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What Should Be in Cartersville Plaza?

Once the place to be and shop in town, what would you like to see in Cartersville Plaza, the old Woolworth, then Belk shopping center?

Once one of the main shopping spots in Cartersville—first with Woolworth, then Belk—and the long-time home to prime-time, high-school cruising, Cartersville Plaza sits with more than one-third of its space empty.

Built in 1966 and renovated in 2003, Fred's, Rugged Wearhouse and Tuesday Morning now anchor the shopping center along North Dixie Avenue that holds a lot of memories.

More than 50,000 square feet of its approximate 134,000 square feet are available in retail spaces ranging from 950 to 11,250 square feet, according to Shaheen & Company on showcase.com.

Help us fill in the blank: What would you like to see in Cartersville Plaza? Could it support the level of retail activity it once had? What would it take to fill the empty spaces and turn it around? What should be there?

BartowDawg March 15, 2012 at 01:51 PM
It is a bad location and hard to get in and out of. It will continue to go downhill, just like Tennessee Street corridor has. Look at what has happened to Canton Highway between I-75 and Hwy 92 in Cobb. It used to be the "cool shopping Mecca", and now it is all thrift shops and Title Pawn places. Developers always are looking for the new, exciting locations, which will be LakePointe around here. I remember driving up to C-ville from Marietta in the 70's to cruise at The Plaza!
steve September 07, 2012 at 02:38 AM
I rememer the old otasco store it was one of the few places you could buy gocarts and guns at a reasonable price and i def remember woolworths it was the walmart of the 70's.
Shaheen Properties Leasing Dept November 08, 2012 at 08:43 PM
We here at Shaheen Properties also want to bring Cartersville Plaza back to its former prominence and appreciate all of your suggestions. We are happy to report that, since this article was written, there has been quite a few things going on at the shopping center. Tuesday Morning has expanded and is now in a larger, more visible store. Ladies Fitness has joined our shops and will be opening its new, 11,000+ s.f. modern facility after Thanksgiving. Samantha has opened her paint studio (specializing in painting classes and parties for children and adults); and we are talking with another, large national retail chain (must keep it a secret for now) about taking the last remaining large space at Cartersville Plaza. It is true that we cannot go back to the glory days of the past (the retail world, for once thing, has changed dramatically); but we can bring Cartersville Plaza into the present with good, solid stores that add to the community. We are doing just that; and we hope that you will return to Cartersville Plaza to see what we have to offer there.
Lou Cooper May 18, 2013 at 07:32 PM
I love Fred's. I go there several times a week.
Lou Cooper May 18, 2013 at 07:33 PM
I go to Fred's several times a week. It is very convenient for me. I miss Goody's!!!

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