Mall of Georgia
Mall of Georgia is a regional shopping mall located in the Mill Creek District of Gwinnett County, Georgia, near the city of Buford, 30 miles (48 km) northeast of Atlanta. Built in 1999, it is currently the largest shopping mall in the state of Georgia, consisting of more than two hundred stores on three levels. The mall's anchor stores include Belk, Dillard's, JCPenney, Macy's, and Nordstrom; other major stores include Barnes & Noble, Dick's Sporting Goods, and Havertys. Also featured in the mall is a large village section, comprising lifestyle tenants and restaurants in an outdoor setting, as well as a 500-seat amphitheater. Simon Property Group manages the Mall of Georgia.

History
The Mall of Georgia opened August 13, 1999 featuring Dillard's, JCPenney, Lord & Taylor and Nordstrom as its anchor stores, with Bed Bath & Beyond, Havertys and Galyan's (now Dick's Sporting Goods) as additional mini anchors. The Mall of Georgia also has a 20 Regal Cinema and an IMAX Theater, which is 1 of 4 in the State of Georgia; the other IMAX theaters are located at Fernbank Museum of Natural History in Atlanta, The National Infantry Museum at Fort Benning and Regal Augusta Exchange Stadium 20 & IMAX in Augusta. In 2000, Atlanta-based Rich's was added on, and many more mall stores were added, bringing the total number of stores in the mall to more than 200. Lord & Taylor closed in 2003, and was replaced with Belk in 2005. Following Federated Department Stores' (now Macy's, Inc.) decision to consolidate nameplates 2003, the Rich's store at Mall of Georgia was dual-branded as Rich's-Macy's, and the Rich's name was dropped entirely in 2005.

Statue
The statue atop the mall is of Button Gwinnett, for whom its location of Gwinnett County is named.

Building Activity

  • Khya Thompson
    Khya Thompson commented
    This mall is the best place to find true Georigians, people from all over GA visit the mall, so the people in the area are all very unite in there own way. Although lenox, perimeter, and cumberland, are nice malls, the people an atmosphere will be found here.
    about 5 years ago via Mobile