You'll be surprised at the variety of shops, boutiques, restaurants and food stores in this
nine-block shopping area that extends from the Boulevard to the RMA beltline just west of the Fan District.
There are more than 250 stores and professional offices lining both sides of the one-way street,
in shopping courts, alleys and along side streets. There are more than 25 places to
eat, so you can stop for lunch or refreshments if you get tired.
The Byrd Theatre,
a national historic landmark, is located here and still operates as a movie and entertainment theater.
You may also want to visit the annual Carytown Watermelon Festival in August, when the
merchants association sponsors a weekend street party with special activities. Parking
is available along Cary Street, side streets or at free parking decks -- one at Crenshaw
and Dooley and one at Sheppard and Colonial.
Shop hours vary. Most of the stores are open from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday
through Saturday. Some stay open later depending on the season, and a few stores
are also open on Sunday.
Located on Huguenot Road at 11500 Midlothian Tpke, this mall is decorated with palm trees and
skylights throughout. This southside mall has the ambiance of a tropical paradise, especially
on a sunny day.
Stores are open 10 a.m. until 9 p.m., Monday through Saturday and 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on
Sunday. For more information, call (804)794-4660.
Fairfield Commons Mall
Located at Nine Mile Road and Laburnum Avenue,
this mall is anchored by Peebles Department Store and CVS Pharmacy, the mall
has a pleasant, airy look. Near the Richmond International Airport, the mall
serves shoppers in eastern Henrico and Hanover, Charles City and New Kent counties.
Wheelchairs, strollers, shopping bags and information are available at the
A 24-hour information line, (804)222-4167, provides recorded
information about mall stores and events such as community, school and cultural programs
sponsored by the mall.
Store hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday; 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Sunday.
Located at Gayton, Gaskins and Quioccasin Roads, this West End strip center is one of the
largest in the metropolitan area. Anchored by Ukrop's grocery stores, the center's
shopping mix includes home furnishings and entertainment, men's, women's and children's
apparel and shoes, pet care, health and beauty products, gifts, restaurants and
The Shops of Libbie and Grove "On the Avenues"
Located at Libbie and Grove Avenues, this charming shopping area in the West End might remind
you of an exclusive boutique area in a small resort town. About 45 specialty shops and
restaurants line both sides of the street in one- and two-story buildings and Victorian-style
homes with awnings, friendly porches and sidewalk cafes. Shops begin on Libbie Avenue about
two blocks of Grove Avenue and continue on Grove Avenue for a block or two on either side of
Walk a block in any direction and you'll find a variety of specialty shops offering women's
fashions, jewelry, baskets and plants, fabrics, antiques, home fashion accessories, gifts,
country crafts and decorative items, art galleries, children's clothing, books and more.
Local merchants own the shops, so you'll enjoy personalized service and attention.
Combine your shopping with lunch, or visit the avenues in the evening for a movie at the
Westhampton Theatre and dinner at duJour or Peking. duJour has been voted one of Richmond's
best neighborhood cafes specializing in fresh, innovative cuisine. Peking specializes in
authentic Szechuan and Mandarin cuisine.
Free parking is available along the streets or in parking lots behind the shops -- use the
entrance from Libbie Avenue or behind the Grove Avenue Grill on Maple Avenue. Store hours
range between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
Located at Parham and Quioccasin Roads, this mall is anchored by Hecht's, J.C.Penney and Sears.
Newly renovated with an enhanced foodcourt and children's area, Regency Square lives up to its
reputation for being one of the best places to shop in Richmond.
For shoppers' convenience, the mall offers "Regency Services" at the Concierge Desk. If you can't
find something or you're not sure if the mall has it, the staff will use a computerized listing of
merchandise and services available in all of the mall's stores to help you locate it.
Just call them at (804)740-SHOP or (800)431-SHOP. Strollers, wheelchairs, gift registry, gift certificates,
shopping bags, even disposable diapers for emergencies are also available at the Concierge Desk
on the upper level.
Mall hours are 10 a.m. until 9 p.m., Monday through Saturday; and 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.
For more information, call (804)740-7467.
River Road Shopping Center
Located at 6200 River Road and Huguenot Road, where West Cary Street meets River Road and
north of the Huguenot Bridge. If you're looking for designer fashions for women - this shopping
center is just the place for you.
Shop hours vary, but most are open 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Some shops
stay open until 8 p.m. on Thursdays.
River Road II
Located across Huguenot Road from the River Road Shopping Center, this upscale shopping area
features women's retailers Chico's, Pendleton, Acorn, Talbots Kids and Talbots Women.
Shockoe Slip and Shockoe Bottom
Located downtown, at Cary Street from 10th to 13th Streets Map It, historic Shockoe Slip offers cobblestone
streets, restaurants, hotels, boutiques, art galleries, antiques shops and clothing stores in a quaint
three-block area of Cary Street known for its renovated tobacco buildings and warehouses. Shockoe Slip
has also earned a reputation for having excellent restaurants and clubs with live music, comedy and dancing.
On street parking is limited, but there are several parking lots around the area within easy
walking distance. Most of the stores open at 10 a.m. Monday through Saturday and stay open until
5 or 6 p.m. Some stay open later on Friday and Saturday nights, and a few stores are open on Sunday.
Located at 1601 Willow Lawn Dr. at the intersection of Broad Street near Staples Mill Road, this
enclosed shopping mall features Old Navy, Wet Seal, Tower Records and Kroger Grocery Store. Willow
Lawn has over 60 stores. The Food Court and other restaurants include a dozen international eateries
one of which is the Seattle favorite Starbucks Coffee. While you're there, take a few minutes
to watch the Cinnabon employees make fresh cinnamon buns. For a lively bar or a great salad,
visit Ruby Tuesday restaurant. You'll find Padow's Hams and Deli and Grey Wolf Grille. The newest
restaurant, Graywolf Grill, spices things up with its Mongolian barbecue. There's also the
Barksdale Theatre, a
professional not-for-profit theater, offering diverse, contemporary and classic plays.
Store hours are 10 a.m. until 9 p.m., Monday through Saturday; 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Sunday.
For more information, call (804)282-5198.
Located at 230 Southpark Cir. off I-95, this beautiful shopping mall south of Richmond
in Colonial Heights is anchored by Hecht's, Dillard's, JCPenney and Sears. The mall
offers over 100 shops. The Southpark complex includes two large strip-shopping centers:
Southpark Crossing and Southpark Square, plus ParkSouth, an office/service specialty center,
and other outparcels that include JCPenney, Pier 1 Imports, music stores, restaurants, a
travel agency and banks.
In the shopping vicinity are Sam's Club, Target and Circuit City and many great
eating establishments including Applebees, The Jewish Mother, Fuddruckers, Lone Star
Steakhouse and Red Lobster. There are also several fast food restaurants.
For more information about the mall, call (804)526-3900.
Located at 9200 Stony Point Pky. Map It, Stony Point Fashion Park's eclectic merchandise mix and intimate,
park-like setting will be like nothing else in the area today.
With anchors Saks, Galyan's and Dillard's and up to 90 specialty stores and full-service restaurants --
many new to the Richmond area -- Stony Point Fashion Park will deliver food, fashion, fun and convenience
to sophisticated Richmond residents and visitors.
Store hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. until
9 p.m. and Sunday from 12 p.m. until 6 p.m.
Department store and restaurant hours may vary. For more information, call (804)560-SHOP.
Stony Point Shopping Center
Located at Forest Hills Avenue and Huguenot Road, this strip shoppping center is anchored by Ukrop's
Grocery Store. The shopping center offers about 40 interesting shops including Alchemist,
Bears 'N More, Belle Kuisine, Charley's, Good Foods Grocery, Just For Comfort Shoes, Kitchen Kuisine.
Most stores are open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. A few of the stores are
open on Sunday.
Sycamore Square Shopping Village
Located at Sycamore Square and Crowder Drives, this quaint shopping village in Chesterfield County
off of Midlothian Turnpike will remind you of Williamsburg with its Colonial-style buildings
and high-pitched cedar-shake roofs. There are numerous shops, specialty boutiques, art
galleries, professional offices and a Ukrop's, all arranged in clusters to resemble a small
town. Crab Louie's, a popular seafood restaurant, is also here, as well as the Italian CafÃ©
and a family restaurant called Milepost 5.
Shops are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Some are open earlier or later,
and they are all closed on Sunday. For more information, call (804)320-7600.
Virginia Center Commons
Located at 10101 Brook Rd., in Glen Allen on U.S. Highway 1 about a half-mile north of
Interstate 295, Virginia Center Commons is anchored by JCPenney, Dillard's, Hecht's and Sears.
An antique carousel, one of only 150 still operating in the world, has become a permanent attraction
for shoppers to ride and enjoy. The 75-year-old carousel is near Sears, and rides are offered for
a small fee during mall hours.
A 14-Screen Regal Movie Complex and plenty of eateries such as Ruby Tuesday, Chick-Fil-A,
Applebees and Spaghetti Warehouse are located in the area, or on an out-parcel of the mall complex.
Stores are open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Friday and
Saturday, and 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. For more information, call (804)266-9000.
Williamsburg Pottery & Outlet Shopping Centers
There are many special places to shop and browse in Williamsburg for clothing, crafts, home accessories,
furniture, gifts and the like. The discount outlets are especially popular.
Located at 5715-62A Richmond Road in Lightfoot, Virginia. You will find top designer and fine name-brand
clothing and other products at 20 to 70 percent off the usual market price. The list of tenants is too
long to list here but includes many well-known names.
Directions: From Richmond take Interstate 64 east to Exit 234 in Lightfoot then take Route 60
east for about 2 miles. Prime Outlets area on the right. For more information, call (757)565-0702.
Williamsburg Outlet Mall
Located at 6401 Richmond Rd. in Lightfoot, Virginia, you will find more than 60 factory outlet stores in
Williamsburg's only enclosed mall. Shops here offer 20 to 70 percent off retail prices. A variety of food is also available.
Directions: From Richmond take I-64 east of Lightfoot exit 234. Go left onto Route 60 and look
for the mall on the right. For more information, call (757)565-3378.
Williamsburg Pottery Factory
Located at Route 60 West in Lightfoot, Virginia, The Pottery is a sprawling complex of 32 Quonset-style huts,
outbuildings and warehouses with 8,000 parking places. It's not so much a factory as it is an international array of
goods displayed along miles of shelves. You'll find pottery, but you'll also find fine crystal, plants,
dried and silk flowers, baskets, microwave ovenware, folk art, woodwork, lamps, home accessories, glassware
and more. People come here by the busload to shop 'til they drop. On the same grounds are the Pottery Factory
Outlets with more than 20 outlet stores.
Directions: From Richmond, take I-64 east to Lightfoot. Take exit 234 to Route 60
(International Parkway). It's on the left. For more information, call (757)564-3326.