Arbor Place Mall
|Location||Douglasville, Georgia, USA|
|Address||6700 Douglas Boulevard|
|Opening date||October 13, 1999|
|Management||CBL & Associates|
|Owner||CBL & Associates|
|No. of stores and services||140|
|No. of anchor tenants||5|
|Total retail floor area||1,176,454 sq ft (109,296 m2)|
|No. of floors||2|
Arbor Place Mall, the only regional mall directly serving the growing western suburbs of Atlanta, is located in Douglasville, Georgia, in Douglas County. Opened in October 1999, 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.
- Dillard's (199,852 sq ft (18,567 m2))
- JCPenney - formerly Upton's then Dekor (80,000 sq ft (7,000 m2))
- Macy's - formerly Rich's-Macy's (140,000 sq ft (13,000 m2))
- Belk - formerly Parisian (136,218 sq ft (12,655 m2))
- Sears (123,664 sq ft (11,489 m2))
- Bed Bath & Beyond (37,585 sq ft (3,492 m2))
- Forever 21 (25,816 sq ft (2,398 m2))
- Old Navy (15,734 sq ft (1,462 m2))
- Regal Cinemas (71,534 sq ft (6,646 m2), 18 screens)
- Uptons - was Dekor - now JCPenney (sq ft. 80,000)
- Rich's-Macy's - now Macy's (sq ft. 140,000)
- Parisian -now Belk (sq ft. 136,218)
- Dekor - perviously Uptons - now JCPenney (sq ft. 80,000)
November 26, 2007 Shooting
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.