Fondest memory: In its heyday (from the 1970s through to the late 1990s), there were 78 stores including 3 anchor department stores, a movie house, and a whole bunch of specialty and clothing stores. The downfall happened because the quality of the surrounding neighbourhood declined. The movie house is closed and the anchor stores all gave way to the more upmarket Chesterfield Towne Centre down the road. In its latter years, it was reduced to an African art store, a few shoe stores, clothing stores and its food court has just one restaurant. I never really liked shopping per se, but Cloverleaf Mall had quite a variety of stores before the aforesaid decline (I used to like to have an orange freeze at Orange Bowl), it wasn't too upmarket, and rather user friendly (one storey).
Favorite thing: I would agree to avoid this area at all costs. The whole area has fallen into decline. Hopefully the correct developement could save it, but that doesn't seem to be the wishes of the leaders involved in this area. I was there on the day it was boycotted because of a proposed "Confederate Day". The black residents were boycotting this mall (of course almost all of the businesses that were left were black owned, go figure). It was pretty scary, David Duke showed up but somehow things turned out peaceful in this dangerous part of town! Again, I would try and stay out of this area at all costs! Skip Chesterfield Mall too, go to the new Stoney Point Fashion Park up the road on Chippenham, the best you are gonna get south of the Rivah!
Favorite thing: Avoid Clover Leaf Mall. It is not a good place to be. It is in a not so good area of town, shops have left, it seems to have a crowd of people you don't want to run into. If you must go, use caution, watch your purse and park near the builidng under a light. I say go a few miles down the road to Chesterfield Towne center in Midlothian. It is much safer and has better shops.