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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.

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 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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