Disappointing - Review of Golden East Crossing Mall, Rocky Mount, NC

I first became acquainted with Rocky Mount and Golden East Crossing Mall about fifteen years ago. At the time, I thought both were going to be up and coming areas to visit (my future/present mother-in-laws lives there). Unfortunately, both have not met my expectations (hopes) as the economy in the area has deteriorated. The Mall is limited (only two major stores - Belk and JC Penney) and has had some instances of crime (youth with nothing to do). While the latter problem appears to have been resolved, the former remains even with the addition of a large sporting goods store. I only have occasion to visit the Mall when I am need of reading material for a trip(BookAMillion is a decent bookstore.) Otherwise, I bide my time and make the hour trip to Raleigh to Crabtree or other Malls there.

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is a city in eastern North Carolina, about 45 minutes east of Raleigh, and contains about 70,000 residents. Rocky Mount is known for being home of the first restaurant which would become the Hardee’s chain. It is also strategically located on I-95. In September 1999 swept through Rocky Mount and caused major flood damage throughout the area. One of the casualties of the hurricane was , the second enclosed mall in the state.

Golden East Crossing Mall1100 N Wesleyan Rocky Mount, NC 27804

Rocky Mount, NC provides a mix of large retail shopping with a mall, while delivering a down-home feel with smaller districts and shops. Conn’s is the first major anchor store to be coming to the mall since Dunham’s Sports opened in April 2013. Conn’s has more than 100 locations in 12 states across the country. The Rocky Mount store will be the retail chain’s eighth store in North Carolina.

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I first became acquainted with Rocky Mount and Golden East Crossing Mall about fifteen years ago. At the time, I thought both were going to be up and coming areas to visit (my future/present mother-in-laws lives there). Unfortunately, both have not met my expectations (hopes) as the economy in the area has deteriorated. The Mall is limited (only two major stores - Belk and JC Penney) and has had some instances of crime (youth with nothing to do). While the latter problem appears to have been resolved, the former remains even with the addition of a large sporting goods store. I only have occasion to visit the Mall when I am need of reading material for a trip(BookAMillion is a decent bookstore.) Otherwise, I bide my time and make the hour trip to Raleigh to Crabtree or other Malls there.

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There's a good mix of both small and large businesses in Rocky Mount, N.C. The city provides a mix of large retail shopping with a mall, while delivering a down-home feel with smaller districts and shops. Sunset Avenue and South Wesleyan Boulevard house a number of retail businesses and restaurants, while The Mill is developing as a premier residential and shopping district. Here's a brief summary of the major shopping options, and for a complete listing of the retail areas, visit the . If you are looking to discover Rocky Mount, United States of America, leave plenty of time for sightseeing tours - you wouldn't want to miss out on top attractions like Golden East Crossing Mall! And before you go, make sure to read Expedia's Golden East Crossing Mall sightseeing & tourist guide, filled with all you need to know for the best Golden East Crossing Mall experience possible.