2. The Northlake Mall Parisian will
become a Belk. All Parisian stores were bought by Belk.
3. The former Lazyboy store
space that closed in the Publix shopping center off Lavista
has been leased to a new tenant. The owner of the shopping center said
that everyone would be happy with the new tenant. The same company also
owns the complex with the Michael's and Blue Ribbon Grill as well as the
complex that has the Fed Ex Kinkos. He said they are all leased up and do
not have a problem finding good tenants.
4. The individuals that bought the old
Olive Garden building
to turn the building into a "Gentlemen's Club" (strip club). The use was
denied by the County commission due to government building close by and
the owners apologized to the community at the meeting and revealed their
intention to make it an "Upscale Sports Bar".
5. An overlay district was discussed
for the Tucker/Northlake area to assure that no Strip clubs or other
undesirable business would be allowed to operate in the areas discussed.
6. A new Tax Allocation District was
discussed similar to the one in place for Perimeter Mall as well as the
Community Improvement Districts that
are already in place and funded for The city of Tucker and the Northlake
7. There are plans in the works to build a new and larger Tucker
High School on the same land the current
school exists. Plans are preliminary at this point and not much is known.
8. The former Cafe on Main restaurant that became
"Camp" closed due to Camp was trying to be an upscale Dinner
restaurant but could not obtain a liquor license due to a Church that
occupies space across the street.
9. Northlake Mall is managed by Simon which also manages Perimeter
and Lenox. Simon has hired a new individual to
manage Northlake Mall. The individuals name is John Baker.
10. The Seimens plant at Northlake
closed recently and the jobs went to Mexico and/or Brazil.
11. The Northlake Medical Center
closed as well. A physician group is looking into purchasing the building
and continuing the efforts there.
12. The Northlake Inn that has daily
and weekly rates is planning to renovate and become an Assisted Living
facility. Architects have drawn up the plans and the owner is gathering
13. City Hood for Tucker was
14. Law enforcement as well as education
were touched on. Quality schools = Higher property values.
15. Regarding quality redevelopment and
Revitalization of the Tucker/Northlake area: there was a
discussion that individuals in the area would like more desirable
restaurants and shopping opportunities. The former manager of Northlake
Mall expressed to me in the past and the current owner of the three
shopping centers around Northlake expressed that they want those kinds of
tenants as well! The way for us to get better quality businesses into our
area is to e-mail and call those businesses and let them know we would
support them if they opened a business in our area. If we want REI, Liz
Claiborne, Macaroni Grill, and other quality businesses we have to let
them know we are here. An e-mail campaign has begun. Please think of
some stores you would like to see in the area and
let them know we are here!
The panel was great except no police or code enforcement personnel were in
attendance. There were three County Commissioners represented, our State
House and State senate representatives were in attendance as well as many
other local and county leadership. I think we are all on to something as
long as action is taken on all our parts and the status of items is
followed up on in the next meeting.
For more information on some of the organizations and activities going on
in the Tucker/Northlake area go to...
There are links on the left side of the homepage for other civic
Groups: Tucker Notices
- Notifies when there is news or announcements and
Tucker Discussions - Which is a message
board to post opinions and communicate with one another.
let me know if you have any questions...
Referrals from family,
friends and customers are the greatest compliments that I can ever