Loehmann's Plaza: A New Name and Tenants to Come

Owners working to secure a grocery store in the center's anchor space.

There are big changes coming to Loehmann's Plaza, and it starts with a new name.

Leslie Mintz, leasing agent for the plaza's owners, Jacksonville, Fla.-based Regency Centers, confirmed Monday that the shopping center, located at the intersection of North Druid Hills and Briarcliff roads, will be re-branded. And she confirmed that the company is working to get a grocery store into the Loehmann's department store space.

Regency has not made any decisions on the center's new name.

Loehmann's department stores nationally went out of business in early January with liquidation sales in recent weeks. The department store closing follows last year's closing of the Office Max in the shopping center. Patch reported in May 2013 that Regency was looking for a grocery store tenant for that space.

While the company still seeks a tenant for the OfficeMax location, Mintz made it clear Monday that the Loehmann's space is the top priority. "That's our focus," she said.

The re-branding of the shopping center and plans for the Loehmann's space are just two of the many changes coming.  Among them:
  • Mintz said a traffic light will be installed at the Briarcliff Road side exit in the next 30-60 days.
  • Zoe's Kitchen is slated to open in mid-February in the former Cheers Beer & Wine space.
  • Next door, The Joint, a chiropractic center, has signed a lease and, according to its website, is working toward an estimated March 1 opening.
  • Lifeline Repairs will move from its current location near the UPS store to the space next to The Joint. That space was formerly occupied by the Edward Jones investment firm.
  • Massage Heights will open in the space between H&R Block and GNC.
A map on Regency Center's website shows most of these changes although not all as some leases have just been signed in recent days.

Mintz suggested Patch check back in a month for further news on the changes at Loehmann's Plaza.

What would you like to see come to the shopping center? Tell us in the comments below.

Brian Crowe January 27, 2014 at 09:47 PM
Trader Joes?
Deonte' January 27, 2014 at 11:56 PM
I don't think the Loehmann's spot nor Office Max is big enough for a big grocery store with a backroom/stockroom and not to mention truck loading area. A Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market would be perfect competing with Target across the street. I will say I've seen Wa-lMart move into areas and former big boxes and revamp shopping centers. Didn't Regency show interest in Trader Joe's already? The entire plaza looks old and rundown but maybe it's the brick exterior. I predict Loco's Bar & Grill will shutter next.
Dianne Smith January 28, 2014 at 07:36 AM
We NEED a Trader Joe's in this area.
Terry Smith January 28, 2014 at 07:47 AM
Oh yes, by ALL means put another bleeping WalMart in there. Because after all, trying to travel North Druid Hills Road isn't bad enough. sarcasm aside, it doesn't matter what you put in there, it is all but impossible to get into and out of that shopping center to begin with. That is the reason i never shopped at Loehmann's or anything else in that center. 'rebrand' away. *snort*
Greg mc daniel January 28, 2014 at 07:52 AM
Wow this person is right every customer we have had had complained of the one way they have put in
Baileyspet January 28, 2014 at 08:18 AM
How about a small Kroger like the one in Decatur and re configure the parking lot
Longerthanu January 28, 2014 at 09:25 AM
The stoplight will be a welcome addition.
Knott Telling January 28, 2014 at 05:00 PM
What about the entrance/exit on the NDH side? Have they done anything on that side during the repaving/re-striping project? I cringe every time I go past there, in fear of seeing another accident caused by cars crossing from/to the lanes on the far side of NDH on their way in or out. At the very least, I expected that they would put in a turn-lane, which would also reduce the same problems related to the businesses on the other side of the road. No dice...
OMme January 29, 2014 at 04:44 PM
A Trader Joe's.
OMme January 29, 2014 at 04:45 PM
A yogurt place.
OMme January 29, 2014 at 04:45 PM
An Arden's garden or a juice bar.
Terry Smith January 30, 2014 at 08:11 AM
OMme there IS a yogurt place there already, unless they too have gone out of business.
OMme January 31, 2014 at 10:29 AM
The TCBY yogurt is gone. I was thinking of the newer self serve places. Like Yogli Mogli or Sweet Monkey.
hank February 01, 2014 at 03:54 PM
Regency folks, please read this: As long as DeKalb County police continue to maintain their speed trap at the bottom of the hill at Sheridan and Briarcliff, you will never be successful. I live in LaVista park, and it will be difficult to get me heading your way, when it's -easier- to get to the Publix on Cheshire Bridge and the Whole Foods on Briarcliff. Getting DeKalb PD to play ball has to be part of your plan.
Deonte' March 28, 2014 at 12:48 AM
Bye Bye Loco's Bar and Grill. As I predicted, they've officially called it quits.


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