Bristol Mall
Bristol Mall is the only regional shopping mall serving Bristol, Virginia. The mall was built in the early to mid 1970s. The mall is notable to the area because it was at one time the largest enclosed indoor mall in the Upper East Tennessee/ Southwest Virginia area. Anchor stores of the mall comprise two Belk stores, as well as JCPenney and Sears. One of the Belk stores was previously Parks-Belk, while the other, which opened as Miller's Department Store, later became Hess's and then Proffitt's. In April 1999, Bristol Mall was sold to Aronov Realty Management of Montgomery, Ala., from an affiliate of Urban Retail Properties, Chicago, for $25 million

Bristol Mall has the usual mix of restaurants, mall services, fast food, and other typical mall stores, as well as a movie theater. There are also nine food establishments including Chick-Fil-A, and Piccadilly Cafeterias. With Bristol being the home of country music, long before Knoxville or Nashville, for many years there has been a museum at the mall, showcasing the legacy this left to the area. The mall also contained an off-track betting site until 1980. Late 2008 and early 2009 was a hard time for the mall. It lost Subway, KB Toys, B. Dalton, Friedman's Jewelers, Foot Locker, Pretzel Twister, Villa Pizza, and the Wellmont Healthcare location. Also Village theaters sold the 5 screen movie theater to Visonary Theaters who later closed the theater. Both groups are Chicago based. Rue 21 opened in 2008 in the area once housing B. Dalton and a cell phone accessories store. All Fired Up and Java too is located in the food court they carry a wide variety of Sauces to include steak sauce, marinades, BBQ, Ketchup's, seafood sauces, mustard's, they are not just a hot sauce store as they carry as of Feb 2011, 630 bottled items, 340 different hot sauces. All Fired Up is a full service coffee shop and serves handmade cappuccino, latte and gourmet roasted coffee. All Fired Up and Java Too is a locally owned Mom and Pop store with no corporate ties,

  • Belk
  • Sears
  • JC Penney


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