopping Center located at the northeast corner of Wards Corner.  The official opening date was July 27, 2014.

John Knight wrote in saying:

“The restaurant is beautiful with a gorgeous mural depicting Midtown Shopping Center many years ago.  The owner’s and staff were all friendly and, of course, Firehouse makes the best subs!  This is a great addition to Ward’s Corner.”

Stop by and welcome Firehouse Subs to Wards Corner!

 


Liberty Tax coming to Midtown Shopping Center at Wards Corner

June 6, 2014

liberty logo1_fullLiberty Tax is opening a location in the Midtown Shopping Center in Wards Corner.  They plan to be located at the end unit of the shopping center on the E. Little Creek Road side.

The location will include a training center and plans to be open in approximately two months.

Liberty Tax Service is a Virginia Beach-based company specializing in the preparation of tax returns for individuals and small businesses.


Original Mattress Factory coming to Wards Corner

June 5, 2014

TOMFactory logoThe Original Mattress Factory is opening a new location in the Midtown Shopping Center.  It will be located in the spaces between the Radio Shack and the Jackson Hewitt facing E. Little Creek Road.

The Original Mattress Factory is a national brand that has 11 factories, over 100 showrooms and more than 400 employees.  One of those eleven factories is in Virginia Beach.  The Wards Corner store will be a showroom.

The estimated opening date is early Fall 2014.


Joan Dalis signs a lease for Wards Corner property

December 10, 2013

WCmidtownOver a year after completing the new facade at the Midtown Shopping Center, Joan Dalis has finally made a move and signed a lease with a new tenant.

A lease was signed today with Firehouse Subs to enter the Wards Corner market.  They are scheduled to be located to the left of Pearl Vision.

I remain hopeful that Ms. Dalis can move expeditiously in filling the remaining vacancies in the Midtown Shopping Center.

 

Update: The original title to this entry has been edited as being a bit unprofessional.  Apologies to anyone it offended.


Midtown Shopping Center progress pictures

July 12, 2012
Midtown Shopping Center, new facade progress pictures, July 11, 2012, Norfolk, Virginia, 1 of 4

Midtown Shopping Center, new facade progress pictures, July 11, 2012, Norfolk, Virginia, 1 of 4

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Midtown Shopping Center, new facade progress pictures, July 11, 2012, Norfolk, Virginia, 2 of 4

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Midtown Shopping Center, new facade progress pictures, July 11, 2012, Norfolk, Virginia, 3 of 4

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