A dead mall
This mall was always an enigma to the younger me. Living in South Hampton Roads, malls across the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel on the Peninsula were rarely, if ever, visited. But Coliseum Mall, visible right off of Interstate 64, was the most well-known. Every trip we took that brought us to that part of the region I knew was going to afford me another opportunity to see this expansive yet low slung structure zoom past my window. You could clearly see the JCPenney (a “starship,” no less) and Thalhimer’s, with its turret, but the rest was shrouded in mystery. One that I knew I would probably never be able to visit as a kid in the eighties.