Chamblee Plaza opened in 1960. Even today, people reminisce about Elliot’s Barber Shop, Plaza Sportswear, Woolworth's, Revco Drugs, Radio Shack, and Athens Pizza. TRINITY Development Group (www.TRINITYDevelopment.net) acquired the 20 acre property in 2012 with a mission to redevelop Chamblee Plaza into a city center that will connect people with local businesses.
David Henzlik (http://chambleebusinessassociation.com/?
Chamblee-based TRINITY owns and manages retail centers and student housing communities throughout the Southeast and West. Understanding that TRINITY’s philosophy is to explore and identify niches inside existing markets, creating unrealized or unseen opportunity, Chamblee Plaza was right in their sweet spot.
“Chamblee Plaza is located on one of the hottest developing corridors in North Atlanta,” Vince Riggio, the founding partner of Trinity, said. “I’m excited about redeveloping Chamblee Plaza into a retail center that will draw people not only from Chamblee, but also Brookhaven, the Windsor Parkway corridor, Dunwoody, Sandy Springs and Doraville, with high quality local, regional, and national retailers, mixed with family entertainment and dining. We’ll do extensive landscaping, and will work closely with the city of Chamblee to ensure our redevelopment plans are in keeping with their vision for Chamblee as ‘A City on the Right Track!’”
To best ensure meeting and exceeding the wants, needs, desires of local citizens in their redevelopment of Chamblee Plaza, TRINITY held a Town Hall Meeting last September that exceeded their expectations, not only for attendance and input from attendees, but also for an energy and enthusiasm that signaled a strong desire to work together towards a common objective. An outgrowth was formation of a Blue Ribbon Panel comprised of seven local area residents to assist TRINITY with their redevelopment plans. This group has met six times over a period of three months, providing valuable input into the design of a retail center with high quality local, regional, and national retailers, mixed with family entertainment and dining.
2nd Chamblee Redevelopment Project in the works!
In addition to Chamblee Plaza another large Chamblee property is being re-born. Make plans to attend the March Chamblee Business Association Business Meeting (http://chambleebusinessassociation.com/?
CBA Business Meetings
CBA meetings are open to the public and all are encouraged to attend. The meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month at the Chamblee Civic Center, at 3540 Broad St. in Chamblee. Doors open at 7:30 a.m. and the program begins at 8 a.m. There is no charge for first-time guests; the cost for returning guests is $10 and $5 for members. A continental breakfast will be served.
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