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Location DB > United States > Georgia > Atlanta > Avondale Mall
Avondale Mall
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created by DjMalign on 4/16/2005 5:26 AM
last modified by Battleground on 8/28/2011 11:18 PM
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This location has been labeled as Demolished, and therefore can be viewed by anyone.
A big mall with a 16 screen theatre
 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Demolished
Accessibility: None
Recommendation: You missed it
 Physical Information

Atlanta, Georgia
United States
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     Interesting Features
    Its a big mall with a 16 screen theatre. It also has a masoleum in the parking lot, which is odd. http://larryfelton...aves/p1010277.html

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     Historical Dates
    Built: 0
    Closed: 2001
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    Thanks to Mr. T(oe knee)

    Avondale Mall, formerly named Columbia Mall, was one of the earliest
    enclosed malls in the Atlanta area. It was renamed Avondale Mall in
    an attempt to stave off it's inevitable economic decline by
    associating it with nearby stable and upscale Avondale Estates.

    Update (Seicer): "Avondale Mall to close

    The 37-year-old Avondale Mall is calling it quits and will close on Dec. 31. Word of the closure comes five months after owners, Thomas Enterprises, said it had no plans to shut it down. The company cited the recent economic downturn for its decision to pull the plug on the mall.

    The company purchased the property in 1999 for $3.5 million. Estimates are that it would cost 10 times that amount to redevelop it.

    During its heyday, the 276,000-square-foot mall at the corner of Columbia and Memorial drives was one of Atlanta's premier shopping spots, second only to Lenox Square. Back then, it was anchored by Macy's (formerly Davidson's department store) and Sears.

    Over the years, its tenant base dwindled from 60 stores to nine. The mall enjoyed a small rebirth in the 1990s when the 16-screen Avondale Cinema opened there, but it went bankrupt and closed last year."

    (http://www.crossro...frames/stories.htm 1/4 of the way down)
     Media Coverage
    http://www.crossro...frames/stories.htm (1/4 way down)
    http://matewan.squ...ed-in-georgia.html (Wal-Mart's rejections)
     Future Plans
    Has been destroyed, there is now a Wal-Mart in it's place.

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    Mr.T(oeknee) and his red hands
    Mon, Apr 18th, 2005
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    Georgia retail memoris blog

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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Opheliaism on 8/28/2011 11:57 PM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Aug 28 11 at 23:57, Opheliaism validated this location
  • on Aug 28 11 at 23:18, Battleground changed the following: Accessibility, Hazards, Security Measures, Required Equipment, Future Plans
  • on Aug 21 07 at 4:10, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Aug 21 07 at 3:50, brandnewteeth deleted 17 pictures from gallery The Mall
  • on Aug 19 07 at 3:07, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on May 26 07 at 18:48, sphinx changed the following: Status, Recommendation, Future Plans
  • on Nov 28 06 at 23:49, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Nov 28 06 at 23:12, DjMalign updated a story
  • on Sep 25 06 at 20:46, Agent Skelly validated this location
  • on Sep 25 06 at 20:45, Agent Skelly deleted gallery DjMalign and Mr. T(oeknee) get caught and its 6 pictures
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