Phipps Plaza
Phipps Plaza, owned by Simon Property Group, is an upscale regional mall in Atlanta, Georgia anchored by Belk, Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue. Located adjacent to its sister-mall Lenox Square, in the Buckhead district, Phipps has more than 100 specialty shops, five full-service restaurants, a food court, and a 14-screen AMC movie theater. Tenants include Roberto Coin, Elie Tahari, Intermix, Vince, Tory Burch, Bally, Valentino, Jimmy Choo, Gucci, Versace, Giorgio Armani, Hugo Boss, Wolford, United Colors of Benetton, Theory, Juicy Couture, Lucky Brand Jeans, Tiffany & Co.. Bottega Veneta recently announced that they will be opening a new boutique with a scheduled opening of late 2011.

In 1969, Phipps Plaza opened as the first multi-level mall in Atlanta, aiming to become the South's leading luxury shopping destination. The mall originally opened with two levels. Purchased by financier Ogden Phipps in 1966 for less than $600,000, the development was sold in 1992 to Simon Properties for $488 million. That year, in development as part of a $140 million renovation and expansion, Phipps added a third anchor, Parisian, a midscale department store based in Birmingham, AL, owned by the parent company of Saks Fifth Avenue, to its original anchors Saks Fifth Avenue and Lord & Taylor. The expansion would also add an 14 screen AMC theatre, a new food court, new elevators, and the addition of one new level. Phipps Plaza remains Atlanta's only Saks Fifth Avenue venue. The Lord & Taylor store would close it's Phipps Plaza location in 2004, due to financial issues that existed within the company. The store served as one of the original anchors for 35 years. The space was completely renovated to make way for Atlanta's third Nordstrom, which opened in March 2005. On August 2, 2006, it was announced that Belk was acquiring the Parisian chain of department stores, with the store being converted to the Belk name in the fall of 2007. The Belk store at Phipps Plaza has now been designated by Belk as one of four of their "flagship" stores and sells the company's signature couture. In February 2011, Merlin Entertainments announced that it would construct a Legoland Discovery Center at the mall. The $12 million facility, based on the Lego building toys, is expected to begin construction in July 2011 and open in March 2012.


Anchor stores
  • Nordstrom (Opened 1969 as Lord & Taylor, remodeled and reopened as Nordstrom in 2005, 153,740 sq ft (14,283 m 2).)
  • Belk (Opened 1992 as Parisian and converted to Belk in September 2007, 170,000 sq ft (16,000 m 2).)
  • Saks Fifth Avenue (Opened 1969, 148,645 sq ft (13,809.6 m 2).)

Former anchors
  • Lord & Taylor (Opened 1969 as Lord & Taylor, remodeled and reopened as Nordstroms in 2005)
  • Parisian (Opened 1992 as Parisian and converted to Belk in September 2007)

  • Davio's
  • Cafe Bistro at Nordstrom
  • The Grape
  • Johnny Rockets
  • The Tavern at Phipps
  • Twist Cafe

Building Activity

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