Lenox Square, owned by the Simon Property Group, is a shopping mall located in the Buckhead neighborhood of Atlanta, Georgia, in the United States. It was the first major shopping mall in Georgia and with its sister property Phipps Plaza is considered one of the premier shopping destinations of the Americas.
In the early 1970s, Lenox Square was enclosed to compete with the newer enclosed malls that had opened in the region. The enclosure of the mall was undertaken in tandem with the construction of a new wing, which included Georgia's first and only Neiman Marcus. A Franklin Simon & Co. store was also located at the mall. A second expansion was completed in 1980 that added a three-level section at the back of the mall and a food court, as well as a connection to MARTA's Lenox transit station that opened after service to an extension of the transit system's Northeast Line commenced in December 1984. Davison's name was replaced in 1985 with the name Davison's/Macy's and then finally just Macy's in 1986.
In 1995, the mall opened its largest expansion yet, adding a second story above the original one-level section. The expansion made Lenox Square, at the time, the largest shopping center in the Southeast, with 1.5 million square feet (140,000m²) divided among 240 stores and restaurants.
The area around Lenox has grown immensely in the past 50 years, and now includes many high-rise buildings which are in essence low skyscrapers. Some of these are very expensive condos, while others are offices. A two-story Target store sits across from Lenox at Lenox Plaza, connected inside via escalators and elevators designed for shopping carts as well as shoppers, and having checkouts on both levels at the exits to a parking deck. The Sembler Company was the developer. While this is common in densely-packed cities like New York, this is extremely rare in mostly low-density areas like metro Atlanta.
Traffic levels around Lenox are high and the streets are confusing for those unfamiliar with the area. Georgia 400 (a tollway to the north, and freeway south to nearby Interstate 85) opened in 1993, restricting traffic to and from the west after it cut many existing roads. However, the buc (Buckhead Uptown Connection), the free shuttle bus service around Buckhead is available, supported voluntarily by a self-taxing district (Buckhead CID) which includes Lenox, and by GRTA and other agencies. The Peachtree Streetcar initiative would also extend free or low-fare streetcars to Lenox in the north, through midtown and downtown, to a proposed mixed-use redevelopment around historic Fort McPherson, south.
Lenox Square also offers larger volume/capacity or flagship versions of the following stores:
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New retail ventures add momentum to energy in Atlanta: Lenox Square holds grand opening; Kuppenheimer's opens largest unit.(Kuppenheimer's works quickly under new management)
Nov 22, 1995; ATLANTA (FNS) - There's a lot of action in Atlanta. The enthusiasm for the city which will play host to the 1996 Summer Olmpic...
THE MELDING OF ATLANTA'S TWO MOST UPSCALE MALLS NEW OWNER OF LENOX SQUARE AND PHIPPS PLAZA MAKING IT EASIER TO CROSS-SHOP BOTH VENUES.
Mar 02, 1998; ATLANTA -- The green shuttle bus that began running between Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza in January is the most obvious evidence...