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View Poll Results: What Atlanta area mall(s) should be shut down?
Arbor Place Mall (Douglasville) 1 1.25%
Cumberland Mall (Smyrna/Vinings) 3 3.75%
Discover Mills (Duluth) 1 1.25%
Greenbriar Mall (SW Atlanta) 24 30.00%
Gwinnett Place Mall (Duluth) 7 8.75%
Lenox Square Mall (Buckhead) 2 2.50%
North Dekalb Mall 12 15.00%
Northlake Mall (Tucker) 6 7.50%
North Point Mall (Alpharetta) 0 0%
Perimeter Mall (Dunwoody) 3 3.75%
Phipps Plaza (Buckhead) 2 2.50%
Stonecrest Mall (Lithonia) 7 8.75%
Town Center at Cobb Mall (Kennesaw) 1 1.25%
Mall of Georgia (Buford) 1 1.25%
South Dekalb Mall (Decatur/Panthersville) 19 23.75%
Southlake Mall (Morrow) 12 15.00%
Shannon Mall (Union City) 22 27.50%
Ashley Park (Newnan) 1 1.25%
None should close 27 33.75%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 80. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-02-2009, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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I would say Northlake Mall really needs to be remodeled, it is so outdated!
And a real oddity to me, considering its' proximity to some really affluent neighborhoods. There is nothing interesting about that mall, unless you are in the market for athletic shoes and want 14 stores to choose from. IMO the mall site would make a great town center. Bring on the bulldozers.
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Old 06-02-2009, 02:02 PM
 
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Yeah a better question might be which mall do you not like?
Well now that's an easy one
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Old 06-02-2009, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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I also think many of the malls in the Atlanta market could use a serious remodeling. Gwinnett Place is desperate for one. I'm hoping that if/when the new development does begin their, it will start a renovation.

Also, has anyone who has been there lately know what it is that are on the walls? They're huge and black and mounted on the columns. They almost look like cameras or lights, and they are like every 10 feet. Weirdest thing I have ever seen.
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Old 06-02-2009, 02:59 PM
 
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I actually think North DeKalb is pretty decent. I go there sometimes. It's definitely on the "discount" side of things, but that's OK. That's my life these days, too.

South DeKalb, on the other hand, seemed pretty scary. It could use a major makeover and revitalization. Given its location, I don't see that happening.
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Old 06-02-2009, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I honestly can't believe that people actually voted for Lenox & Perimeter!!!!!! What's that all about?
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Old 06-02-2009, 03:31 PM
 
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Which Atlanta area mall(s) should be shut down? It could be for any number or reasons. Let's hear your choices and why you chose them.

None of them should be shut down! They should be remodeled, reutilized, retrofitted, and updated.

This is an obvious solution.

I do say that no new malls (when I say "malls" I mean regional malls) should be built, however.
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Old 06-02-2009, 03:35 PM
 
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I am so happy to see that almost everyone agrees that no mall should be shut down! They should just be updated to fit modern needs, modern times, and the areas in which they serve.
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Old 06-02-2009, 10:38 PM
 
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And a real oddity to me, considering its' proximity to some really affluent neighborhoods. There is nothing interesting about that mall, unless you are in the market for athletic shoes and want 14 stores to choose from. IMO the mall site would make a great town center. Bring on the bulldozers.
For real tho'...

I've always thought that Northlake should be similar to Cumberland or Perimeter...


...and it could be easily. Let's hope...
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Old 06-03-2009, 03:34 PM
 
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And a real oddity to me, considering its' proximity to some really affluent neighborhoods. There is nothing interesting about that mall, unless you are in the market for athletic shoes and want 14 stores to choose from. IMO the mall site would make a great town center. Bring on the bulldozers.

Lenox and Phipps are close enough the affluent residents to go shop at, and Perimeter isn't that far from there either (unless there is lots of traffic on 285, which is pretty much all the time), so there is no reason for them to really go over to Northlake.

I'm wondering what would be a good idea for that site though? It won't survive long as an enclosed mall (economy and shopping tastes are different). While the 70s time warp of Northlake is fun to me as a nerd and conniseur of such retro looks, that doesn't translate into brisk retail sales. I don't think that yet another "Lifestyle Center" would make sense at that location.

A "Power Center" (lots of Big Box stores) would be more realistic. However, I thought that a Costco is going to be built over at North Dekalb Mall? Sam's has a nearby location over on Clairmont. I guess BJ's could go there?

Also, the Macy's there could benefit from the one at N. DeKalb shutting down, but I'm not too sure if the N DeKalb or Northlake location does better. But with the merging of Rich's w/Macy's, the whole metro has an overabundance of stores.

JC Penney and Kohl's could theoretically stay, but I could totally see a shiny new JC Penney anchoring a Big Box Center on that site.
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Old 06-03-2009, 04:05 PM
 
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Lenox and Phipps are close enough the affluent residents to go shop at, and Perimeter isn't that far from there either (unless there is lots of traffic on 285, which is pretty much all the time), so there is no reason for them to really go over to Northlake.

I'm wondering what would be a good idea for that site though? It won't survive long as an enclosed mall (economy and shopping tastes are different). While the 70s time warp of Northlake is fun to me as a nerd and conniseur of such retro looks, that doesn't translate into brisk retail sales. I don't think that yet another "Lifestyle Center" would make sense at that location.

A "Power Center" (lots of Big Box stores) would be more realistic. However, I thought that a Costco is going to be built over at North Dekalb Mall? Sam's has a nearby location over on Clairmont. I guess BJ's could go there?

Also, the Macy's there could benefit from the one at N. DeKalb shutting down, but I'm not too sure if the N DeKalb or Northlake location does better. But with the merging of Rich's w/Macy's, the whole metro has an overabundance of stores.

JC Penney and Kohl's could theoretically stay, but I could totally see a shiny new JC Penney anchoring a Big Box Center on that site.
Howevah, Lenox/Phipps are close to Cumberland as well...but Cumberland does well.

Like I said before...I think Northlake should try to be like Cumberland.
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