Visions For Vacancies: Chamblee Plaza

What kinds of businesses are needed to renovate this once-vibrant commercial center?

I don't know about you, but I remember when Chamblee Plaza was a happenin' place.

My first job was at a Revco pharmacy, next door to Woolworth's. I spent many a lunch hour at Woolworth's counter, enjoying delicious burgers and ice-cold Cokes.

And granted, some of Chamblee Plaza is still vibrant. A new IHOP recently opened next to the Chick-fil-A. But by and large, virtually all of the big-box retail space in Chamblee Plaza is vacant and unattended.

So our question to you is: what kind of businesses would return Chamblee Plaza to its former glory? Maybe an indoor batting cage, or an indoor shooting range? Or some medical and dental offices? You tell us ...

Judy Tabano May 21, 2012 at 02:06 PM
Great place for a Total Wine........ And maybe a Kohls
Momo May 21, 2012 at 07:34 PM
Trader Joes, Pier 1, grocery store, Hobby Lobby, Michaels, JoAnns, Target, Marshall's , TJ Maxx, Athens Pizza... Obviously anchor stores this big if you're going for this size business.. Even more commercial eateries like Chipoltes, Jasons Deli, TJ Applebee's, Fridays. I've lived off and on in Chamblee area all my life. It would be nice to not travel to the OTP to visit these establishments.
John Folgers May 27, 2012 at 02:06 PM
A bowling alley or a Dave & Buster's would be nice.
Eric H August 10, 2012 at 10:02 PM
Tear it down and build a good mixed use which the Chamblee ordinances were designed to promote. There's no rush. Wait for the market. By the way for liquor or wine Empire Package next door is a great place, manager is a great guy and there is more inside than the outside portrays.
Kristen September 20, 2012 at 01:44 AM
We should have an anchor that is not a few miles away. Something like Kohls would be great.


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