Metro Atlanta’s malls are a significant part of its hospitality industry, which racks up billions of dollars in business.

But the health of those malls has been in flux for years, and experts said in 2014 that a third were thriving and a third were struggling.

Here's a look back at many of those malls through the years: their construction, grand openings and more.

Take a look back at the evolution of Lenox Mall, the opening of Arbor Place and the many — many — changing fashions.

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Construction on Lenox Square mall, which began in 1957 before its 1959 opening.

Credit: AJC

Construction on Lenox Square mall, which began in 1957 before its 1959 opening.

Credit: AJC

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Construction on Lenox Square mall, which began in 1957 before its 1959 opening.

Credit: AJC

Credit: AJC

Construction on Lenox Square mall, which began in 1957 before its 1959 opening. (AJC)

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Lenox Square mall officials celebrate its grand opening in 1959.

Credit: Hugh Stovall/AJC 1959

Lenox Square mall officials celebrate its grand opening in 1959.

Credit: Hugh Stovall/AJC 1959

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Lenox Square mall officials celebrate its grand opening in 1959.

Credit: Hugh Stovall/AJC 1959

Credit: Hugh Stovall/AJC 1959

Lenox Square mall officials celebrate its grand opening in 1959. (Photo Credit: Hugh Stovall/ AJC 1959)

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Lenox Square mall, in Buckhead, circa 1972.

Credit: AJC

Lenox Square mall, in Buckhead, circa 1972.

Credit: AJC

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Lenox Square mall, in Buckhead, circa 1972.

Credit: AJC

Credit: AJC

Lenox Square mall, in Buckhead, circa 1972. (AJC)

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Lenox Square mall, in Buckhead, on Aug. 4, 1959.

Credit: Contributed

Lenox Square mall, in Buckhead, on Aug. 4, 1959.

Credit: Contributed

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Lenox Square mall, in Buckhead, on Aug. 4, 1959.

Credit: Contributed

Credit: Contributed

Lenox Square mall, in Buckhead, on Aug. 4, 1959. (Contributed)

ExploreAtlanta in the 1960s, buildings and skyline
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Aerial view of the Lenox Square Mall area, Atlanta, Georgia, September 1968. 1968-09 Original caption: "Atlanta's Lenox area: The scene of shopping centers and high-rise office buildings in rapidly growing area. Phipps Plaza, with Saks Fifth Avenue store (foreground), rising across Peachtree Road from Lenox Square (foreground)." Photo: Marion Crowe

Aerial view of the Lenox Square Mall area, Atlanta, Georgia, September 1968. 1968-09 Original caption: "Atlanta's Lenox area: The scene of shopping centers and high-rise office buildings in rapidly growing area. Phipps Plaza, with Saks Fifth Avenue store (foreground), rising across Peachtree Road from Lenox Square (foreground)." Photo: Marion Crowe

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Aerial view of the Lenox Square Mall area, Atlanta, Georgia, September 1968. 1968-09 Original caption: "Atlanta's Lenox area: The scene of shopping centers and high-rise office buildings in rapidly growing area. Phipps Plaza, with Saks Fifth Avenue store (foreground), rising across Peachtree Road from Lenox Square (foreground)." Photo: Marion Crowe

Phipps Plaza (in the foreground) and Lenox Square mall, in Buckhead, in September 1968. (AJC 1968)

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Teenagers playing video games at Cumberland Mall, in Cobb County, on June 23, 1978.

Credit: Jerome McClendon/AJC 1978

Teenagers playing video games at Cumberland Mall, in Cobb County, on June 23, 1978.

Credit: Jerome McClendon/AJC 1978

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Teenagers playing video games at Cumberland Mall, in Cobb County, on June 23, 1978.

Credit: Jerome McClendon/AJC 1978

Credit: Jerome McClendon/AJC 1978

Teenagers playing video games at Cumberland Mall, in Cobb County, on June 23, 1978. (Jerome McClendon/ AJC 1978)

ExplorePhotos: Atlanta and Georgia in the 1970s
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Cumberland Mall, in Cobb County, in 1973.

Credit: AJC 1973

Cumberland Mall, in Cobb County, in 1973.

Credit: AJC 1973

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Cumberland Mall, in Cobb County, in 1973.

Credit: AJC 1973

Credit: AJC 1973

Cumberland Mall, in Cobb County, in 1973. (AJC 1973)

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Cumberland Mall, in Cobb County, on Feb. 7, 1997.

Credit: John Spink

Cumberland Mall, in Cobb County, on Feb. 7, 1997.

Credit: John Spink

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Cumberland Mall, in Cobb County, on Feb. 7, 1997.

Credit: John Spink

Credit: John Spink

Cumberland Mall, in Cobb County, on Feb. 7, 1997. (John Spink)

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A mother and her son cross the long-awaited pedestrian bridge linking Cumberland Mall with the Cobb Galleria Centre on Jan. 9, 1998.

Credit: Andy Sharp/AJC 1998

A mother and her son cross the long-awaited pedestrian bridge linking Cumberland Mall with the Cobb Galleria Centre on Jan. 9, 1998.

Credit: Andy Sharp/AJC 1998

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A mother and her son cross the long-awaited pedestrian bridge linking Cumberland Mall with the Cobb Galleria Centre on Jan. 9, 1998.

Credit: Andy Sharp/AJC 1998

Credit: Andy Sharp/AJC 1998

A mother and her son cross the long-awaited pedestrian bridge linking Cumberland Mall with the Cobb Galleria Centre on Jan. 9, 1998. (Andy Sharp/ AJC 1998)

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Cumberland Mall, in Cobb County, on May 9, 2003.

Credit: Andy Sharp/AJC 2003

Cumberland Mall, in Cobb County, on May 9, 2003.

Credit: Andy Sharp/AJC 2003

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Cumberland Mall, in Cobb County, on May 9, 2003.

Credit: Andy Sharp/AJC 2003

Credit: Andy Sharp/AJC 2003

Cumberland Mall, in Cobb County, on May 9, 2003. (Andy Sharp/ AJC 2003)

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Shoppers in Cumberland Mall in Cobb County on Jan. 16, 2014.

Credit: Hyosub Shin

Shoppers in Cumberland Mall in Cobb County on Jan. 16, 2014.

Credit: Hyosub Shin

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Shoppers in Cumberland Mall in Cobb County on Jan. 16, 2014.

Credit: Hyosub Shin

Credit: Hyosub Shin

Shoppers in Cumberland Mall in Cobb County on Jan. 16, 2014. (Hyosub Shin)

ExploreMore historical photos of Atlanta over the years
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North Point Mall construction in Fulton County on Feb. 5, 1993.

Credit: Kimberly Smith/AJC 1993

North Point Mall construction in Fulton County on Feb. 5, 1993.

Credit: Kimberly Smith/AJC 1993

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North Point Mall construction in Fulton County on Feb. 5, 1993.

Credit: Kimberly Smith/AJC 1993

Credit: Kimberly Smith/AJC 1993

North Point Mall construction in Fulton County on Feb. 5, 1993. (Kimberly Smith/ AJC 1993)

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Workers on July 29, 1971, on a lunch break during the construction of Perimeter Mall, in DeKalb County, as it nears its opening.

Credit: Joe McTyre/AJC 1971

Workers on July 29, 1971, on a lunch break during the construction of Perimeter Mall, in DeKalb County, as it nears its opening.

Credit: Joe McTyre/AJC 1971

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Workers on July 29, 1971, on a lunch break during the construction of Perimeter Mall, in DeKalb County, as it nears its opening.

Credit: Joe McTyre/AJC 1971

Credit: Joe McTyre/AJC 1971

Workers on July 29, 1971, on a lunch break during the construction of Perimeter Mall, in DeKalb County, as it nears its opening. (Joe McTyre/ AJC 1971)

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The opening of Arbor Place Mall in Douglas County on Oct. 13, 1999.

Credit: Andy Sharp/AJC 1999

The opening of Arbor Place Mall in Douglas County on Oct. 13, 1999.

Credit: Andy Sharp/AJC 1999

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The opening of Arbor Place Mall in Douglas County on Oct. 13, 1999.

Credit: Andy Sharp/AJC 1999

Credit: Andy Sharp/AJC 1999

The opening of Arbor Place Mall in Douglas County on Oct. 13, 1999. (Andy Sharp/ AJC 1999)

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Union City officials celebrate the opening of the Shannon Mall on Sept. 10, 1980.

Credit: AJC 1980

Union City officials celebrate the opening of the Shannon Mall on Sept. 10, 1980.

Credit: AJC 1980

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Union City officials celebrate the opening of the Shannon Mall on Sept. 10, 1980.

Credit: AJC 1980

Credit: AJC 1980

Union City officials celebrate the opening of the Shannon Mall on Sept. 10, 1980. (AJC 1980)

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Shoppers during the opening day ceremonies for the South DeKalb Mall (now the Gallery at South DeKalb) in 1968.

Credit: Dwight Ross Jr./AJC 1968

Shoppers during the opening day ceremonies for the South DeKalb Mall (now the Gallery at South DeKalb) in 1968.

Credit: Dwight Ross Jr./AJC 1968

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Shoppers during the opening day ceremonies for the South DeKalb Mall (now the Gallery at South DeKalb) in 1968.

Credit: Dwight Ross Jr./AJC 1968

Credit: Dwight Ross Jr./AJC 1968

Shoppers during the opening day ceremonies for the South DeKalb Mall (now the Gallery at South DeKalb) in 1968. (Dwight Ross Jr./ AJC 1968)

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North Point Mall, in Fulton County, on Oct. 18, 1994.

Credit: Kimberly Smith/AJC 1994

North Point Mall, in Fulton County, on Oct. 18, 1994.

Credit: Kimberly Smith/AJC 1994

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North Point Mall, in Fulton County, on Oct. 18, 1994.

Credit: Kimberly Smith/AJC 1994

Credit: Kimberly Smith/AJC 1994

North Point Mall, in Fulton County, on Oct. 18, 1994. (Kimberly Smith/ AJC 1994)

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Stonecrest Mall, in DeKalb County, on May 23, 2002.

Credit: Curtis Compton

Stonecrest Mall, in DeKalb County, on May 23, 2002.

Credit: Curtis Compton

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Stonecrest Mall, in DeKalb County, on May 23, 2002.

Credit: Curtis Compton

Credit: Curtis Compton

Stonecrest Mall, in DeKalb County, on May 23, 2002. (Curtis Compton)

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Cumberland Mall, in Cobb County, on Nov. 16, 2006.

Credit: Calvin Cruce/AJC 2006

Cumberland Mall, in Cobb County, on Nov. 16, 2006.

Credit: Calvin Cruce/AJC 2006

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Cumberland Mall, in Cobb County, on Nov. 16, 2006.

Credit: Calvin Cruce/AJC 2006

Credit: Calvin Cruce/AJC 2006

Cumberland Mall, in Cobb County, on Nov. 16, 2006. (Calvin Cruce/ AJC 2006)

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Shoppers during the two-week grand opening period of Perimeter Mall, in DeKalb County, on Aug. 11, 1971.

Credit: Joe McTyre/AJC 1971

Shoppers during the two-week grand opening period of Perimeter Mall, in DeKalb County, on Aug. 11, 1971.

Credit: Joe McTyre/AJC 1971

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Shoppers during the two-week grand opening period of Perimeter Mall, in DeKalb County, on Aug. 11, 1971.

Credit: Joe McTyre/AJC 1971

Credit: Joe McTyre/AJC 1971

Shoppers during the two-week grand opening period of Perimeter Mall, in DeKalb County, on Aug. 11, 1971. (Joe McTyre/ AJC 1971)

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Southlake Mall, in Clayton County, on Sept. 24, 1998.

Credit: Marlene Karas/AJC 1998

Southlake Mall, in Clayton County, on Sept. 24, 1998.

Credit: Marlene Karas/AJC 1998

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Southlake Mall, in Clayton County, on Sept. 24, 1998.

Credit: Marlene Karas/AJC 1998

Credit: Marlene Karas/AJC 1998

Southlake Mall, in Clayton County, on Sept. 24, 1998. (Marlene Karas/ AJC 1998)

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Southlake Mall, in Clayton County, in 1996.

Credit: Philip McCollum/AJC 1996

Southlake Mall, in Clayton County, in 1996.

Credit: Philip McCollum/AJC 1996

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Southlake Mall, in Clayton County, in 1996.

Credit: Philip McCollum/AJC 1996

Credit: Philip McCollum/AJC 1996

Southlake Mall, in Clayton County, in 1996. (Philip McCollum/ AJC 1996)

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Southlake Mall, in Clayton County, on Feb. 6, 2004.

Credit: Johnny Crawford/AJC 2004.

Southlake Mall, in Clayton County, on Feb. 6, 2004.

Credit: Johnny Crawford/AJC 2004.

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Southlake Mall, in Clayton County, on Feb. 6, 2004.

Credit: Johnny Crawford/AJC 2004.

Credit: Johnny Crawford/AJC 2004.

Southlake Mall, in Clayton County, on Feb. 6, 2004. (Johnny Crawford/ AJC 2004)

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Town Center at Cobb, in Cobb County, on Oct. 8, 1998.

Credit: Celine Bufkin/AJC 1998

Town Center at Cobb, in Cobb County, on Oct. 8, 1998.

Credit: Celine Bufkin/AJC 1998

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Town Center at Cobb, in Cobb County, on Oct. 8, 1998.

Credit: Celine Bufkin/AJC 1998

Credit: Celine Bufkin/AJC 1998

Town Center at Cobb, in Cobb County, on Oct. 8, 1998. (Celine Bufkin/ AJC 1998)

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Gwinnett Place, in Gwinnett County, in the 1980s.

Credit: AJC 1980s

Gwinnett Place, in Gwinnett County, in the 1980s.

Credit: AJC 1980s

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Gwinnett Place, in Gwinnett County, in the 1980s.

Credit: AJC 1980s

Credit: AJC 1980s

Gwinnett Place Mall, in Gwinnett County, in the 1980s. (AJC 1980s)

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Cone Unveiled. Richard Rich (left), chairman of the board of Rich, Inc. assists Willard G. Rouse, vice chairman of the board of Rouse Co., in unveiling Perimeter Mall's 30-foot papier mache ice cream cone, the symbol of the mall. Jerome S. McDermott (far right), Rouse senior vice president, acted as host for the ribbon-cutting ceremonies celebrating the mall grand opening last week. Photo taken August, 1971. (Mahan Photography/Special)

Credit: Bita Honarvar

Cone Unveiled. Richard Rich (left), chairman of the board of Rich, Inc. assists Willard G. Rouse, vice chairman of the board of Rouse Co., in unveiling Perimeter Mall's 30-foot papier mache ice cream cone, the symbol of the mall. Jerome S. McDermott (far right), Rouse senior vice president, acted as host for the ribbon-cutting ceremonies celebrating the mall grand opening last week. Photo taken August, 1971. (Mahan Photography/Special)

Credit: Bita Honarvar

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Cone Unveiled. Richard Rich (left), chairman of the board of Rich, Inc. assists Willard G. Rouse, vice chairman of the board of Rouse Co., in unveiling Perimeter Mall's 30-foot papier mache ice cream cone, the symbol of the mall. Jerome S. McDermott (far right), Rouse senior vice president, acted as host for the ribbon-cutting ceremonies celebrating the mall grand opening last week. Photo taken August, 1971. (Mahan Photography/Special)

Credit: Bita Honarvar

Credit: Bita Honarvar

The unveiling of Perimeter Mall’s 30-foot papier-mache ice cream cone in the week after its August 1971 grand opening in DeKalb County. (Contributed by Mahan Photography)