Hartsfield-Jackson rushing to revamp shops as mayor’s term nears end

Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is putting more than 80 retail spots up for grabs around the domestic terminal and concourses.

Officials say they aim for a “very aggressive” schedule to award the contracts in October and execute leases in December — just before Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed’s term ends in January 2018.

The tight time frame for businesses to submit proposals has generated concern among some retailers that want a chance at airport locations.

To read more on why the city is rushing the process and how much business is generated by shops at the world’s busiest airport, get the full story on MyAJC.com.

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