An Atlanta city councilwoman is hosting a virtual discussion Tuesday about the future of Greenbriar Mall and the surrounding communities in southwest Atlanta.
The talk is hosted by Councilwoman Marci Collier Overstreet, who represents the area, and will feature Eloisa Klementich, the president and CEO of Invest Atlanta, the city’s economic development arm.
The mall has been an anchor of the southwest Atlanta community for years, but large retailers have left the shopping center in recent years. Earlier this year, Macy’s announced it was closing its store at Greenbriar.
The mall, which opened in 1965, was designed by John Portman and was the birthplace of the modern food court concept, with Chick-fil-A opening its first restaurant ever there in 1967. It has survived many setbacks over the years as other large anchors have left.
The discussion, scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 3 p.m., is titled “Saving Greenbriar,” according to a flyer for the event. Residents can register for the discussion online.