Moonbeam officials suggested in January, that they had plans for a grand makeover, one that included demolishing one department store to build apartments and converting two other wings into office space. The company said at the time it would submit redevelopment plans to the county in March.
That never happened and, last month, Moonbeam CEO Steve Maksin declined to offer a new timetable.
At a Thursday morning panel discussion, Nick Masino — the senior vice president of Partnership Gwinnett, the economic development arm of the county’s chamber of commerce — openly called for Moonbeam to be replaced.
"We have to replace Moonbeam development, they talk and talk and talk and do nothing,” he said, in part, after a question about efforts to revive the mall.
Masino isn’t the only one calling for someone else to take over Gwinnett Place Mall. Read more exclusive coverage at myAJC.com.
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The Rutherford County Sheriff's Office in Tennessee confirmed Ricky Dubose and Donnie Rowe were caught in Shelbyville, Tennessee.