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Old 03-12-2015, 09:38 PM
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This will be interesting, should be helpful for the folks who live in Cumberland/Galleria area...
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Cumberland Mall might have a grocery store by summer 2016 if a deal between Sears and Kroger goes through.

Garvis Sams of the Sams, Larkin, Huff and Balli law firm is the zoning attorney representing Kroger in the deal and said the company filed an application with the Cobb County Planning Commission on Thursday.

“Sears owns the 15-acre tract upon which this building is located and owns the building and the parking lot, so it’s a deal strictly with Sears and Roebuck,” Sams said.

He said regardless of whether Kroger moves into the building or not, Sears will continue its operation in Cumberland Mall.

Kroger spokesperson Glynn Jenkins said the application is expected to be presented to the Cobb Board of Commissioners in May. The property will have to be rezoned from Planned Shopping Center to Regional Retail Commercial, Jenkins added.

Sams said Sears is moving all of its operations to the downstairs portion of its store at the mall and if the deal goes through, Kroger will take over the top floor with an outside entrance for customers.

The Kroger will be 93,260 square feet, Sams said, and it will be a $29 million project after the construction is complete.

Read more: The Marietta Daily Journal - Kroger looks to open in Cumberland Mall
The Marietta Daily Journal - Kroger looks to open in Cumberland Mall
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Old 03-12-2015, 10:55 PM
 
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I think this is a great idea.


I've seen grocery stores work very well in upscale or mid-scale malls in other countries. I think this would be a smart "reinvention" trend in the US.
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Old 03-13-2015, 05:43 AM
 
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Interesting for sure. My only reservation would be having to fight mall traffic in December to do grocery shopping but otherwise would like this.
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Old 03-13-2015, 05:53 AM
 
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Now braves fans can grab a case of nattie light before walking over the pedestrian bridge to tailgate.
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Old 03-13-2015, 06:30 AM
 
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That would be great for that area...
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Old 03-13-2015, 06:38 AM
 
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Good. People can go shopping while they are waiting for the Cobb Braves traffic to clear out
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Old 03-13-2015, 07:25 AM
 
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I think this is a terrible idea. There's already a Kroger about a half mile down the street, and who wants to deal with mall traffic when grocery shopping? It seems like they're finally getting some decent stores at Cumberland, and getting rid of the rif raff. I think a mid-end anchor department store would be much better suited for that space.

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Old 03-13-2015, 07:25 AM
 
Location: Lake Spivey, Georgia
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At small malls in rural areas, having a grocery store for an anchor is not at all unusual. At one time, and perhaps to this day, Town and Country Mall off of Interstate 75 in Tifton had a grocery store along with Belk and J.C. Penny's. I have seen this set up in small towns in the North Carolina and Tennessee mountains, too. Really this is not unprecedented, even in Cobb County. The Old South Cobb shopping center, which featured a microscopic "mall" along with a traditional strip center, had a Rich's department Store complete with an escalators, and a grocery store. The old Belvedere Plaza in South Dekalb also had a similar set up with a Rich's and I think a Kroger grocery store. May be this is all "Back to the Future".
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Old 03-13-2015, 08:01 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Good. People can go shopping while they are waiting for the Cobb Braves traffic to clear out
It better be a 24/7 store then.
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Old 03-13-2015, 05:33 PM
 
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this has happened before. its called a Kmart
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