Stuart Theater
18th Street at Wickham Avenue
Stuart Gardens Shopping Center
Newport News, VA 23607


Rich's Grocery Store:

see also:

Triumph Pentecostal Church
of Deliverance
1811 Wickham Avenue
Newport News, VA 23607
(757) 247-0756
June 1945 Anchor, p.103
07/15/09   07/15/09


...As to the question of the Stuart Gardens Shopping Center.  My parents moved to Newport News, my mother's hometown, in 1947
and my father opened the Garden Bake Shop in that small strip center.  My first memory had the Colonial Store at one end, then the
Garden Pharmacy owned by Doc Belcastro, then the bakery, then Bernard's 5 & 10, then a dairy store, then Al Sandler's bar, penny
candy case and a lending library, then some offices, Dr. Berlin upstairs, Dr. Mirmelstein, the dentist, downstairs and then the wonderful
Stuart Theater. I may have missed something else, but at my advanced years, those seem to have been the line up in the late 40's. 
The Stuart Theater (owned by the Gordon families) closed and became Rich's Grocery Store.

- David Rosenwasser ('64) of MO - 07/14/09

Thanks so much, David! I knew you would recall that line-up correctly!

(This page was created at last on 07/15/09.)

20th Century Fox theme song midi courtesy of,
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 07/09/03
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