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View Poll Results: What is your favorite mall?
Gwinnett Place 1 2.08%
North Dekalb 2 4.17%
South Dekalb 2 4.17%
Perimeter 37 77.08%
Stonecrest 4 8.33%
West End 0 0%
North Point 4 8.33%
Greenbriar 0 0%
Cumberland 7 14.58%
Southlake 3 6.25%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 48. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 12-14-2014, 09:27 PM
 
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Old 12-14-2014, 10:00 PM
 
Location: Bmore, The cursed land of -> Hotlanta -> Charlotte
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I like North Point. Perimeter I never get a chance to go to, too congested and I dont have a car.
Im not a shopper, basic guy, North Point is just fine.

I know Gwinnett Place sucks, lol
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Old 12-14-2014, 10:04 PM
 
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So what do all of you think of the newer outdoor malls, like The Forum in P'tree Corners, The Collection in South Forsyth, and the brand new Avalon in Alpharetta?

Personally, I think they are very pretty and have nice stores, but I miss the comfort of having an indoor mall to protect me from bad weather, like rain and snow and even high humidity.
This is a good point about the rising popularity of outdoor regional shopping centers (or "lifestyle centers" as they are officially known as) when the irony is that inclement weather conditions over multiple years were reported to be one of the major factors that led to the enclosure of shopping malls that originally opened as outdoor shopping malls like Lenox Square and the aforementioned erstwhile Cobb Center Mall in Smyrna.
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Old 12-14-2014, 10:40 PM
 
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I like North Point. Perimeter I never get a chance to go to, too congested and I dont have a car.
Im not a shopper, basic guy, North Point is just fine.

I know Gwinnett Place sucks, lol
Its interesting that you mention Gwinnett Place.

That's because Gwinnett Place Mall has suffered from similar circumstances as Cumberland and other regional malls where the mall's customer base was zapped away by the opening of newer shopping malls further out and the rise of big box-anchored retail districts and outdoor lifestyle centers around a submarket that it once completely dominated.

Gwinnett Place Mall went into a seemingly irreversible decline beginning with the opening of the newer, bigger and more popular Mall of Georgia in 1999.

Gwinnett Place's decline steepened with the opening of Discover Mills Mall (now Sugarloaf Mills Mall) in 2001 and accelerated in subsequent years with the rise of big box-anchored retail districts in the Lawrenceville, Snellville (along Hwy 124), Hamilton Mills and Loganville areas and the opening of lifestyle centers in Peachtree Corners (The Forum at Peachtree Parkway) and Snellville (The Shoppes at Webb Gin).
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Old 12-14-2014, 11:44 PM
 
Location: Bmore, The cursed land of -> Hotlanta -> Charlotte
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Yeah I heard Gwinett Place actually didnt used to be half bad back in the day, but you can tell Gwinett Place in general used to be something, huge empty parking lots and stuff, and even during the day they are about half full. No one is gonna touch those though, guess theyll keep them in business until they dwindle away, or just keep them small.
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Old 12-15-2014, 01:41 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I'm kind of surprised how many people chose Perimeter Mall. It's my favorite because of the mix of stores. Before I was even familiar with the area, I think it was Dillards and the MAC Makeup Store that got me started going to it. In recent years, I have become especially fond of their Macy's mostly for household goods but still not for clothes. Nevertheless, I still must say that Macy's policy of exchanging a defective purse even years after you purchase it is a nice bonus.

Now, some of the southside malls like Greenbriar serve a purpose that I need even though they are not my favorites. I was able to purchase church hats in styles that my mother would like and some leather suits. These type of items are not carried in the stores I like.

I thought Cumberland Mall was my least favorite. It's relatively convenient, but the closing of Rich's started the downward spiral for me and it never stopped. I realize it's not their fault, but that was the only reason I was going there in the first place. As far as things go, that mall in Douglaville least floats my boat. There is not much to speak of in terms of variety of stores, and I got trapped in there a few years back when the police were looking for some gun men or some such. I have never been back.
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Old 12-15-2014, 09:37 AM
 
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I'm glad that Lenox is not on the list.
I'm still angry that I can't go there and get a slice of coconut cake from Rich's.
Maybe not so much angry as it's a almost-tears kind of thing.
So, they _should_ be punished because I can't get my cake.
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Old 12-15-2014, 11:53 AM
 
Location: Johns Creek area
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old is when you give up on life and start complaining about everything.
No, old is just when you give up. I know more than a handful of younger folk who complain about everything.
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Old 12-15-2014, 12:08 PM
 
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No, old is just when you give up. I know more than a handful of younger folk who complain about everything.
Good observation, Ansley.
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Old 12-15-2014, 12:37 PM
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Since when did one's 60s and 70s become "old"?
As soon as the average life expectancy topped 59 years old.

But to get back on topic, I don't like any malls.
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