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Was the Seven Corners mall multilevel?
Posted by: Gotta have it ()
Date: May 09, 2012 12:23PM

I remember as a kid that there were escalators near the center. I think there was a pizza place inside the mall. Anybody remember the name of it?

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Re: Was the Seven Corners mall multilevel?
Posted by: WingNut ()
Date: May 09, 2012 12:25PM

Don't remember the name, but I remember it.


Woolworths, Hechts, Orange Bowl, Jordan Kitts, Brentanos Books are some of the names I recall being there.


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Re: Was the Seven Corners mall multilevel?
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: May 09, 2012 12:44PM

Orange Bowl was the pizza place.- I was schooled on this last year.

and yeah, it was multilevel - the Bowl was on the lower. My mom used to LOVE the shoe repair place that was under and behind the escalators so I spend many a day bored out my skull there LoLz.

more info on old 7Corners here

http://www.fairfaxunderground.com/forum/read/2/609664.html

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Re: Was the Seven Corners mall multilevel?
Posted by: Falls Church ()
Date: May 09, 2012 12:55PM

Athens Pizza was at the top of the escalators.

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Re: Was the Seven Corners mall multilevel?
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: May 09, 2012 12:59PM

Falls Church is soooooooooo right!!! Forgot about that place :)

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

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Re: Was the Seven Corners mall multilevel?
Posted by: WingNut ()
Date: May 09, 2012 01:02PM

Falls Church Wrote:
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> Athens Pizza was at the top of the escalators.


I don't remember that being Athens Pizza..

Athens Pizza is now in Baileys near Toys R Us. They have a really good Greek menu.


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Re: Was the Seven Corners mall multilevel?
Posted by: Kardinal ()
Date: May 09, 2012 01:11PM

WingNut Wrote:
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> Falls Church Wrote:
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> > Athens Pizza was at the top of the escalators.
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> I don't remember that being Athens Pizza..
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> Athens Pizza is now in Baileys near Toys R Us.
> They have a really good Greek menu.

SRSLY!?!!?!? I may have to take my mom there for old times' sake. We enjoyed Athens Pizza when we'd go shopping at the (Yes, two story) Seven Corners Mall. And I do seem to recall that Athens Pizza was near the escalators, but that was 30 years ago, so...I could be mistaken.

I always remember it as quite dark inside, but I have fond memories of the place.

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Re: Was the Seven Corners mall multilevel?
Posted by: Bill.N. ()
Date: May 09, 2012 03:58PM

As I recall the escalator between levels was near the Woolworths. My folks preferred to eat at the cafeteria there so no memories of any other food place.

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Re: Was the Seven Corners mall multilevel?
Posted by: KBGuy ()
Date: May 09, 2012 05:48PM

It was definitely Athens Pizza near the escalators. Had my first gyro there in 1978.

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Re: Was the Seven Corners mall multilevel?
Posted by: theo k. ()
Date: May 09, 2012 06:04PM

"Athens Pizza is now in Baileys near Toys R Us.
> They have a really good Greek menu"


is that place open 24 hours a day?

i get hankering for reek after a late shift

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Re: Was the Seven Corners mall multilevel?
Posted by: allivant ()
Date: May 09, 2012 07:41PM

pretty sure the pizza place was owned by someone in Pete Sampras' family

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Re: Was the Seven Corners mall multilevel?
Posted by: bakery ()
Date: May 09, 2012 08:32PM

there was a bakery on the lower level near the piano store

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Re: Was the Seven Corners mall multilevel?
Posted by: Stuart ()
Date: May 09, 2012 09:34PM

The pizza joint was Athens. Was run by the voustourus family. Very distant cousins to Sampras.
The kids all went to Jeb Stuart in the early 80's

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Re: Was the Seven Corners mall multilevel?
Posted by: snakeinthegrass ()
Date: May 10, 2012 12:00AM

Wasn't the bakery called Crumpets?

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Re: Was the Seven Corners mall multilevel?
Posted by: sumguy ()
Date: May 10, 2012 01:04PM

As a youth I knew one of the security gaurds that worked at that mall. He talk about the big gay problem in the bathrooms. They had video cameras in the mens bathroom that they monitored all the time.

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Re: Was the Seven Corners mall multilevel?
Date: May 10, 2012 01:51PM

Yup. Two stories. The escalator was near the middle. On the lower level, to the right of the escalator, was a shoe repair place. Then, further back, the restrooms.

I don't remember the pizza place. Maybe that was after my time.

I do remember The Varsity Shop, where my mom would take me to buy clothes, like a suit or other fancy clothes. I was a bit shorter and heavier than average, so buying clothes was always excruciating.

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Re: Was the Seven Corners mall multilevel?
Posted by: WingNut ()
Date: May 10, 2012 01:55PM

@sumguy- I remember hearing that too. I heard that one guy would go into the stall and sit on the toilet, another would stand in a large shopping bag(so his feet were hidden from those looking under the stall) and the guy sitting on the crapper would play the skin flute.

@Kardinal- I take my mom out there for lunch occasionaly, great moussakka and Greek potatoes.


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Re: Was the Seven Corners mall multilevel?
Posted by: sumguy ()
Date: May 10, 2012 05:07PM

Anybody remeber the SSN/welfare office on the end of the mall near Patrick Henry.

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Re: Was the Seven Corners mall multilevel?
Posted by: Corners Seven ()
Date: May 12, 2012 02:03AM

S & W Cafeteria -- it was great!

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Re: Was the Seven Corners mall multilevel?
Posted by: Jeanie ()
Date: July 29, 2012 01:51PM

It was 2 levels....there was not a Hecht's, there was a Woodies and a Garfinckels. Orange Julius and Athens pizza were awesome. I do remember the Jordan Kitts, the Italian Store, Tiffany's Bakery, Russell Stover and some women's clothing store Jean Nicole I think. Was there a Lerner's there too? Lower level close to Garfinckels? I think there was a Bob Evans on the lower level and there was definitely some type of music store, a Sam Goody's I think.

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Re: Was the Seven Corners mall multilevel?
Posted by: Jeanie ()
Date: July 29, 2012 02:03PM

There was also a Limited on the lower level and I can't remember the name of the restaurant on the upper level, next to Woodies. I just remember that they had little gas lamps outside the place. There was also a hair salon that I think was part of Woodies. Some German girl hooked my hair up with the hip new wave doos I had in the mid-80's.

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Re: Was the Seven Corners mall multilevel?
Posted by: say ()
Date: July 29, 2012 02:28PM

Hahn's Shoes

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Re: Was the Seven Corners mall multilevel?
Posted by: Rute Boye ()
Date: July 29, 2012 05:36PM

Brentano's on the second floor.

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Re: Was the Seven Corners mall multilevel?
Posted by: sim ()
Date: July 29, 2012 08:50PM

Monkeys in Woodie's

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Re: Was the Seven Corners mall multilevel?
Posted by: old fc guy ()
Date: July 30, 2012 09:46AM

Went to Falls Church HS in the mid 80s...had fond memories of the old 7 corners. Remember the followng: Irving Sports Shops (one of the few places you could purchase Nike shoes at the time), Jarman Shoes, Woodies, Magic Pan, and of course the Orange Bowl... It was a special place for me as a child....

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Re: Was the Seven Corners mall multilevel?
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: July 30, 2012 11:17AM

lotsa Seven Corners stuff on this thread - http://www.fairfaxunderground.com/forum/read/2/609664.html

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Re: Was the Seven Corners mall multilevel?
Posted by: las hermanas ()
Date: August 01, 2012 12:00AM

Jeanie Wrote:
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> It was 2 levels....there was not a Hecht's, there
> was a Woodies and a Garfinckels. Orange Julius
> and Athens pizza were awesome. I do remember the
> Jordan Kitts, the Italian Store, Tiffany's Bakery,
> Russell Stover and some women's clothing store
> Jean Nicole I think. Was there a Lerner's there
> too? Lower level close to Garfinckels?

Lerners had that distinctive cursive neon sign. I think it was on the first level.

Lord & Taylor was across the street and it had a restaurant in the round penthouse area.

Seven Corners was very upscale back in the 80s.

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Re: Was the Seven Corners mall multilevel?
Posted by: Yoboy... ()
Date: September 26, 2012 10:20AM

Did anyone mention the Magic Pan restaurant? There was also a Bell showroom. There was a candy nook at the bottom of the escalator and another in the lower level of the Woodies. The outer building was the Woodies' furniture store. A lot of good memories of the whole place even in its waning years.

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Re: Was the Seven Corners mall multilevel?
Posted by: SunnyD ()
Date: September 26, 2012 02:44PM

Hickory Farms of Ohio was on the upper level. They were right across from a wig shop. Can't remember the name though. There was also a Casual Corner.

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Re: Was the Seven Corners mall multilevel?
Posted by: Joe B. ()
Date: September 26, 2012 10:19PM

Irving's Sporting Goods. Got my letter jacket there. S&W had the best roast beef, green beans and haddock.

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Re: Was the Seven Corners mall multilevel?
Posted by: DEStewart01 ()
Date: September 27, 2012 03:43PM

seven corners still is two levels! the DSW is on top of the Ross... etc. a lot of the shops on the upper level were accessible from inside on the lower level. there was an open atrium center section showing both floors with escalators.

they must have installed new concrete floors in the open area, enlargening the area for many of the upper level stores, like the old Best Buy location. i bet there are some weird sections and tunnels inside 7 Corners. i'd love to do some urban exploration in that building.

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Re: Was the Seven Corners mall multilevel?
Posted by: JayCee ()
Date: September 27, 2012 04:14PM

Everything is new except the old Garfinkels. Everything else was leveled.

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Re: Was the Seven Corners mall multilevel?
Posted by: yep ()
Date: September 27, 2012 04:17PM

JayCee Wrote:
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> Everything is new except the old Garfinkels.
> Everything else was leveled.

Doubtful - just look at the old aerial photos and note how the walls and roof vents are the same after conversion. The Ross store is original, as are the walls of the mall. The shopper/homedepot is new.

The old service tunnel still exists behind Ross and runs the length of the mall.

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Re: Was the Seven Corners mall multilevel?
Posted by: JayyCee ()
Date: September 27, 2012 04:31PM

From the Mall of Fame Site-"The old Garfinckel's location had been leased by Pleasanton, California-based Ross Dress For Less. In 1995, this store was left standing, with the remainder of SEVEN CORNERS CENTER being torn down. It was replaced by a 561,000 square foot power center of the same name, which opened during 1995 and 1996."

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Re: Was the Seven Corners mall multilevel?
Posted by: DEStewart01 ()
Date: September 28, 2012 09:51AM

it was not torn down... you can tell its the same damn building. it was massively renovated and modified. but the two story mall portion was not torn down.

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Re: Was the Seven Corners mall multilevel?
Posted by: JayCee ()
Date: September 28, 2012 07:24PM

DES, It appears you are correct as I look at the aerial photos and no demo photos are available...bad internet info I guess. My apologies to you. Nevetheless, many GREAT memories of 7 Corners Shopping Center. Thanks...are you from the 7 Corners area?

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