|Location||Atlanta, Georgia, United States|
|No. of stores and services||112|
|No. of anchor tenants||3|
|Total retail floor area||821,000 sq ft (76,300 m2)|
|No. of floors||3|
Phipps Plaza is an upscale shopping mall located in the affluent Buckhead district of Atlanta. Owned by Simon Property Group, the retail center is located at the intersection of Peachtree Road (Georgia SR 141) & Lenox Road (Georgia SR 141 Connector) and sits adjacent to its sister-mall Lenox Square in the heart of Buckhead's commercial center.
Phipps is renowned for its exquisite interior decor, which consists of mahogany walls, marble floors, glass elevators, chandeliers, and a massive, carpeted grand staircase. Anchored by Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, and Belk, the mall boasts a variety of luxury retailers within its tenant roster, which include Gucci, Tiffany & Co., Bally, Hugo Boss, Giorgio Armani, Omega, Rebecca Taylor, Giuseppe Zanotti, Trina Turk, Jimmy Choo, Versace, Valentino, Elie Tahari, L.K. Bennett, Vince, Agent Provocateur, Hublot, Tory Burch, and Bottega Veneta.
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In 1969, Phipps Plaza opened as the first multi-level mall in Atlanta, aiming to become the South's leading luxury shopping destination. The mall originally opened with two levels. Purchased by financier Ogden Phipps in 1966 for less than $600,000, the development was sold in 1992 to Simon Properties for $488 million. That year, in development as part of a $140 million renovation and expansion, Phipps added a third anchor, Parisian, a department store based in Birmingham, Alabama, owned by the parent company of Saks Fifth Avenue, to its original anchors Saks Fifth Avenue and Lord & Taylor. The expansion would also add an 14 screen AMC theatre, a new food court, new elevators, and the addition of one new level. Phipps Plaza remains Atlanta's only Saks Fifth Avenue venue. Lord & Taylor would close their Phipps Plaza location in 2004 along with other unprofitable locations. The store served as one of the original anchors for 35 years. The space was eventually completely renovated to make way for Atlanta's third Nordstrom, which opened in March 2005. On August 2, 2006, it was announced that Belk was acquiring the Parisian chain of department stores, with the store being converted to the Belk name in the fall of 2007. The Belk store at Phipps Plaza has now been designated by Belk as one of four of their "flagship" stores and sells the company's signature couture.
In February 2011, Merlin Entertainments announced that it would construct a Legoland Discovery Center at the mall. The $12 million facility, based on the Lego building toys, began construction in July 2011 and opened in March 2012.
- Nordstrom (Opened 1969 as Lord & Taylor, remodeled and reopened as Nordstrom in 2005, 153,740 sq ft (14,283 m2).)
- Belk (Opened 1992 as Parisian and converted to Belk in September 2007, 170,000 sq ft (16,000 m2).)
- Saks Fifth Avenue (Opened 1969, 148,645 sq ft (13,809.6 m2).)
- Lord & Taylor (Opened 1969 as Lord & Taylor, remodeled and reopened as Nordstrom in 2005)
- Parisian (Opened 1992 as Parisian and converted to Belk in September 2007)
- Davio's (owned by Steve DiFillippo)
- Cafe Bistro at Nordstrom
- Johnny Rockets
- The Tavern at Phipps
- Twist Cafe
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