Peachtree Mall facts for kids
Main entrance, March 2014
|Location||Columbus, Georgia, United States|
|Opening date||August 5, 1975|
|Developer||Jim Wilson and Associates for the California Retirement Trust|
|Management||Brookfield Properties Retail Group|
|Owner||Brookfield Properties Retail Group|
|No. of stores and services||97|
|No. of anchor tenants||4|
|Total retail floor area||809,653 square feet (75,219.2 m2)|
|No. of floors||1 (Dillard's has 2)|
Peachtree Mall is a shopping mall in Columbus, Georgia. After the closing and demolition of Columbus Square Mall in the early 2000s, Peachtree Mall is the one of two major shopping areas in Columbus, the other being Columbus Park Crossing.
History and layout
The original design of the mall was a single-level with anchor stores Gayfers and Montgomery Ward on each end of the primary corridor. A food court was added along with a 3rd anchor store, Parisian in 1985.
An addition to the mall was completed in November 1994 when J. C. Penney relocated to the mall from its previous Columbus Square Mall location. An oddity of this expansion was that to reach the addition from the existing mall, one must walk through Dillard's (formerly Gayfer's). Montgomery Ward closed in late 2000 when the company filed for bankruptcy.
Rich's opened in 2002, replacing Montgomery Ward. The named changed to Macy's in 2005.
Parisian closed in February 2007 following the company merger with Belk. It was announced in 2007 that the former Parisian location would be converted into a Belk, which was scheduled to open in late 2007; however the plans for a Belk location was scrapped in late 2006 due to financial problems. A redevelopment is planned for the former Parisian's store that was owned by Dillard's in 2007, but never materialized, so on Thursday December 3, 2015, Peachtree Mall's owners bought it back from Dillard's. At Home opened in the former Parisian space on February 2, 2017.
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