Hanes Mall; Winston-Salem, North Carolina

With the probable distinction of being the only mall in the world named after underwear, Hanes Mall is the largest mall in the Piedmont Triad and one of the largest in the state of North Carolina. Hanes Mall has five anchor stores and nearly 1.5 million square feet of retail space on two levels, and is the anchor to a large retail district on Winston-Salem’s west side.

Tarrytown Mall; Rocky Mount, North Carolina

Rocky Mount is a city in eastern North Carolina, about 45 minutes east of Raleigh, and contains about 70,000 residents.  Rocky Mount is known for being home of the first restaurant which would become the Hardee’s chain.  It is also strategically located on I-95.  In September 1999 Hurricane Floyd swept through Rocky Mount and caused major […]

Eastland Mall; Charlotte, North Carolina

Located on the east side of Charlotte, Eastland Mall seems to be going the way of the dodo, at least in its current state.  Opened in 1975, Eastland was, for a time, the biggest and best mall in all of North Carolina, before Hanes Mall in Winston-Salem unseated it in size a short time later.  However, […]

Becker Village Mall; Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina

Located where the coastal plain meets the upland fall line, Roanoke Rapids was originally settled as a port.  Historically, it connected the appalachian upland with a navigable river to the Atlantic Ocean.  Today, Roanoke Rapids has outlived the necessity to be a port and instead functions as the anchor city to a small micropolitan area.  I-95, […]

Freedom Mall; Charlotte, North Carolina

Freedom Mall, located on the west side of Charlotte, opened in 1964 as a 330,000 square foot anchor to the westside retail scene.  It is, to this day, the only mall on the west side as far as I know.  The prime shopping areas in Charlotte are south and more recently north with the opening of Northlake […]