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