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 center's stores were built in a circle surrounding an indoor ice rink. The structure consisted of a single level, with a mezzanine floor on its east end. This housed a restaurant -overlooking the ice rink- and leased office spaces. The complex housed approximately 142,900 square feet and opened in the spring of 1974.
PARKAIRE MALL was razed in 1986 and replaced with the PARKAIRE LANDING strip center, which was completed in 1987. As with the preceding shopping center, PARKAIRE LANDING is anchored by a Kroger, this new store encompassing 58,800 square feet. There is also a freestanding ice rink -the Marietta Ice Center- on the premises, but the shopping complex does not feature a cinema.
www.groceteria.com / "Parkaire Kroger" article / Submitted by Matt Burwick
Cobb County Georgia Tax Assessor website