Photo by Phil Riggan
Phil Riggan has a great article about what used to be Azalea Mall over on NBC12. It’s been 15 years since the mall was torn down in favor of a giant expanse of empty pavement.
bq. Azalea Mall opened in 1962 and closed in 1995 and is remains Richmond’s only mall to be completely torn down. All that remains on the 48-acre property at Brook Road and Azalea Avenue is a rusting sign, litter, weeds and a decaying parking lot.
Councilman Hilbert weighs in:
bq. “People are content to have it empty, rather than a development they wouldn’t want to have,” said city council member Chris Hilbert, who represents the Northside 3rd District.
Seriously? Are you content to have a giant eyesore of a parking lot rather than some sort of development?