Magazine article Nation's Cities Weekly

Atlanta Offers Great Shopping to CoC Attendees

Magazine article Nation's Cities Weekly

Atlanta Offers Great Shopping to CoC Attendees

Article excerpt

If shopping is on your agenda in December while you're attending the 2001 Congress of Cities Convention, then Atlanta is the place to be.

The capital of the new south boasts some of the region's most exquisite shopping facilities for whatever you want to purchase.

The city's most popular shopping malls are located in Buckhead, an area known as the Beverly Hills of the South.

Lenox Square mall, at 3393 Peachtree Road, features hundreds of upscale, glitzy shops. The mall is anchored by Neiman Marcus, Macy's and Rich's, multiple movie theaters, and a wide variety of places to eat that range from restaurants such as Brasserie Le Coze and Tomtom to a diverse food court with a mouth-watering array of choices.

The Shoppers' Chauffeur, a complimentary service, shuttles visitors between Lenox and another popular shoppers paradise known as Phipps Plaza, located across Peachtree Road. Together the two malls have 340 retail shops and stores.

Phipps Plaza was recently named among the best of the South by Southern Living magazine's Readers' Choice Awards. This up-scale shopping center is anchored by Lord & Taylor, Parisian, and Saks Fifth Avenue. Phipps Plaza is also home to more than 100 specialty stores, four restaurants and a 14-screen AMC theatre.

The mall's interior and architectural design has prompted many to call it the new "Jewel of the South." Designed by one of Atlanta's premier architectural firms, Thompson, Ventulett, Stainback & Associates, the architecture of Phipps' $140 million renovation and expansion (completed in 1992) was created to mirror the interior of a grand Southern hotel or mansion. …

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