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Old 12-29-2008, 08:41 PM
 
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If you read my post again, I discuss Atlanta's retail offerings in relative terms. Yes its not NYC, LA or Chicago...but its much more appropriate to compare Atlanta to these markets than Austin. Its also no SF, Dallas, Houston, Miami, DC or Boston either. Nor Vegas, Honolulu, Bergen County, Manhasset. I guess in absolute terms, yes, ATL is fine. But why would you compare ATL to markets like Denver (though Loro Piana did just open in Denver, and many others are slated to within the next year.) In relative terms, comparing Atlanta to cities of similar size - or when cities were of similar size - its behind. All I am saying is ATL has had an interesting time with retail. A previous poster is excited that Chanel/YSL will hopefully enter Atlanta by 2011. Most of the markets I listed earlier have had Chanel for many years. Moreover, YSL is opening in markets like San Diego and Phoenix (markets that most people wouldn't think could rival Atlanta, but in reality have almost every store Atlanta has and then some, obviously there are some stores Atlanta has that they don't.)


Perhaps...but people make it sound like none of these other markets are growing either...miami is one of the fastest growing luxury retail markets in the US. Yes, SOB may rival Bal Harbor 2005 when the development opens in 2010/2011...but what will the miami area have by that time?
But it will grow thats only 20 stores there are mopre to be annouced by the opening date. Its supposed to be 80 stores when fully complete Plus with Midtown mile i mean I think personally we are going to see some good retail in the up coming years
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Old 12-29-2008, 10:05 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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^^Definitely. Atlanta is right there with Houston, Dallas, and Miami. Also, just as Atlanta has some stores that we don't have out here in Texas, we have stores that Atlanta does not have.



Post some examples then, because I know the reason why the "Midtown Mile" and Streets of Buckhead were created was to increase Atlanta's boutiques and specialty stores.
Nonsense (as usual), and go look for yourself under 'shopping' if it's a subject of such undying fascination to you.

www.decaturga.com
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Old 12-29-2008, 10:16 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Oh yeah. I forgot about the Midtown Mile Midtown Mile Atlanta . An Urban Retail Experience (http://www.midtownmile.com/index.html - broken link), some of which has already been completed, coming to Atlanta in addition to Streets of Buckhead.
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Old 12-29-2008, 10:24 PM
 
Location: ITL (Houston)
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^^Midtown Mile isn't really all shops though. Isn't it mostly condos/hotels with some retail at the bottom? What retail has signed on?

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Nonsense (as usual), and go look for yourself under 'shopping' if it's a subject of such undying fascination to you.

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How is this different from anywhere else?
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Old 12-29-2008, 10:46 PM
 
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As far as department stores go, Atlanta does good with Bloomingdales, Nordstrom, and Neimans. As far as boutiques and specialty stores, Atlanta is really lacking.
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^^Midtown Mile isn't really all shops though. Isn't it mostly condos/hotels with some retail at the bottom? What retail has signed on?



How is this different from anywhere else?
Of course Midtown Mile isn't really all shops. That's the point of mixed-use developments. It's got residential, commercial, and retail all mixed in together. Much of the retail there is locally owned boutiques which you claim Atlanta is lacking.

Likewise, the link to Decatur that LovinDecatur provided shows another area of Atlanta that has a lot of locally-owned shops and boutiques rather than big chain stores. Other Atlanta neighborhoods that are filled with small, locally-owned boutiques are Virginia-Highland, Little Five Points, Poncy, Vinings, Ansley Park, Druid Hills, and there are probably others I can't think of at the top of my head. Atlanta is a city of old neighborhoods, each of which has its own little commercial areas clustered around old streetcar stops.

There's no question that a booming metro area with over 5 million residents will have a lot of sprawly malls. But Atlanta's urban core is blessed with many walkable neighborhoods with their own, locally owned shops, cafes, restaurants, and boutiques.
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Old 12-29-2008, 10:52 PM
 
Location: ITL (Houston)
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Of course Midtown Mile isn't really all shops. That's the point of mixed-use developments. It's got residential, commercial, and retail all mixed in together. Much of the retail there is locally owned boutiques which you claim Atlanta is lacking.
Well of course. Midtown Mile isn't a development though. It's just a collection of different developments that the city branded.

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Likewise, the link to Decatur that LovinDecatur provided shows another area of Atlanta that has a lot of locally-owned shops and boutiques rather than big chain stores. Other Atlanta neighborhoods that are filled with small, locally-owned boutiques are Virginia-Highland, Little Five Points, Poncy, Vinings, Ansley Park, Druid Hills, and there are probably others I can't think of at the top of my head. Atlanta is a city of old neighborhoods, each of which has its own little commercial areas clustered around old streetcar stops.
Nothing new here that I'm reading.

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There's no question that a booming metro area with over 5 million residents will have a lot of sprawly malls. But Atlanta's urban core is blessed with many walkable neighborhoods with their own, locally owned shops, cafes, restaurants, and boutiques.
But that's not what was being said. I said that Atlanta was lacking in boutiques. These new developments are helping to add much more boutiques to the Atlanta area.
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Old 12-29-2008, 11:54 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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Well of course. Midtown Mile isn't a development though. It's just a collection of different developments that the city branded.



Nothing new here that I'm reading.



But that's not what was being said. I said that Atlanta was lacking in boutiques. These new developments are helping to add much more boutiques to the Atlanta area.
Are you talking about the specialty shops like you find in the Galleria or Rice Village in Houston???
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Old 12-30-2008, 12:14 AM
 
Location: ITL (Houston)
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I was talking about the ones you find in the Galleria. I don't see those things on the list 'LovinDecatur' linked me too, but that list has similar shops to the ones you would see in Rice Village.
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Old 12-30-2008, 08:30 AM
 
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Austin and San Antonio can challenge Atlanta area
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Old 12-30-2008, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Lol!!!!!!
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