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  1. Agreed! From what I could remember, Parisian opened up in ‘93 and was the answer to Lenox Square’s Rich’s (now Macy’s) since the mall was ultra exclusive and had a task to tone down the tonier image of Phipps with other stores like Niketown and AMC theaters. Lord and Taylor’s store at Phipps was the answer to what Saks Fifth Avenue couldn’t provide—affordable luxury. The mistake that L&T made with many of its stores is that it expanded into suburban malls that couldn’t support luxury retail. The North Point and Mall of Georgia L&Ts should have never existed IMO. However, when Parisian was sold to Belk, the company let the store play out because they knew the 25 year old lease at a premier retail center was quite high to break at the time. Belk resonates more with customers in the Carolinas, as Macy’s and other brands weren’t there around the late 90s and earlier. So yeah, they knew the store wouldn’t be comparable to its Charlotte flagship, but they tried their best to fool the public with the title “flagship,” although the store and its merchandise suffered greatly after it changed from Parisian to Belk. Sorry for being so long winded! I have so much retail/corporate real estate interests. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Thanks for waking up this thread! Simon owns the parcel in which the Belk (old Parisian) store sat. They realize that by subdividing the parcel into smaller segments that could generate more money (Nobu hotel, Lifetime Fitness, and other smaller stores/concepts), there wasn’t much of a reason to renew Belk’s lease once it expired. Department stores aren’t the cash cows they once used to be. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Thought this place was no longer a thing! Does anyone know what’s going next to Agency Socialtheque at Phipps!? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Is this thread still a thing?? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Mall of Georgia

    First weekend that Nordstrom's replacement, Von Maur, opened. It's a pretty nice store. Definitely see it fitting in with MOG and providing bits and pieces of Lord and Taylor, Parisian, and Nordstrom all in one store. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. I was imagining that the new Phipps Plaza streetscape would look more like the one in Isthyne Park in Istanbul, Turkey. Am I the only one who had such high hopes/expectations for this place? And what's up with the rest of the exterior? I'm so baffled at how Simon leaves the rest of the mall stuck in the early 1990s, calling Phipps Plaza a shopping destination. Where is Macerich (Tysons Corner Center), Westfield or GGP to save this? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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