Apple Blossom Mall Mallmanac, ca. 1987. View the full PDF version here.
Apple Blossom Mall opened in 1982 in the small northwestern Virginia town of Winchester. JCPenney, Leggett and Sears served as the opening anchors with a small six screen Manos Cinema placed near the main entrance. Very little has changed during the three decades of the mall's existence, except that the Leggett is presently Belk and the cinemas are now operated by Eastwynn.
Simon, the mall's owner, announced a "lifestyle" redevelopment for the site, but no plans were ever finalized nor any work ever carried out, leaving the mall to remain in its traditional, enclosed state. The owners are presently investing in an extensive renovation for the Apple Blossom Mall, so, hopefully, this is a positive indication that Simon has some faith in the viability of the complex in its extant format.