Moores Mill Village at Bolton Road and Marietta Boulevard has been targeted for redevelopmentfor over 3 years, and it looks like things might finally be headed in the right direction. Long time tenant CVS Pharmacy closed their inline location in 2008 and opened a new free standing pharmacy in place of a Value Village thrift store in 2009. Now Family Dollar, another longtime tenant of the center, is leaving to relocate to a new facility across the street. My guess is this movement is a sign that progress is being made behind the scenes and that resolution of the fate of the center may be near.
Family Dollar plans to construct a new location at 2344 Marietta Boulevard, basically across the street from the current location. I visited the Family Dollar store and was told by a store employee that although she was originally told the new store would be open in January, she was more recently told March. Given the store has yet to be built, it may be closer to late spring.
Columbia, South Carolina based Edens
& Avant wants to redevelop the aging Moores Mill Village shopping center and hopes to demolish it next year to make way for what had previously been announced as a Publix-anchored shopping center. One of the major sticking points for the project is the developer's request for TAD funding. Another issue is the odor from the nearby water treatment plant, an odor that at times is quite pungent. The project was originally slated to begin construction in 2010 but has been stalled.
Edens is also responsible for the redevelopment of Toco Hills in DeKalb county and Merchants Walk in Cobb county. The group also owns Lenox Marketplace in Buckhead, home to Target and Dick's Sporting Goods, among others.
A former bank and old McDonald's lie not far from the center and perhaps could themselves see renewed interest if the new center finally takes shape.
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