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What Should Go Here?

What should replace the vacant Clear storefront in Northlake Festival Shopping Center?

I was up in Northlake last week working and drove around Northlake Festival Shopping Center, which I haven't done in quite a while.

Suffice it to say, it doesn't seem very healthy. A number of vacancies, some of them very big. You guys could probably suggest tenants for any number of vacancies in that place, but let's focus on just one for today: the old storefront for Clear, a wireless Internet company. It's right next to the Starbucks.

So, what would you like to see fill Clear's old spot? A new mobile provider? A candle company? A restaurant, maybe? Tell us in the comments section below.

JWL June 21, 2012 at 12:15 PM
The owner of the shopping center needs to invest into the property. Update the over all look of the shopping center. Maybe break some of the larger retail spots into smaller retail spots. The area over all is just not attracting major retail or restaurants, and I'm not really sure why. The demographics are pretty good. I do not want to see chain restaurants, but chain retail would be fine.
wle atlanta II June 21, 2012 at 12:42 PM
trader joe's YDFM satellite branch [your dekalb farmers market] asian food court wle
jimbob June 21, 2012 at 01:19 PM
peet's coffee a really good (New York style) bagel shop
Heather June 21, 2012 at 01:56 PM
We'll get more interesting stores in Tucker when we actually start shopping in Tucker and show business decision makers that this is a viable location. I am guilty of not doing this, myself I admit. We have the demographics to support better retail but everyone just packs up and spends their cash in other communities.
Lou WHiteman June 21, 2012 at 02:03 PM
In a perfect world they would just tear this center down. There is too much capacity in Northlake. Eliminate one center, or even just part of one center, and every retail center would be healthier as a result. I have heard though that with the WSB tower there they can not put residential in, which is a shame. As part of the "Brain Train" proposal some developers had at least talked about it as a residential site at some point, given its proximity to what would be a train station heading into Atlanta.
wle atlanta II June 21, 2012 at 02:14 PM
good bagel place would be nice. wait i know indian vegetarian buffet wle \
jimbob June 21, 2012 at 05:02 PM
if they want to save some money, then I recommend one of these stores: el car, ear, race, care, car, real, arc, are..
j June 21, 2012 at 05:45 PM
I think a Bed, Bath and Beyond would do great in this shopping center.
Brian Crowe June 21, 2012 at 06:00 PM
This was an insanely busy shopping center back in the mid 80s to mid 90s. It's made a bit of a comeback in recent years. The Movie Tavern seems to be doing ok (I paid a mere 8.50 to see Prometheus in 3D there). Jason's Deli is usually quite busy. There's a new Cuban restaurant/lounge that just opened. And the Goodwill store probably has more customers than any of the departments stores in the mall across the street (though maybe that's not such a good sign). I agree with some of the other posters that the demographics could support some cooler stuff here. I hate that the old Fuddruckers is becoming a bank; that would have been a great spot for a Taco Mac or something similar.
Mack Hawkins June 22, 2012 at 01:55 AM
Is it big enough for an indoor mini golf course like Putt-Putt?

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