Martin’s might be heading to Azalea Mall site

Could this be the time that talk leads to action?

Richmond gives us news this morning of plans to build a Martin’s at the site of the old Azalea Mall. You can view the three pages of plans online (PDF).

Real estate company Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer recently published drawings depicting the potential grocery store as the anchor of a town center with 301,000 square feet of retail and 200 residential units. The development is dubbed Azalea Square.

The drawings show an 84,000-square-foot Martin’s at the northwest corner of the dormant property.

Atlanta-based Dewberry Capital owns the Azalea Mall site, which covers 39 acres in Henrico County and about nine more near the Richmond city line. The company bought the property in 1998 and had the mall razed in 1999.

Chris Brand, a spokesman for Martin’s parent company Ahold, confirmed the grocery brand’s interest in the Azalea site.

The Martin’s would be located in Henrico county as you can tell by comparing the map above and the less impressive one that I put together below.


This is not the first time we’ve discussed the future of the site:

photo by: Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer

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Richard Hayes

When Richard isn’t rounding up neighborhood news, he’s likely watching soccer or chasing down the latest and greatest craft beer.

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