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The Pottery to Renovate

Williamsburg pottery vaThe Williamsburg Pottery Factory is set to announce a $20 million renewal plan next week.

SEE UPDATE HERE

It has been three years since the owners of the clustered retail warehouses in northern James City County last announced grand plans to renew the bazaar, which began as a roadside shop in the late 1930s.

Pottery management have scheduled a press conference for Aug. 31, 2010  to announce plans for a "Revolutionary Evolution" for part of the roughly 200-acre property off Richmond Road.

The concept is likely based on a special use permit approved by the Board of Supervisors in 2007.

 

The previous  plan called for the demolition of a section of older buildings on about 18 acres between Richmond Road and the railroad tracks.
It seems that all of the businesses in the older section are gone. One of the last tenants, Pepperidge Farm Outlet has now relocated to the nearby Williamsburg Outlet Mall

Since it’s founding in 1938 by  Jimmy Maloney the business grew to encompass 32 buildings on over  200 acres.

The Pottery owns a total of 1,200 acres spread across James City and York.

In recent years, the Pottery has worked to update its image with a reorganization of retail layout and displays to make stores more accessible to customers as well as more visually appealing.

 

At its peak, the Pottery Factory boasted millions of visitors per year making it one of the top tourist spots in the State of Virginia.

Maybe “Goin to The Pottery” will return as a shopping trip for many in Virginia as it was in years past..

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  1. Just visited the pottery friday, still the same but needs an update of the buildings and grounds. Will return in the future, renovated or not, there are bargains to be found!!

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