Regency Square Mallmanac ca. 1988. View the full PDF version here.
Regency Square came to be in 1975, just a few months after yours truly. Until the early nineties, there were few changes to the mall. JCPenney and Sears were joined by local icons Miller & Rhoads and Thalhimers at its opening. While a food court was added in the eighties, not much else was done. There really wasn't a need to; for the first couple of decades of its existence, it was the dominant shopping center in the Richmond area.
L- Regency Square in the late 90s and early 2000s, during the Taubman days. R- Regency Square as of this writing.
In the nineties, however, Thalhimers and Miller & Rhoads would meet their demise with Hecht's taking over both of their spots. Hecht's was then taken over by Macy's and remains in both of those anchor spots to this day.
Regency Square Mallmanac ca. 2015. View the full PDF version here.
The recent years have also brought increased competition to Regency Square, but it still seems to be doing okay. Taubman, the national developer perhaps best known for its portfolio of upmarket centers, recently sold the facility to avoid foreclosure. Hopefully, this isn't an indication of a future trend and yet another mall won't go the way of the bitchin' fashions on this mallmanac's pages.
Regency Square from above. (Source)