Norfolk and the Tidewater Area

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.

One thought on “Norfolk and the Tidewater Area

  1. David Prescott

    January 11, 2013 at 7:11am

    Was there a Food Fair store in Virginia Beach at Pembroke Mall in the late 1960’s?

  2. Author


    January 11, 2013 at 7:26am

    There was. In fact, I just got back from another trip to the area and will be posting a big location list and some other stuff soon.

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