Friday, January 8, 2016

"National Mattress Retailer" Planned for Decatur Gas Station Redevelopment

Chevron to shutter, be replaced by new development

The Chevron gas station located at 1486 Scott Boulevard near Suburban Plaza is slated to close this weekend. In its place, Mark Light of Lighthouse Realty Advisors plans to build a 6,000 square foot, multi-tenant center with 36 parking spaces.  

The property, located at the dynamic intersection of Medlock Road, North Decatur Road and Scott Boulevard, is close to both Suburban Plaza and Decatur Crossing, the new Fuqua Development project.  

Light, a 26 year veteran of the Atlanta real estate community as Vice President of M&P Shopping Centers, left the group in late 2014 and launched his own development company this past year.

The gas station property previously included a Hertz rental office which already relocated to Maple Street in Decatur within Maple Street Collision. The property is also home to "Cleaner 2 K," a dry cleaner, which is reportedly in the process of finding a new location.  

Sources tell me that a "national mattress retailer" has signed a lease for 4,000 square feet in the center.  A "national wireless carrier" is reportedly in lease negotiations for the remaining 2,000 square feet.  If, as I'd say it's safe to assume, the "national mattress retailer" ends up being Mattress Firm, it would be only a mile from the company's huge, SuperCenter/Clearance store at North Decatur and Clairmont Roads.  

An existing SunTrust ATM will reportedly be rebuilt and relocated as part of the new center.  

Plans call for demolition of the existing building in the coming weeks and for the construction of the new building to be completed in July or August of this year.  

Are you excited about the upcoming development?  Do you, as I do, wonder how in the world so many mattress stores are able to survive in this city?  What would you like to see open in the upcoming Decatur Crossing project?  

Please share your thoughts below.  

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

How about a restaurant like Zoe's? Casual but good. OR Highland Bakery.

Anonymous said...

OMG I am like SO excited for another Mattress Firm. Like I can't even!

Anonymous said...

Do you think they could get a nail salon with the mattress store and the cell phone store? Or even better, maybe a tanning salon. What would be super awesome would be a vape store. Not enough vape stores in Decatur.

Ham said...

The State/County should have bought this lot and built a roundabout at this intersection. Also, how is the hypothetical MARTA expansion going to fit into all the development at this intersection? I realize anything is probably decades away, but the last plan I saw called for rail going right through there.

Molly said...

Crap. Mattress Stores are the ugliest retail stores out there!

Anonymous said...

Highland Bakery is opening soon in downtown Decatur.

Anonymous said...

Why not leave the Chevron??

Anonymous said...

I hope they have fun with the environmental cleanup of this site before anything else can be built.

Anonymous said...

+1 to the idea of a roundabout!!!!

dervish said...

Maple Street Collision is on Maple Street in the City of Avondale Estates.

Kevinly Thoughts said...

I agree. A roundabout would the perfect solution for that crazy intersection.

Brandi said...

Wow. We were already getting concerned about the traffic on Scott when the apartment megaplex is built with Sprouts. It's a head-scratcher for us watching the air space, nooks and crannies being developed in Decatur.

Anonymous said...

Is this even in Decatur?

A said...

Pretty sure the due diligence, especially regarding environmental, was done before landing tenants and announcing redevelopment. Not all gas station properties have spillage

Anonymous said...

I think that roundabouts are only recommended (and useful) if traffic is not too heavy at an intersection. Thus, it works pretty well at Emory (N. Decatur and Oxford I think), and in town Brookhaven. Would be a cluster at an intersection with constant, substantial flow of traffic.

I don't even understand the point of the ones in Washington DC, which require traffic lights, and then there are 3 or 4 lanes inside the circle, which is confusing.

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Anonymous said...

Trader Joe's! I can't believe we don't have one in Decatur yet. It's a perfect market.

Anonymous said...

Mattress Stores have a 100% mark up and gas stations barely have a 10% mark up

Anonymous said...

Decatur - looking more and more like Florida every day.

Anonymous said...

Lame with a capital L.

Anonymous said...

How much retail does Decatur need? There is the dead N. Dekalb Mall sitting on acres of asphalt and on top of that we have the Decatur Crossing project, Walmart and now a mattress retailer of all things! Are these builders and developers out of their freaking puny minds?