The Value City department store at the intersection of Virginia Beach Boulevard and Witchduck Road closed on Tuesday. Christmas Eve was spent removing some final items.
This presents the City with an interesting challenge. On the northwest corner of the intersection you have the just-closed Value City. On the northeast corner is a former furniture story, way underutilized as used car overflow. Virginia Beach's long term plans have Witchduck Road as the western gateway into an expanded Central Business District.
How will we get quality redevelopment of empty big boxes in a soft economy? (Psst...I want a nightclub in one of them. Party!)