Perimeter Mall
Perimeter Mall is a super-regional shopping mall in the city of Dunwoody, just north of Atlanta, near the highway interchange of Interstate 285 (the Perimeter, for which the mall was named) and Georgia 400. It is at the heart of Perimeter Center, a modern edge city and neighborhood of high-rise office buildings, condos, restaurants, and shopping which spans the DeKalb/ Fulton county line (just a few yards or meters to the west) into the city of Sandy Springs. The mall has a gross leasable area of 1,554,288 square feet (145,000 m²). This makes Perimeter the second-largest shopping mall in the state of Georgia. Only the Mall of Georgia in Gwinnett County is larger. It is served by MARTA's Dunwoody station, which opened at the southwest corner of its parking lot in 1996. Today, the mall has over 200 stores and 4 major stores include Bloomingdale's, Dillard's, Macy's, and Nordstrom, and was owned by General Growth Properties.

Opening
Perimeter Mall opened in 1971 and was the fourth mall to open in DeKalb County, after Columbia Mall in 1964, North DeKalb Mall in 1965, and South DeKalb Mall in 1968. Its original anchor stores were Rich's and JC Penney, which made it very similar in design and layout to Greenbriar Mall. Perimeter Mall was the first mall in metro Atlanta to be located outside of I-285.

Expansions and renovations
The mall was expanded in 1982 to add an additional wing that included a Davison's. This gave the mall a T shape. It was renovated in 1993, 1997 and again in 2000. In 1998, Nordstrom's first Georgia location was opened. JC Penney left the mall around 2002, and the store was demolished to make way for a new Dillard's, which opened in 2005. Urban Shopping Centers sold the mall to The Rouse Company in 2002. It was then sold to General Growth Properties in 2003. Perimeter Mall is different from other shopping malls in Atlanta in that the front side of the mall includes an area for open-air shops, upscale restaurants, and salons, connected by gardens and paths. It also features valet parking.

Current Anchors
  • Bloomingdale's
  • Dillard's
  • Macy's
  • Nordstrom


Former Anchors
  • JCPenney (closed 2002, demolished for Dillard's in 2005)
  • Rich's (closed 2005, converted to Macy's)