Dekalb County's third enclosed mall opened for business in 1969. It had been added to a freestanding Woolco discount department store. In its original state, the complex encompassed approximately 345,000 leasable square feet.

BUFORD-CLAIRMONT MALL morphed into OUTLET SQUARE, an "off-price shopping center", in late 1983. This incarnation had run its course by the mid-1990s. The complex re-emerged as ATLANTA ORIENTAL MALL in early 1997. The concept of a "vibrant Oriental bazaar" failed to catch on and the Asian-themed mall was shuttered in late 1998.