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Williamsburg Pottery

6692 Richmond Road (Rte 60W), I-64 exit 234 near the intersection of Route 199 and Mooretown Road, Williamsburg, VA 23188-7205
+1 757-564-3326
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Sad Harbor Freight meets Home Goods Combo

Giant store 1/3 full of Chinese crap. Shelves are spread out and bare, but not as bare as the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Matt M
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Michigan, United States
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Lits of open parking spaces

The old pottery was always crowded with good merchandise and bargains . Since new ownership, and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Larry B
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Chesapeake, Virginia
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The NEW Williamsburg Pottery is a set of 3 beautiful, European-boutique-style Marketplaces: Gourmet Kitchen, Home Essentials, and Outdoor Living. We offer thousands of items both International and USA-made. We support local growers and small business with our Virginia's Finest, Award-Winning Custom Frame Shop, and handmade reproduction Salt Glaze Pottery. We are also home to a huge award-winning wine shop, hand-arranged custom silk flowers, and much more! We offer a huge variety of fine items at great values. From our "Best New Business in Williamsburg" Au Bon Pain restaurant, to summer Entertainment in the Courtyard, plus lots of new events and departments coming soon in 2013, The Pottery has so much new to discover!
  • Excellent9%
  • Very good13%
  • Average17%
  • Poor23%
  • Terrible38%
3 weeks ago
“Why Bother?”
8 Apr 2018
“Couldn't Feel the Magic -- Nothing Compelling to Shop”
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6692 Richmond Road (Rte 60W), I-64 exit 234 near the intersection of Route 199 and Mooretown Road, Williamsburg, VA 23188-7205
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Giant store 1/3 full of Chinese crap. Shelves are spread out and bare, but not as bare as the parking lot. Sad state of affairs.More

Thank Matt M
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WPMarketing, Public Relations Manager at Williamsburg Pottery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Our sales are what empty our shelves. Our parking lot is HUGE and spread out at a half mile long so even when it is busy it may not always seem so. I am not sure what Chinese crap you are referring to? Is it...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The old pottery was always crowded with good merchandise and bargains . Since new ownership, and new strip msll on Route 60, they now have same Chineese made stuff as walmart or dollar stores. If you want easy parking, and walking, enjoy the new pottery....More

Thank Larry B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice set of stores with alot of merchandise. I bought a couple of imported clay bulb pots, some silk flowers (usually a very interesting selection) and looked around at everything on a slow vacation morning. All good. No, it's not the old pottery. It is...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The old Pottery was an adventure. Campy, over-the-top, and sometimes tacky, but did add an air of old-time 1930's "go-to-town shopping day" feel...but it was a fun experience, and occassionally you could find the unusual (be it a hard-to-find colonial decorations, storage boxes, or rare...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Oh my if I could give this place 0 stars instead of 1 I would. It's now a cross between Wal-Mart and Dollar General. Nothing but made in China garbage and not even cheap. Nothing here you can't find your local Dollar store. What a...More

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Reviewed 22 April 2018

I went to the Pottery first in 1980 and it was an adventure and a treasure hunting experience. We spent the better part of the day there. I look at what they've done to it now and wonder what were they thinking? Trying to go...More

2  Thank Janette R
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WPMarketing, Public Relations Manager at Williamsburg Pottery, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2018

Every store has changed since the 80's. Gas prices have gone up, and a movie is no longer $1. We are by all means not upscale. Which questions if you had shopped here. Thousands of items of $5 and under. even more $10 - $20....More

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Reviewed 9 April 2018

I visited this place prior to the time it was rebuilt when all the old buildings were there. I loved it then, but when I found that it was aggregated into a number of new buildings; I felt like the old place was lost. I...More

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WPMarketing, Public Relations Manager at Williamsburg Pottery, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2018

Every store has changed since the 80's. Gas prices have gone up, and a movie is no longer $1. We are by all means not upscale. Which questions if you had shopped here. Thousands of items of $5 and under. even more $10 - $20....More

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Reviewed 8 April 2018

You can't go home again. In the 1980's the Pottery Factory was a *TREAT!* I remember our family pushing a shopping cart through the little underground tunnel leading from the parking lot into a shopper's delight. But... times have changed. That and the coming of...More

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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

This is no longer the outlet for all the great deals. They used to be in old warehouse, pole barn and whatever other type of building worked. Now the building ftonts are like fake fronts for a theme park. Outside you find an empty parking...More

1  Thank Kenneth H
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WPMarketing, Public Relations Manager at Williamsburg Pottery, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2018

I am not sure why there would be sticker shock? we research all local competitors prices, we offer a much larger variety and lower prices. Have you seen how many of our products are under $5? How about the $10 - $20 range for items...More

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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Just recently visited. What a big disappointment. It's not at all like the old pottery....don't bother, it's not worth the trip.More

1  Thank Kathleen G
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WPMarketing, Public Relations Manager at Williamsburg Pottery, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2018

Every store has changed since the 80's. Gas prices have gone up, and a movie is no longer $1. We are by all means not upscale. Which questions if you had shopped here. Thousands of items of $5 and under. even more $10 - $20....More

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From what I remember, there were curb ramps (most likely due to shopping carts). I don't know about complimentary wheelchairs or carts. All the storefronts we went through were one level. The bathrooms were equipped with... More
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