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CityGuide - 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.

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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...

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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...

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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...

 

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