Arbor Place Mall

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Arbor Place Mall
Arbor Place Mall (7726761142).jpg
Entrance to Arbor Place Mall, July 2012
LocationDouglasville, Georgia, USA
Address6700 Douglas Boulevard
Opening dateOctober 13, 1999
ManagementCBL & Associates
OwnerCBL & Associates
No. of stores and services140[1]
No. of anchor tenants5
Total retail floor area1,176,454 sq ft (109,296 m2)[1]
No. of floors2
Parking6,000+
Websitewww.arborplace.com

Arbor Place Mall, the only regional mall directly serving the western suburbs of Atlanta, is located in Douglasville, Georgia, in Douglas County. Opened in 1999 like Mall of Georgia in Buford, which is also Georgia's largest mall, the mall was originally to be anchored by Dillard's, Parisian, Sears, and Upton's; the Upton's chain folded prior to the opening of the mall, but the contract to build the store was still completed, resulting in a vacant anchor when the mall opened. A home improvement chain named Dekor took over the Upton's site in 2000; the chain folded in 2001 and once again left the mall with a vacant anchor space. In 2003, JCPenney took over the site.

The two-level mall has been very successful and was the first to bring upscale shopping to an underserved area. Shoppers previously had to travel long distances to other Atlanta area malls. Rich's, long planned to open at the mall, finally opened as Rich's-Macy's in 2004, one of only two stores signed with the hyphen. In 2005 the Rich's name was dropped, and became just Macy's. Parisian closed its store in September 2007 and it is bought out by Belk. Belk took over the Parisian store on late of 2007. Arbor Place Mall was built by and is still owned by CBL & Associates.

Along with this, Arbor Place Mall enforces a youth escort policy, known as YEP, stating youths under 17 must be accompanied by an adult on Friday and Saturday nights after 6:00pm; this applied to the entire mall and is strictly enforced.

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November 26, 2007 Shooting[edit]

On Monday, November 26, 2007, there was a shooting incident inside Arbor Place Mall, stemming from the attempted robbery of an armed Brinks guard. Two people—the Brinks guard and the robbery suspect-were shot; the shooting resulted in a bullet being shot through a food court window, located on the north side, front entrance of the mall structure.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Arbor Place". CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. Archived from the original on 2010-11-23. Retrieved 2011-01-19.
  2. ^ Jones, Winston (November 2007). "Suspect, guard wounded in Arbor Place shooting". Douglas County Sentinel. Archived from the original on 2011-07-17.

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Coordinates: 33°43′42″N 84°44′45″W / 33.728250°N 84.745850°W / 33.728250; -84.745850