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What was in the Fairfax Plaza shopping center before cube smart and unique?
Posted by: Plaza geek ()
Date: May 12, 2019 06:12PM

So this plaza in Merrifield is a dump and apparently is slated for redevelopment. Does anyone know what kind of stores were there before it all turned to shit with Unique? Figure there must have been the usual grocery store and discount store, but the cube smart building looks purpose built so another structure must have been there.

Old timers share your memories before they fade away!

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Re: What was in the Fairfax Plaza shopping center before cube smart and unique?
Posted by: 6cwvw ()
Date: May 12, 2019 09:05PM

Plaza geek Wrote:
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> So this plaza in Merrifield is a dump and
> apparently is slated for redevelopment. Does
> anyone know what kind of stores were there before
> it all turned to shit with Unique? Figure there
> must have been the usual grocery store and
> discount store, but the cube smart building looks
> purpose built so another structure must have been
> there.
>
> Old timers share your memories before they fade
> away!


The building where Cube Smart is was a Levitz Furniture store. Awesome place to get furniture back in the day. The left part of the building was a showroom and the rest of building was a huge warehouse with shelving at least five levels high. You would walk through the showroom, pick what you wanted, pay for it, then go out into the warehouse and watch the guys use motorized lifts to go around and pull your furniture. They would then drive the lift up to the bay door and put the stuff in the back of your car/truck. It was the last reasonably priced furniture store in Fairfax. It was years after they closed that places like Ikea and Bob's opened.

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Re: What was in the Fairfax Plaza shopping center before cube smart and unique?
Posted by: Fairfax Lifer ()
Date: May 12, 2019 09:15PM

A Best Products was originally at where Golds Gym is now. The Sound Gallery stereo store was at the same spot where the Five Guys was located. A Hardees restaurant was located in front of the Levitz.

Part of the complex experienced damaged by the same tornado that damaged WT Woodson HS back in the '70s.

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Re: What was in the Fairfax Plaza shopping center before cube smart and unique?
Posted by: Wondering. ()
Date: May 12, 2019 10:29PM

There’s still a pad site for some sort of small drive through structure near the entrance next to Luther Jackson. Was that a fotomat?

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Re: What was in the Fairfax Plaza shopping center before cube smart and unique?
Posted by: wjnce ()
Date: May 12, 2019 11:04PM

Wondering. Wrote:
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> There’s still a pad site for some sort of small
> drive through structure near the entrance next to
> Luther Jackson. Was that a fotomat?


Hardees originally I think, then later a Boston Market.

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Re: What was in the Fairfax Plaza shopping center before cube smart and unique?
Posted by: Brock Lesnar ()
Date: May 15, 2019 12:45AM

It would be awesome if there was a website where you can look at the history of former shopping center tenants.

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Re: What was in the Fairfax Plaza shopping center before cube smart and unique?
Posted by: Analyzer of Gerry sock puppets ()
Date: May 15, 2019 12:54AM

a gay bar & gay bath house

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Re: What was in the Fairfax Plaza shopping center before cube smart and unique?
Posted by: Where you'll love it.... ()
Date: May 15, 2019 12:55AM

6cwvw Wrote:
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> Plaza geek Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > So this plaza in Merrifield is a dump and
> > apparently is slated for redevelopment. Does
> > anyone know what kind of stores were there
> before
> > it all turned to shit with Unique? Figure
> there
> > must have been the usual grocery store and
> > discount store, but the cube smart building
> looks
> > purpose built so another structure must have
> been
> > there.
> >
> > Old timers share your memories before they fade
> > away!
>
>
> The building where Cube Smart is was a Levitz
> Furniture store. Awesome place to get furniture
> back in the day. The left part of the building was
> a showroom and the rest of building was a huge
> warehouse with shelving at least five levels high.
> You would walk through the showroom, pick what you
> wanted, pay for it, then go out into the warehouse
> and watch the guys use motorized lifts to go
> around and pull your furniture. They would then
> drive the lift up to the bay door and put the
> stuff in the back of your car/truck. It was the
> last reasonably priced furniture store in Fairfax.
> It was years after they closed that places like
> Ikea and Bob's opened.


YOU'LL LOVE IT AT LEVITZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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