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What Should Land Next at Parkaire?

One of East Cobb's best-known shopping centers has some vacancies. What would you like to see fill them up?

Located on the site of an old airfield when East Cobb was mostly rural, Parkaire Landing Shopping Center has undergone several overhauls over the years. 

The original Parkaire Mall complex was enclosed and included an ice skating rink that was popular in the 1970s, while the Atlanta Flames were playing in the National Hockey League. 

The Flames left for Calgary in 1980 and Parkaire was eclipsed by other, larger malls that were opening in metro Atlanta. In 1986 Parkaire building was torn down and replaced a year by Parkaire Landing. 

A Kroger store was was part of the first Parkaire complex, which contained nearly 143,000 square feet of space. Parkaire Landing is much smaller, currently with around 58,000 square feet. 

The Kroger has been remodeled and in February 2010 the former Merchants Walk library branch moved in and was renamed the East Cobb Library. The Marietta Ice Center is located in a separate building behind the main edifice. 

Those are the anchor features of Parkaire Landing, which includes a Ted's Montana Grill, Johnny's New York Pizza, a UPS store and a Dollar Tree store.

Other businesses include a Sakahara Sushi restaurant, a Weight Watchers location, an Enterprise Rent A Car location and more recently, La Vida Massage. 

But quite a number of small store space remains available, mostly in the main building. There's only one shop, a SportClips location, between the Kroger and the library. And there's ample space between the library and the Dollar Tree. 

What other businesses would you like to see come to Parkaire Landing? Please let us know in the comments.

Karla February 21, 2012 at 03:00 PM
An Irish pub would be great. Something like Meehans...something nice. A local bakery too.
DENNIS DAUGHERTY February 21, 2012 at 09:43 PM
I VOTE FOR A GOOD OLD BIKER BAR! YOU KNOW A PLACE WERE YOU CAN DRINK A COLD BEER WITH YOUR BUDS AND SWAP LIES!
Christina harlan April 18, 2012 at 11:27 AM
love the idea of a bakery!
Mike Holzknecht April 18, 2012 at 11:50 PM
The Brazilian Bakery on Powers Ferry is great. Great Cakes, pastries, coffee, sandwiches, and other exotic tasty things Brazilian. Other bakeries in the area that might be invited are Kroger's, Publix, Whole Foods. McIntyre bakery in Smyrna is good but they don't do coffee or sandwiches. Rev Coffee shop on Spring road is okay for coffee and snacks but it is no bakery. There is a lovely bakery diagonally across HWY 41 from The Big Chicken.
larry williamson April 25, 2012 at 01:33 AM
williamson bros.barbq would be great!

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