MINISO: Bringing the Fun



May 14, 2024




Joe Bell                                                                       Margi Valdez

Director of Corporate Communications                      Marketing Director

Cafaro Company                                                      Huntington Mall                                       

330-743-7688                                                              304-733-0492 ext. 102

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MINISO: Bringing the Fun

“Life is for Fun.” That’s the slogan of a new retailer coming soon to Huntington Mall in Barboursville, West Virginia.  Fun is also the best way to describe the products offered by MINISO.  This rapidly growing retailer will bring its broad selection of housewares and collectibles to a 3,000 square foot space between Journeys and Perfume Villa The store is scheduled to open in mid-summer.

MINISO (pronounced MINI-so) offers lifestyle products such as kitchenware, travel bags, health & beauty products, fashion accessories, small electronics, packaged food items, home storage, bathroom supplies and plush toys. The design flavor is distinctly Asian.  MINISO also features brands such as Sanrio, Disney’s Mickey and Friends, Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story, CN Network’s We Bare Bears and Minions.

MINISO Group is a global lifestyle retailer offering a variety of design-led lifestyle products. Aesthetically pleasing design, quality and affordability are at the core of every product in MINISO’s wide product portfolio, and the company continually and frequently rolls out products with these qualities. Since the opening of its first store in China in 2013, the company has built its flagship brand “MINISO” as a globally recognized retail brand and established a network of over 5,500 stores worldwide.


Huntington Mall has been serving the people of West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky since 1981. This 1.5 million square foot shopping complex is located off Route 60 and Interstate 64 at exit 20 in Barboursville, WV.  For more information on mall tenants, hours and events, call 304-733-0492 or visit online at  Huntington Mall is owned and managed in association with the Cafaro family of companies, based in Niles, Ohio.  To learn more about the Cafaro organization, go to





Barboursville Mayor looks to future business growth


Barboursville Mayor looks to future business growth and economic prospects amid holiday shopping and pending new year


BARBOURSVILLE, W.Va. — The Mayor of Barboursville is looking forward to a busy holiday shopping season and a new year of further growth in the city as several new businesses and economic developments get underway.

Mayor Chris Tatum said on The Dave Allen Show Monday the city’s revenue has seen a record-breaking year following the new developments. He said a major one still in the works, though, is the announcement of Dave & Buster’s to come to the Huntington Mall.

Tatum said although the popular arcade and entertainment establishment hasn’t made its way to the area yet, he feels its pending arrival alone will attract more holiday shoppers to the mall this year as the excitement builds for the first Dave & Buster’s to come to the state.

However, he said Dave & Buster’s only scratches the surface of all of the developing prospects coming to Barboursville and the entire state for the year ahead.

“There’s so many good things going on here, in Charleston, in the valley and what not,” Tatum said. “It’s such an exciting time and if people aren’t excited then they aren’t looking for anything to be excited about.”

He said as the city has already been voted one of the top retail and shopping destinations in the state by many national publications, this is only more motivation for them to work toward continued growth.

Tatum said every year he and other city representatives attend the International Association of Shopping Centers conference for a chance to network and develop relationships with potential business prospects to come to Barboursville, as he said the event brings in any entity you can imagine would be in a mall or retail center, all looking for more places to establish their businesses within.

He said it’s important to reach out to these retail and business representatives attending the conference in hopes of influencing them to establish roots in the area, even it’s one which seems like too big of a stretch for West Virginia to accommodate, because, he said taking the chance to get them here could always pay off.

“We do talk to folks like that, we have talked to them, we’ve talked to Topgolf, I mean I know that’s kind of high in the sky but I thought Dave and Busters six years ago was high in the sky,” he said.

Tatum said Barboursville has the largest shopping complex in the state, and the more and more businesses that establish in the area, the more others will follow.

“It makes people start looking at it, you point out the good, you point out kind of the numbers of where people are coming from to do their shopping, they start taking notice, and that’s how its all happened with Dave and Busters,” said Tatum.

Another new prospect which has come to the Huntington Mall, the Woody Williams Center for Advanced Learning and Careers, Tatum said will not only bring in economic development opportunities but educational opportunities to the area, as well.

“We’re happy to have that in our city, too, lots of learning opportunities, and lots of expanded learning opportunities for students here in Cabell County,” he said.

He said in addition, every county in the region will soon be benefitting from the impact of Nucor Steele currently being developed in Apple Grove in Mason County. The $3.1 billion steel mill is expected to bring in 800 new manufacturing jobs to the area.

Tatum said you can look at the growth going on throughout the entire state, and he said he is happy Barboursville can be a part of that.

“Doom and gloom I guess has been everyone’s mantra for a while now, or it seems that way, it always seems like the negative is pointed out, but man, we have so many positive things going on here and in the state, as well,” said Tatum.

He said the city expects to welcome Dave and Busters to the area for an official grand opening sometime in the spring or summer of 2024.


The Largest Mall in West Virginia

Posted in West Virginia AttractionsShopping November 10, 2022 by Cristy

Spanning 1,570,160 Square Feet, The Largest Mall In West Virginia Is Hiding Just Outside Huntington

“Let’s go to the mall.” How often have you proposed this option as a way to fill a portion of the day with friends or family? How often have you followed through, heading to the mall to browse clothing racks or catch good sales or just for some walking exercise on a cold or rainy day? Malls are staples of the modern experience, and the largest mall, in West Virginia at least, is Huntington Mall in Barboursville, which encloses a massive 1,570,160 square feet of retail space and boasts more than 150 stores and services.

First opened in 1981, Huntington Mall isn’t the newest mall in West Virginia, but it certainly is our largest!

mall has been a community staple to the greater Huntington, West Virginia area.

Huntington Mall / Facebook

With 11 anchor tenants and more than 150 shops and services (including a massive food court, an indoor play place for children, and an in-mall movie theater!), Huntington Mall has a little something for everyone.

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Anchor stores include Field & Stream, Dick’s Sporting Goods, JCPenney, T.J.Maxx, HomeGoods, Macy’s, and Old Navy. There’s a Talbots, a Hallmark, a Bath & Body Works, and so much more.

Huntington Mall

In addition to all their shops, restaurants, and services, Huntington Mall offers all kinds of special events and programs for kids and adults.

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Plus, the hundreds of millions of dollars in retail trade that happens here significantly contributes to the tax revenue of the Barboursville community.

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And then there’s the fact that other stores have seen fit to build around this thriving nucleus: West Virginia’s first Best Buy. A Chick-Fil-A. Hotels. Gas stations. Walmart.

To learn more about all the shops and services available at Huntington Mall, head to this massive mall’s website. Have you ever strolled through the long corridors of the largest mall in West Virginia, perusing all the many shopping and entertainment options? Which store here do you come back to again and again? Oh, and while you’re in Barboursville, don’t miss the chance to pop in to this one-of-a-kind retro arcade!

Address: 500 Mall Rd, Barboursville, WV 25504, USA