AUGUSTA MALL in the year 2009. The original 500,000 square foot retail hub has been nearly tripled in size over the years. Its Promenade addition, dedicated in 2007, opened to much fanfare and confirmed the center's position as the preeminent shopping center in east Georgia.

On the opposite side of the coin we have The Garden City's other major shopping hub. REGENCY MALL opened in July 1978. It did well for a time, but was in a downward spiral by the mid-1990s; this brought on by competition from AUGUSTA MALL. REGENCY MALL was shuttered in 2002. Today, it sits decrepit and decaying, with little hope of revitalization.
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