Lower Roswell and Johnson Ferry Roads
If one lived in -or around- Atlanta during the 1970s and 1980s and blinked, they might have missed this shopping hub entirely. PARKAIRE MALL was built on an 18 acre site, formerly the Parkaire Field airport. The land parcel was located 15 miles north of Atlanta's Five Points, in unincorporated Cobb County.
The shopping center, which opened in the spring of 1974, was situated around an indoor ice rink. There was a single level of retail, with a Balcony along the south side of the structure. This upper level housed a restaurant, which overlooked the ice rink, and leased office spaces. PARKAIRE MALL housed approximately 144,000 leasable square feet.
PARKAIRE MALL was razed in 1986 and replaced with the PARKAIRE LANDING strip center. Like the mall which preceded it, PARKAIRE LANDING was anchored by Kroger. This new store encompassed 58,800 square feet. There was also a freestanding ice rink, the Marietta Ice Center, on the premises, but the new shopping complex did not include a cinema.
www.groceteria.com / "Parkaire Kroger" article / Submitted by Matt Burwick
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