Southside Plaza (1960s)

Jan 27, 2024 | by

From the late great Vintage Richmond blog:

Here’s a picture of a booming Southside Plaza in the late 1960s. Southside Plaza originally opened in 1957, just a year after Richmond’s first suburban shopping center, Willow Lawn. It’s had ups and downs over the years, including the loss of a lot of business to nearby Cloverleaf Mall when it opened in 1972. However, Southside Plaza still thrives today, and has even outlasted Cloverleaf Mall […].

I’m old enough to remember going to the A&N store there for school clothes. Definitely went to the duckpin bowling a good couple of times and saw Reservoir Dogs at the drive-in back there in 1994 or so. It’s *amazing* how long Southside Plaza has endured.

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