North DeKalb Mall Today
By 2007 North Dekalb Mall was struggling. Taco Bell and Johnny Rockets had closed and traffic at the mall continued to decline despite Park N' Ride services being established for employees of Emory University. Although North Dekalb Mall is located in proximity to several affluent areas including Druid Hills, Decatur, and Avondale Estates, it continues to struggle to find new tenants with certain spaces now vacant for over a year. The establishment of nearby superstores, along with current management's inability to draw in potentially high traffic tenants that have settled in other nearby facilities, continue to hinder the mall's viability.
Hendon Properties, which bought the mall for $25 million (USD) in 2003, is planning on bringing a Costco to the mall. Part of the original plan (2005) for the Costco was to build a parking deck over the flood plain at the rear of the mall, but that plan has been dropped due to opposition from neighborhood groups. Recent news articles report Costco will be finally added to the mall, without the parking deck.
Macy's (Former Rich's Store)
Burlington Coat Factory