Ansley Mall

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Ansley Mall
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Ansley Mall is located in Atlanta
Ansley Mall
location in Intown Atlanta
General information
Coordinates 33°47′54″N 84°22′16″W / 33.7982°N 84.3712°W / 33.7982; -84.3712
Opened 1964
Renovated 2010

Ansley Mall is an open-air shopping mall in the Piedmont Heights neighborhood of Atlanta at 1544 Piedmont Avenue at the intersection of Monroe Drive near the Atlanta BeltLine trail.

Ansley opened in 1964, sending Midtown Atlanta's Tenth Street shopping district into decline.[1][2] The single-level center had 175,300 square feet (16,290 m2) of leasable area and was anchored by a 27,300-square-foot (2,540 m2) Woolworth's variety store and 35,000-square-foot (3,300 m2) Colonial supermarket. The tenant list of the 3.2-million-dollar complex included twenty-six retailers.[3]

It was a "twin" of what is now officially called the Crossroads Shopping Center, better known by its name in its heyday, Stewart-Lakewood Center, an open-air shopping center on Metropolitan Parkway (formerly Stewart Avenue) at Langford Parkway (formerly Lakewood Freeway) in the Sylvan Hills neighborhood of southern Atlanta. Stewart-Lakewood was built in 1962 by the same company and in the same style as Ansley and was also considered a major regional retail center.[4][5]

The mall was renovated in 2010, the works carried out by Earthstation.[6]

Anchors include Publix supermarket, an LA Fitness gym (popular with the gay community),[7] a CVS Pharmacy and a Pier One. It is owned by Selig.[8] The mall rivals the intersection of 10th and Piedmont a central meeting point for Atlanta's gay community – across Clear Creek is Ansley Square, a strip mall with numerous gay bars.[9]

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