CWCville Shopping Center

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Early appearance on a Yu-Gi-Oh! card.
Aerial view

CWCville Shopping Center, sometimes called the CWCville Mall, located at the center of downtown CWCville, is the location of Chris's Mayoral Office and a temple to consumerism in CWCville. It also lies Chris's version of his beloved Charlottesville Fashion Square, where he is not banned but rather is welcomed and employed there.

Chris designed the mall as a CADD project in college, and since no good school project goes unrecycled and unpublished, went and put the design in the comics. The plans were in the Scrapbook of Fail,[1] and Chris's original AutoCAD files were leaked.

Chris also built a rudimentary model of the mall with Lego. In 2014, the old Lego mall having been destroyed in the house fire, Chris dreamed of recreating it at a much grander scale, a "stud-to-stud replica." This was such a compelling vision that he started a Kickstarter campaign to raise $5000 for this project. Of course, nothing came of this.

Chris has said that the city of CWCville owns the mall,[2] while most real-life malls (even ones that are close to dead) are owned by real estate companies such as Simon Property Group, owner of Charlottesville Fashion Square. Furthermore, Chris has included several stores that either don't exist in real life, or used to exist but no longer do; the store placement, selection and other fine details are all over the place. Among other things, the mall features a disproportionately large number of restaurants and even a Big Lots, an off-price retailer that almost never locates in malls.

Locating a mall in a downtown isn't entirely unfeasible; there is, however, no excuse for putting the fucking Mayor's office in the mall (except perhaps if the government's finances are in such a dreadful condition that they need to in order to save on rent). Chris may have done this as a reference to the Adult Swim show Tom Goes to the Mayor.

The Mall, as accurately depicted by Spazkid28 in Sonichu: The Animated Series.
Lego version of the Shopping center.
The CADD mall blueprints.

History

Between 2019 and 2020, CWCville Shopping Center presumably lost its original anchor tenants, other than The Pokémon Center: Sears left Charlottesville in March 2019, followed by JCPenney in November 2020. It is unclear whether Chris found replacement anchor retailers.

Mall Stores

Take note of how many of the stores featured here have either been long since defunct or renamed.

Floor and orientation information are according to the archived CAD plans: for example, “1 W” means the western side of Floor 1, and “1+2 E” means the eastern side of Floors 1 and 2. Stores in bold also appears/appeared in the Charlottesville Fashion Square.

Store Floor Status Notes
Abercrombie & Fitch 1 W Extant Even after this.
Aeropastale [sic] 2 W Extant
American Eagle Outfitters 1 NE Extant
Arcade World (Video Games) 1 SW That is not a typo. Chris wrote 'Video Games' beside it, despite arcades not usually having that.
Books-a-Million 1 W Extant abbreviated as BAM!
Burger King 1 W Extant
Cellular One 2 W Defunct Merged into Verizon in 2005.[3] Presumed to be closed, because there is a separate Verizon location in the Mall.
Chick-fil-A 1 SW Extant
Christopher & Banks 2 W Defunct Dissolved in January 2021.
Christopher's Pizza 2 NE
Circuit City Express 1 NE Defunct Dissolved on 8 March 2009, but revived as an online-only retailer since 2018.
Coffee Beanery 1 NE Extant
Collector’s Heaven 2 SW Extant [4]
Comic, Game & Hobby Place 2 W
Country Cookin 1 SW Defunct Dissolved on 18 October 2020.
Create-A-Critter 2 SW Extant A brand of Build-A-Bear Workshop.
Cutco Outlet 2 SE Extant
CVS 2 NE Extant
Dairy Queen 1 SW Extant
Dollar Tree 1 NE Extant
Foot Locker 1 SE Extant
Footaction USA 1 NE Extant A brand of Foot Locker: the Fashion Square Mall did have separate locations for Foot Locker brands.[5]
GameStop 1 W Extant
Gap 1 NE Extant
Great American Cookie [sic] 2 SE Extant
Hallmark 1 NW Extant
Hot Topic 1 W Extant
JCPenny [sic] 1+2 NW Defunct Left the Fashion Square in November 2020.
KB Toys 1 SE Defunct Dissolved on 9 February 2009.
Lady Foot Locker 2 NE Extant A brand of Foot Locker.
Lego Outlet 1 NE Extant
Limited Too 1 W Defunct Merged into Justice in June 2010, before closing on 17 December 2020.
MasterCuts 1 SW Extant Subsidiary of Signature Style.[6]
McDonald's 1 SW Extant
Pacific Sunwear 1 W Extant Currently trading as PacSun.
Payless Shoe Source 2 W Defunct Dissolved in May 2019, but revived as Payless, an online-only retailer.
The Pokémon Center 1+2 NE Unsurprisingly, this is given two floors and roughly 14 times the retail space of most of the other stores.
Red Robin 1 NE Extant
Sbarro 1 SW Extant
Sears 1+2 E Defunct Left the Fashion Square in March 2019, although an appliance repair office still exists.[7]
Spencer Gifts 1 NE Extant Currently trading as Spencer's.
Starbucks 1 SE Extant
T&C Nails 1 SW Extant A real nail salon in the Fashion Square.[8]
Taco Bell 1 W Extant
The Toy Place 2 W
Verizon 2 SE Extant
victoria's [sic] Secret 1 SE Extant
Waldenbooks 1 SE Defunct Dissolved on 18 July 2011.
Wendy's 1 W Extant
Western Sizzlin' 1 SE Extant
YesAsia.com Outlet Store 1 W YesAsia is an online-only retail company: they later opened an outlet store called YesStyle in San Francisco, but it did not last long.[9]
Zales Jewelry 1 SE Extant
Zany-Brainy 1 NE Defunct Dissolved in 2001.

Non-Store Facilities

Sources

  1. Blanca E-mails, 20 August 2008 5:27 AM
  2. Mailbag 13
  3. In 2020, Cellular One operated in Louisiana and Texas, as well as in parts of Arizona, New Mexico, and New York.
  4. Google Maps entry, accessed 1 February 2021.
  5. Fashion Square Directory, archived 22 March 2021.
  6. Official website of Signature Style, accessed 31 January 2021.
  7. Google Maps entry for Sears Home Services (one of the remnants of Sears), accessed 1 February 2021.
  8. Google Maps entry
  9. Google Maps entry.

See also

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