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Loehmann's Plaza Looking for Grocery Store?

The company that owns the shopping center on Briarcliff Road said they'd be happy to have a grocery store anchor the shopping center.

Is Loehmann's Plaza on Briarcliff Road looking to bring in a grocery store?

Regency Centers, the Jacksonville, Fla., company that owns the shopping center, would love to have a grocery store anchoring their shopping center, said Leslie Mintz, a company leasing agent, last week in an interview with Patch.

The company's comments come two months after news in February of a merger between Office Max and Office Depot. Both office supply companies operate stores in North Druid Hills, and national news reports of the merger have suggested store consolidations could be necessary in places where the companies operate stores close together.

A store manager at Office Max on Monday said he'd heard no news of a closure. But Mintz said most of Regency's shopping centers are anchored by grocery stores.

"We would love to have a grocery store there one day" if Office Max closed, Mintz said. "We are ready to talk to all of the grocery stores that are interested."

Mintz also said her company is planning to bring in a new restaurant to replace Cheers Beer & Wine, which recently left the center. She declined to offer more details.

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

Colette T. Riefkohl April 23, 2013 at 12:13 PM
Trader Joe's or Aldi's!
Henry Batten April 23, 2013 at 12:25 PM
I'll second that motion!!!!
Tim Cairl April 23, 2013 at 01:23 PM
That would be awesome! It's awkward that the only "grocery store" within walking distance for visitors at executive park or the residents at park at briarcliff and other complexes is the Quick Trip.
Carol April 23, 2013 at 01:35 PM
Parking at that shopping Center is HORRIBLE. As close as it is to my house, I would not grocery shop there.
Tammy April 23, 2013 at 01:40 PM
That entire shopping center is like being in a 1988 suburban time warp. The parking lot does need some work. I noticed yesterday that with the road widening it looks like their entrances might get reconfigured onto Briarcliff.
Colette T. Riefkohl April 23, 2013 at 03:18 PM
That is why a Trader Joe's or Aldi's would be convenient (small stores but better than a WalMart Neighborhood Market or Dollar General!
Scott B April 23, 2013 at 06:00 PM
Fresh Market
Terry Morris April 23, 2013 at 06:04 PM
Trader Joe's!!!!! yes!!! Tried to get them to come to Briarcliff and Clairmont. Their research said the area had too many "elderly." What???
Kara April 23, 2013 at 07:38 PM
fresh market!
Kay Clark April 23, 2013 at 07:57 PM
Either Trader Joe's or Fresh Market would be excellent and, I believe, highly used.
Jonathan Cribbs April 23, 2013 at 08:39 PM
That's interesting, Terry. How do you know that?
Roger Jennings April 24, 2013 at 01:31 AM
The rent and parking configuration would knock Aldi out of the equation. For the new Walmart prototype it would need to take over space to the left and right of the Office Max space and knock down the existing out parcel building.
Roger Jennings April 24, 2013 at 01:34 AM
Your exactly right. Before going into the Monroe Drive location they looked at several sites in the Briarcliff, Clairmont, DruidHills Area and one of the factors was the demographics.
Deonte' April 24, 2013 at 03:31 AM
We(Plato's Closet) will be relocating next to The UPS Store next week.
Melanie Sapp April 24, 2013 at 03:35 AM
Trader Joe's or Fresh Market!!
Marisa St. James April 24, 2013 at 04:49 PM
Trader Joes would be a dream come true.
OakGroveParent April 25, 2013 at 07:33 PM
Trader joes! Trader joes! Trader joes!
Greg mc daniel May 06, 2013 at 01:24 PM
Does any on no what kind of restaurant. Is going in loehmanns. Plaza
OakGroveParent May 06, 2013 at 08:19 PM
Or does anybody know what kind of store or restaurant space is being built in the parking lot of Toco Hills, across from Firestone?
Greg mc daniel May 07, 2013 at 08:48 PM
A bank
Greg mc daniel May 07, 2013 at 08:49 PM
Help construction. At loehmanns plaza is crazy
Jonathan Cribbs May 07, 2013 at 09:08 PM
I believe that's a Chase bank.
Tammy June 11, 2013 at 05:30 PM
Also maybe they could boot out the Lettuce Souprise You and replace it with a Sweet Tomatoes or a Jason's Deli.
OakGroveParent June 13, 2013 at 04:10 AM
Tammy, I think that would be awesome!
Deonte' August 17, 2013 at 11:27 AM
So it's OFFICIAL as of 8/17/13, Office Max is going out of buisness! The yellow and black "Store Closing" banner is up in the front of the store
Scott B August 17, 2013 at 11:32 AM
Thanks for the update!
Mary Kay Will January 25, 2014 at 02:49 PM
Trader Joe's !
mpbennett January 28, 2014 at 05:01 PM
TRADER JOEs DeKalb Farmers' Market outpost
Kevin patton January 29, 2014 at 01:23 PM
Sounds great but worried how much more of a traffic mess it will create.
Judy's Garden January 29, 2014 at 07:58 PM
Trader Joe's or Sprouts would be wonderful....

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