Arbor Place facts for kids
Entrance to Arbor Place Mall, July 2012
|Location||Douglasville, Georgia, United States|
|Address||6700 Douglas Boulevard|
|Opening date||October 13, 1999|
|No. of stores and services||140|
|No. of anchor tenants||5 (4 open, 1 vacant )|
|Total retail floor area||1,176,454 sq ft (109,296 m2)|
|No. of floors||2|
Arbor Place is a shopping mall in Douglasville, Georgia, United States. Opened in 1999, the mall was originally to be anchored by Dillard's, Parisian, Sears, and Upton's. The Upton's chain went out of business 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 Properties (formally known as 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.
On November 7, 2019, it was announced that Sears would be closing as part of a plan to close 96 stores nationwide. The store closed on February 16, 2020.
On June 4, 2020, it was announced that JCPenney would also be closing as part of a plan to close 154 stores nationwide. As of July 19, 2020, JCPenney is no longer closing for good. The corporate office and CBL Properties negotiated terms for a new lease.
On September 18, 2020, Bed Bath & Beyond announced that 63 locations would be closing, as the company was suffering financial issues due to the COVID-19 pandemic. These locations included Arbor Place in Douglasville.
- Belk (2007-present)
- Dillard's (October 13, 1999-present)
- JCPenney (2003-present)
- Macy's (March 6, 2005-present)
- Dekor (2000-2001)
- Parisian (October 13, 1999-September 2007)
- Rich's (2004-March 6, 2005)
- Sears (October 13, 1999-February 16, 2020)
- Upton's (1999)
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