Regency Square Mall, Richmond
Regency is a pretty nice mall that has been around for about 30 years. The mall over the last few years has lost alot of its stronger name-brand stores like Gap and Banana Republic to the newer Stony Point mall. Regency I think though is still a pretty nice mall. It has good anchor stores like Hechts, J.C. Penny, and Sears, and it has some pretty good stores on the inside like Brooks Brothers, and Abercrombie and Fitch. Recently the mall has gone under some remodeling and they have really done a great job on cleaning the mall up, and expanding the food court. Unfortunately no remodeling is going to help the fact that this mall is slowly deteriorating. Eventually this mall will turn into another Willow Lawn Shopping Center because it won't be able to compete with Stony Point and Short Pump Towne Center. If you get the chance check the mall out because it really is a nice mall, even though it is on the downturn. I have some really fond memories of the mall including Sergeant Santa. Overall the mall is a great place to go shopping and waste a good night away. It still has some really good shops and I would recommend it. Maybe not over Stony Point or Short Pump, but I would still recommend it.
What to buy: The mall basically has anything you can think of. It has clothing apparel stores, home decorating stores, a Godiva chocolate shop, and anything else you could want out of a mall. You can find almost anything here.
What to pay: The prices are pretty reasonable especially compared to Stony Point. If you are looking to save alittle but still get a good quality Regency is the place to go.
Regency Square Mall has more than 100 stores and restaurants. A food court is on the lower level next to Sears. Regency Square may be more "upmarket" and "better" to some, but I preferred the old Regency Square. Once upon a time, at this very location, diverse smells wafted through the air: mint and chocolate from Fanny Farmer candy store, cookies from The Famous Chocolate Chip Cookie Company, other baked goods from Tiffany's Bakery, sliced meat and cheese from Mr. Dunderbak's Bavarian Pantry, and fresh roasted nuts from Morrow's Nut House. All those stores are gone now, giving way to Godiva Chocolatier, Benetton, Petite Sophisticate, and other such uppity stores.
What to buy: Practically anything is available there. Click on the link and be able to print out coupons for select stores.
What to pay: The mall leans to the upmarket, but bargains can be found anywhere.