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Old 11-28-2014, 02:47 PM
 
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Drove on I-85 south and noticed that the Shannon Mall/Union Station building was being torn down. The mall hadn't been open in years. I knew the building was condemned, but sometimes you have a hard time realizing something is gone until it's really gone.

Having grown up in the south side Atlanta suburbs, I went to Shannon Mall a few times growing up. But as more stores opened up close to home in Peachtree City, we just didn't need malls as much as we used to. I'm not the shopping type (I'm a guy), and when my mother and older sister wanted to shop for clothes (which was only once every two month or so) it was at Nordstrom's in Dunwoody. The usual mix of online retail/recession hit Shannon mall hard. The Union Station rebranding obviously couldn't save it.

Something to think about- Shannon Mall is not alone- a lot of the malls in suburban Atlanta are struggling to stay afloat. We need to think about what we're going to do with our old decaying malls before they become pits.

A new film/TV studio is being built on the Shannon Mall property.
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Old 11-28-2014, 03:01 PM
 
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News stories about struggling Atlanta Malls:

Gwinnett Place Mall

Sugarloaf Mills

Southlake

Stonecrest

and more.
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Old 11-28-2014, 04:28 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA..don't go to GSU
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News stories about struggling Atlanta Malls:

Gwinnett Place Mall

Sugarloaf Mills

Southlake

Stonecrest

and more.
All of those suck. I'm not surprised. The only worthwhile malls in metro Atlanta are:
Northpoint
Mall of Georgia
Lenox
Perimeter
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Old 11-28-2014, 06:20 PM
 
Location: NW Atlanta
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All of those suck. I'm not surprised. The only worthwhile malls in metro Atlanta are:
Northpoint
Mall of Georgia
Lenox
Perimeter
Phipps
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Old 11-28-2014, 07:07 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, Ga
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Phipps
For those who like to pay for something twenty times over.
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Old 11-28-2014, 08:07 PM
 
Location: Orange Blossom Trail
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For those who like to pay for something twenty times over.
is there a place to get Phipps stuff for 20 times less?
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Old 11-29-2014, 09:02 AM
 
Location: Georgia native in McKinney, TX
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All of those suck. I'm not surprised. The only worthwhile malls in metro Atlanta are:
Northpoint
Mall of Georgia
Lenox
Perimeter
I would add Town Center at Cobb to the list. Always busy, good mix of stores. No, it's not as upscale as others in the area but holding its own and hasn't had to go downscale either. Considering it was built at the same time as Gwinnett Place, it has weathered well.
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Old 11-29-2014, 01:08 PM
 
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News stories about struggling Atlanta Malls:

Gwinnett Place Mall

Sugarloaf Mills

Southlake

Stonecrest

and more.
Stonecrest and Sugarloaf mills should be okay if they can hang in there for a little while. The walkable urban environment may be trendy today but ten years from now the Millennials will be aging out and entering middle age.
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Old 11-29-2014, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Atlanta Metro
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I like Arbor as well,
Would you all consider that struggling?
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Old 11-29-2014, 01:50 PM
 
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I'm not saying all Atlanta malls are struggling. I'm just saying a fair amount are, and it's time people start paying attention and figure out new uses for old mall buildings.
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