Sunday, April 21, 2024

[ALERT] Value Village Is Closing Three More Atlanta Stores, Everything Now 75% Off!

Value Village, a local thrift store that claims to be "A Treasurer Hunter's Paradise" and once had more than a dozen locations around metro Atlanta, will soon close three more stores leaving the group with just seven stores in operation.  

The organization announced via Facebook in recent days that they are having a 50% off, later increased to 75%, sale at Value Village stores in Atlanta, Sugar Hill, and Douglasville.  Although not explicit in their post, we visited the stores to confirm that the sale is to clear the stores to close them permanently.  

The stores that are closing are located at:

1899 Metropolitan Parkway in Atlanta

4450 Nelson Brogdon Boulevard in Sugar Hill 

3150 Highway 5 in Douglasville

The three closures come on the heels of other Value Village closures in recent years including stores on Cobb Parkway in Marietta between The Big Chicken and White Water, and Roswell Road in Alpharetta across from the former Andretti Indoor Karting & Games.  Value Village was forced to shut its longstanding Moreland Avenue store down in 2021 after being a neighborhood landmark since 1972.  Controversial developer Empire Communities replaced the dated shopping center with several hundred housing units and new retail space.  

The Metropolitan Parkway store is within a generally poorly maintained shopping center and there is no indication that any other tenants in the center are closing.  The Douglasville store occupies a freestanding building, while the Sugar Hill store occupies an anchor space within a moderately well-maintained center with again no indication that other tenants are leaving or that a redevelopment is planned.  

Value Village has also in recent years been forced to relocate some of its stores as they did with stores along Memorial Drive in Decatur and on Browns Bridge Road in Gainesville.  The group did not indicate if they plan to seek new sites for the three stores that are actively liquidating.  

Following the closures the group will continue to operate the following stores in metro Atlanta, according to its website:

3857 Lawrenceville Highway, Tucker

4749 Jonesboro Road, Forest Park

1416 Dogwood Drive, Conyers

2281 Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville

7055-A Highway 85, Riverdale

2280 Main Street E., Snellville

3435 Memorial Drive, Decatur

Value Village is, of course, one of several thrift store operators in metro Atlanta.  Another, Park Avenue Thrift, has seven stores in metro Atlanta plus one outlet in Lawrenceville, too.  The most dominant player, however, is Goodwill Industries and their Atlanta affiliate, Goodwill of North Georgia, which operates seventy stores across the northern portion of the state.  Goodwill's size and success enables them to pay for more expensive and in some cases, ground-up construction for their stores, putting smaller operators like Value Village at a significant disadvantage.  

Signs at the Metropolitan Parkway Value Village indicate that the store is slated to close as of Sunday, April 28.  

Are you a fan of Value Village?  What is your favorite Atlanta area thrift store?  What is the best thing you have ever found at a thrift store?

Please share your thoughts below  


Anonymous said...

I found some great buys at VV when they were on Marietta Blvd near the Water Works. High end labels and in great condition for pennies on the dollar.

Anonymous said...

I have shopped at VV and found lots of great items there. I think they should think about building one here in Newnan, Ga. They have lots of vacant buildings here on hwy 34 that would be perfect for them. And lots of traffic!

Anonymous said...

I was a regular shopper at the Hwy 5 Douglasville location. The people were always friendly & I am sorry to see them go. I got a lot of useful items at Value Village, the store will be missed.

Anonymous said...

so sad :( i have loved value village buford for like 20 years !

Anonymous said...

I love Value Village, I can't imagine why they are closing. I love buying used things. It saves money and you can get great stuff at a good and decent price.

Anonymous said...

I know, let’s put a VV in the perimeter! Former Wells Fargo bank building on Ashford Dunwoody would be perfect. Wait a minute I started out being sarcastic because of the high dollar Real estate corridor, but then I remembered there’s a goodwill at a very expensive address on perimeter center next to REI. I guess thrift is more profitable than one would think. Let’s see they acquire inventory for free and no matter what they sell it for. It’s 100% margin no wonder they got bookoos of locations. I did once get some good vinyl albums at Goodwill for about a dollar each, all 70s rock ‘n’ roll, disco and Motown, they only had a couple of scratches. I was so excited, I was willing to risk The scratches. if nothing else I inadvertently purchased really cool album artwork! Nevertheless, all the records turned out OK for the most part. Seriously, I think only Goodwill has the scale to be able to afford the perimeter market. No Value Village for you!

Anonymous said...

Please do not give Greedwill of North Georgia any free promotion. The stuff that happens in those stores to their employees infringes in human rights violations. They do nothing to help the community but take ppl's donations for big profits and split it between the execs. As they have made a system that does not allow bonus sharing with lower level.aasocuates and store management.

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Anonymous said...

Megusta comprar en la value village en douglasville ga no es justo q cierren su tienda

Anonymous said...

Hate to break it to you but value village does the same thing. Different crap same toilet.

Anonymous said...

And the crap is on the panties they sell

Anonymous said...

They only gave employees at the Douglasville store 10 days notice even though it was revealed the store location had been for sale for at least 6 months. Highly unprofessional!

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