Loehmann’s Plaza Being Redeveloped Into ‘Brighten Park’

The Fresh Market specialty grocer to anchor redeveloped shopping center.

The Fresh Market specialty grocer to anchor redeveloped shopping center.

Regency Centers Corporation, an operator and developer of grocery-anchored shopping centers, announced plans Monday to redevelop the former Loehmann’s Plaza in Atlanta, and rename it Brighten Park.

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Regency has secured a lease with The Fresh Market to anchor the development at the intersection of North Druid Hills and Briarcliff Roads, as the specialty grocer’s thirteenth Georgia location.

“The redevelopment of the former Loehmann’s Plaza signals a fresh start for this center,” Andre Koleszar, Vice President and Regional Officer at Regency, said in the announcement.

“We are excited about the new direction we’re taking with the unique and vibrant addition for the North Druid Hills neighborhood.”

The Fresh Market will occupy the 24,400-square-foot space formerly belonging to Loehmann’s, joining a tenant mix that includes Panera Bread, Starbucks, and Zoe’s Kitchen. The center has over 62,000 square feet of available space, according to Regency’s website. Additional tenants to the center will be announced as deals are signed, according to the announcement.

The center is getting an “innovative look” with improved facades and signage as well as aesthetic upgrades that include LED lighting for better visibility and lower energy consumption.

Construction will begin this month, and continue through January 2015.

What other restaurants and retailers do you want to see open at Brighten? Leave your thoughts in the comments!


Caleb J. Spivak

Caleb J. Spivak (CJS) is the Founder of What Now Media Group, Inc., the publisher of What Now Atlanta and What Now Los Angeles.
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6 years ago

I wonder if they’ll do anything to fix the parking…it’s striped super tight right now and a real pain to get into and out of the parking spots.

6 years ago

I hope that they put in a couple boutiques. More of a retail clothing store- TJ max or Marshall’s, maybe Ross? , better than a used clothing store. A cellphone place other than metro pcs. I still think that the restaurnant choices could be a little better, I get asked by my customers where can they go to eat with more vegetarian options. The parking lot NEED TO BE IMPROVED, still. It is bananas coming in and out. That one traffic light is not going to solve everything. I work over at the plaza. Try pulling out on the Moe’s… Read more »

6 years ago

Fortune Cookie must stay!!!!

5 years ago
Reply to  Marc

Yes…Fortune Cookie must stay!!! I attended Briarcliff high school in the 8O’s.
Excited about the renovations, much needed in the area.

Traffic light is a MUST. Waffle house…NO! TJ Maxx or Marshalls…sounds GOOD! Boutiques…YES!!

6 years ago

I wish we would get a Chop’t. They have them in many other cool cities and it’s a great lunch time / any time option!!

Fat Alex
6 years ago

They should put a Cinnabon, We Buy Gold, pawn shop, and Sizzler up in that beeyotch.

6 years ago

Thrift store , plus size clothing store, waffle house , more restaurants, shoe store and bingo hall where you can win gift cards to restaurants ( no gambling ).

5 years ago

El Torero must stay!!!

5 years ago

Yes…a Marshalls, TJ Max, Home Goods or even a DSW store would be great !!

5 years ago

A massage parlor. Tattoo/piercing studio. 24 hour naked fitness.

5 years ago

Be sure to keep Dance 101! The restaurants are perfect for hungry dancers!

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