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Peachtree Corners Shopping Center Sits Half Empty

The Peachtree Parkway Plaza has nearly 15 empty store fronts. What kind of businesses would you like to see move in.

In its heyday the Peachtree Parkway Plaza on the corner of Spalding Drive and S.R. 141 was brimming with shoppers and diners. Today only a handful of businesses remain.

A Winn Dixie and a large drug store were the anchors along with several restaurants including Los Arcos that brought in the majority of the business. A boutique tennis shop once served the many tennis players in the city. But those businesses have closed and moved on to more thriving locations.

Los Arcos was the last to leave, its owners choosing to relocate in a smaller shopping center nearby.

Today the retail center is a rather forlorn reminder of better times. Its large parking lot is nearly empty except for a cluster of cars in front of the Goodwill and Dollar General. An Arbys, a Blimpie's and Wendy's fast food stores also still operate in the shopping center

We attempted to reach the leasing company, DLC, to ask about potential tenants or other plans for the shopping center. But our calls to the leasing agent, Danna Rogers, were not returned.

What would you like to see in the shopping center?

Would you like to see more shops, restaurants, maybe a chain such as Bed, Bath & Beyond to replace the Linen and Things that closed at The Forum? Or perhaps a Steinmart or another grocery store?

Or are you in favor of razing the shopping center and developing the property into something other than retail space?

Write down your thoughts in the comment box below and let us know your ideas.

Bert Robinson October 16, 2012 at 11:51 AM
I would love to see a bj warehouse open up again. I miss the one on Holcomb bridge
Wallflower October 16, 2012 at 12:10 PM
A Kohl's would be good there, and/or a Marshall's. An upscale consignment shop might do well. Always like BB&Beyond! A decent Italian restaurant /pizza place that DELIVERS!
Marisant October 16, 2012 at 12:58 PM
Would love to see a BB&Beyond, Chili's or Outback. I miss those restaurants being in the area. I wonder if the rent is so high that business's d.on't want to rent there
Bob Chadwick October 16, 2012 at 01:10 PM
The shopping center needs to refresh it's look like some of the others in the area have done. It just looks run down.
Jimmy October 16, 2012 at 01:12 PM
Last rumor I heard was that Weslyan wanted the land for expansion and the shopping center wasnt renewing leases for existing tenants...
Marilyn Hopkins October 16, 2012 at 01:19 PM
BJ Warehouse, family style restaurant, office depot, , Walmart, Family Christian Book Store, IHOP,Law office
Shelia Lilley Trentini October 16, 2012 at 01:25 PM
I've heard the same rumor as Jimmy - Wesleyan wants to expand into the space so leasing office is making it undesirable for tenants to renew. Heard it from 3 different sources, so perhaps it might not be just a rumor...
Linda O'Connor October 16, 2012 at 01:37 PM
Kohl's!!!
Judy Putnam (Editor) October 16, 2012 at 01:55 PM
Linda, I agree. I think a Kohl's would do very well in that location. There isn't one really close by. I also liked Bert's suggestion that a BJ's would be a good choice.
Ralph October 16, 2012 at 02:02 PM
I think they need to clean it up, put some lipstick on the pig, and then get some real retailers like Victoria's Secret and H&M. Then there'd be a reason to go there
Robert J. Nebel October 16, 2012 at 02:14 PM
It's time to demolish the center and allow Wesleyan to expand its campus. Just like Spalding Woods Shopping Center on Holcomb Bridge, this center has seen better days. The few shops like Goodwill, Pickles (is Cheeseburger Bobby's coming or not?) and Dollar General can relocate to Peachtree Square near Dick's. Blimpie and/or the Chinese eatery can move in to the Ingles Shopping Center where the old sushi place was located.
Cathy Freeman October 16, 2012 at 02:26 PM
I would love to see a Peachtree Corners weekly Farmer's Market there and/or produce stand, an inexpensive non-chain breakfast spot, a used bookstore/newstand, an authentic New Mexican restaurant, a youth activity center for after-school tutoring and a robotics club, a crafts/variety store. Farmer D's should move in there, too. What would Wesleyan do with the real estate exactly?
Sue October 16, 2012 at 02:59 PM
Michaels, Stein Mart, BB&B, all good choices!!
Sue October 16, 2012 at 03:01 PM
Cheeseburger Bobby's is supposed to open where Dick's is located.
Jan Kennedy October 16, 2012 at 03:37 PM
How about a wonderful craft store - esp. scrapbooking?
Julie Trowbridge October 16, 2012 at 04:04 PM
It would be nice to have a Kroger's grocery store back in Peachtree Corners.
Judy Putnam (Editor) October 16, 2012 at 05:36 PM
I think the city could really use a nice Kroger. It would be nice to have another option for grocery shopping.
Amy October 16, 2012 at 06:05 PM
I'm not going anywhere near this shopping center until the fix the timing on the light for people traveling on Spalding Rd. It. Is. Absurd. And, Ralph, there's a Victoria's Secret .8 miles away - why would they put one there?
Amy October 16, 2012 at 06:11 PM
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Bob October 16, 2012 at 08:17 PM
What's wrong with the Ingles and Publix stores?
Harry Dorfman October 17, 2012 at 02:42 AM
Latest is that The Oasis is relocating there. Finally an entertainment destination worth visiting in PTC!
AL October 18, 2012 at 11:01 AM
I don't see the current setup succeeding unless it gets a facelift like the two shopping plazas it's sandwiched between. But there's already enough strip malls in the area so maybe it's time for a change...on that note, a Costco or BJ's would be nice for this location.
ptcornersgal October 18, 2012 at 02:03 PM
heard the same rumor re: Wesleyan - maybe the decision has already been made
Lorri Christopher October 18, 2012 at 02:58 PM
As a councilman, love seeing the ideas you have for improving the space and making it more functional and beneficial to our community. Thank you for sharing your ideas.
Jennifer Ann Davis November 06, 2012 at 06:51 AM
I miss BJ's too or Kohl's would be nice. If the school needs the space/land then let them have it. Seems like a lot of better ideas have been presented.My other favorite is an outdoor farmer's market!
K Wade November 06, 2012 at 10:43 AM
There is a Kohls a few miles down Holcomb Bridge.
Judy Putnam (Editor) November 06, 2012 at 12:24 PM
A farmer's market would be great for the area Jennifer. I would think the corner would be a very desirable location for a shopping center, I'm surprised it has been sitting half empty for so long.

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