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3 newfangled malls reshaping Atlanta’s inner-city identity

Where urban preservation meets suburban aspiration

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Remember the mall, that suburban bastion of Gen X adolescence? Yeah, it’s dead. But worry not, for in its place a new millennial take on the shopping center is slowly reclaiming Atlanta’s urban core. With artisanal authenticity and luxury goods, these spots preserve a sense of the old familiar while providing urbanites with an aspirational lifestyle once reserved for the ’burbs: high-end brands, fancy food courts, and curb appeal du jour. But if you have to ask how much it costs to park, you probably should call yourself an Uber.

Intown residents waited with bated breath before this indoor/outdoor market opened in November 2014. And for good reason. It’s within walking distance of the Beltline, and has continually added destination-worthy eateries and boutiques — more than you may expect from the market’s perimeter — and is ... | more...

Towering over Ponce de Leon Avenue in the 2 million-square-foot former Sears building, this market represents the city’s continual thriving to preserve what’s old yet make it undeniably modern. It’s directly connected to the Beltline, will house top-notch eateries in its food hall — including the co... | more...

The former meatpacking plant turned bougie shopping destination houses fashion retailers like J. Crew, Free People and Anthropologie; furniture and design stores such as Environment and Room & Board; and great local dining options including Star Provisions and Taqueria del Sol. | more...

The list above first appeared in the 2016 CL Cityguide and was updated by CL Staff recently.