Cumberland Mall

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Cumberland Mall
Cumberland Mall, Cumberland, Georgia.JPG
Location Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Coordinates 33°52′51″N 84°28′06″W / 33.880810°N 84.468418°W / 33.880810; -84.468418
Latitude and Longitude:

33°52′51″N 84°28′06″W / 33.880810°N 84.468418°W / 33.880810; -84.468418
Opening dateAugust 8, 1973; 47 years ago (1973-08-08)
DeveloperCrow Carter Associates
Management Brookfield Properties Retail Group
OwnerBrookfield Properties Retail Group (51%), CBRE Group (49%)
No. of stores and services134
No. of anchor tenants3
Total retail floor area1,040,000 sq ft (97,000 m2).
No. of floors2 (3 in Macy's)

Cumberland Mall is a shopping mall in the Cumberland district of Metropolitan Atlanta near the suburbs of Smyrna and Vinings. It was the largest shopping mall in Georgia when it opened on August 8, 1973.


Cumberland Mall in Atlanta was the first four-anchor mall built in Georgia, and only the second such mall in the entire Southeastern United States. It was developed by Crow Carter & Company. The original anchors to the mall were Rich's, Davison's, Sears and JCPenney. [1]

Cumberland Mall remained one of the leading malls in the region for over a decade before Town Center Mall in Kennesaw opened in 1986. Cumberland Mall originally featured many distinct design elements to heighten the original mall experience, but as competition forced a major reshuffling of the mall, much of this was stripped away in the renovation of 1989. Some of the original tenants that were lost at this point were Magic Pan, McDonald's, Piccadilly Cafeteria and Cashin's Restaurant among others. One of the additions, however, was a food court, which had not existed previously.[ citation needed]

In 2003 Cumberland Mall lost its first anchor, Macy's (formerly Davison's). The vacant store resulted in a major redevelopment plan. The redevelopment included the demolition of the old Macys, which was replaced with a new mall entrance complete with an open-air wing. This mall has restaurants such as Buffalo Wild Wings, Maggiano's Little Italy, The Cheesecake Factory, P.F. Chang's China Bistro, Stoney River Legendary Steaks, and Ted's Montana Grill. Other changes included the demolition of the JCPenney, which planned to close its store, for the construction of a new Costco. The changes also included a complete interior renovation with new skylights and an expanded food court. These changes were planned to keep the mall competitive, even with only two traditional department stores remaining: Macy's (former Rich's) and Sears. All the renovations were completed in early 2007. In 2015, Sears Holdings spun off 235 of its properties, including the Sears at Cumberland Mall, into Seritage Growth Properties. [2] On March 11, 2015, Tomorrow's News Today - Atlanta detailed Kroger's plans to take over the upper level of Sears and reopen it as a 93,000-square-foot grocery store by the summer of 2016. [3] On January 12, 2016, Kroger announced that it was no longer coming to Cumberland Mall after all.[ citation needed] On August 22, 2018, Sears announced that it would be closing in November 2018 as part of a plan to close 46 stores nationwide. [4] After the store closed Costco and Macy’s are the remaining anchors left. As of Monday, June 8, 2020 Ted’s Montana Grill has officially closed its doors for good due to COVID-19 financial restraints; so now the only restaurants left are Buffalo Wild Wings, Maggianos Little Italy, The Cheesecake Factory, P.F. Chang’s Bistro, and Stoney River Legendary Steaks! On August 21, 2020, Dick's Sporting Goods and Golf Galaxy were added to the mall and replaced the upper level of the former Sears building, [5] along with Planet Fitness; which is opened on September 1, 2020. [6]

The mall is connected to the Cobb Galleria Centre via a pedestrian walkway that bridges Cobb Parkway.[ citation needed]

Current anchors

Upcoming anchors

Former anchors

  • Davison's (August 8, 1973-1986)
  • JCPenney (August 8, 1973-2005)
  • Rich's (August 8, 1973-March 6, 2005)
  • Sears (August 8, 1973-November 26, 2018)
Cumberland Mall in 2018

See also


  1. ^ "Cumberland attracts 200,000 shoppers in 1st week". The Atlanta Constitution. August 16, 1973. pp. 5S. Retrieved September 6, 2020.
  2. ^ "At Cumberland Mall - Seritage".
  3. ^ Zandman, Eli (11 March 2015). "Kroger in Talks to Enter Cumberland Mall". Tomorrow's News Today - Atlanta. Retrieved 11 March 2015.
  4. ^ "Here's the list of 46 more Sears, Kmart stores to close in late 2018". WCVB. 22 August 2018.
  5. ^ "[EXCLUSIVE] Round1 and Dick's to Headline Cumberland Mall Sears Replacements". Tomorrow's News Today - Atlanta. 30 July 2019. Retrieved 30 July 2019.
  6. ^ "[EXCLUSIVE] Planet Fitness stretches to Cumberland Mall". Tomorrow's News Today - Atlanta. 14 May 2020. Retrieved 14 May 2020.

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