My sincerest apologies for the long disappearance. Several major work and family emergencies have pretty much taken over my life for the past few months and the site has been a pretty low priority. But I’m starting to see some daylight now and I have a bit of new content to add. For now, it’s just two new location lists: one for Myrtle Beach SC and one for the Norfolk/Tidewater Area of Virginia. I hope to add some photos for both of these this weekend. And I hope to do a lot more than that over the next few weeks.
Interesting trip to Norfolk VA and the Tidewater area this past weekend while I was having all the domain problems. It’s a fascinating place that I plan to visit again soon for a more detailed research excursion. But here are two shots from this weekend:
The first is a former Food Fair location on Little Creek Road in Norfolk. Its exterior is quite well preserved, despite having been recycled as a Dollar Tree location. This is actually one of the first former Food Fairs I’ve actually seen “live and in person”, and I hope to visit more soon.
The second is related since it’s pretty obviously a former Food Fair-owned J.M. Fields department store. This one is apparently about to be torn down; it sits right next to the area that Virginia Beach is redeveloping as the “downtown” it never really had. I assume it’s been abandoned a long time, as it still amazingly bears the logo of the long-defunct HQ (Home Quarters) chain, which hasn’t existed in more than fifteen years, if I recall correctly.