TUCKER, Ga. (October 6, 2021) – Tucker Mayor Frank Auman presented his annual Mayor’s Business Award to the team that is redeveloping Northlake Mall on Wednesday. The presentation of the award was just one aspect of a larger celebration at Northlake marking the exact date of the 50th anniversary of the Mall’s opening in Tucker.
Dallas, Texas-based ATR Corinth Partners purchased the property with the goal of reimagining it as “Northlake”, a dynamic mixed use development incorporating office, medical, restaurants and retail.
“This is an award that honors businesspeople who are doing well, while also doing good in our city,” Mayor Auman said. “When this Northlake project comes to fruition, ATR Corinth Partners will see revenues, of that I’m sure, but they are also committed to being good partners and supporting the City and its residents.”
“We appreciate Mayor Auman recognizing our commitment to Tucker and the surrounding community,” remarked Frank Mihalopoulos, partner with ATR Corinth Partners. “As we celebrate 50 years of Northlake, we want to once again create an environment with welcoming gathering spaces where family and friends can create 50 more years of memories together.”
While extensive infrastructure improvements have been completed over the past year, in the coming year the public will see noticeable progress, including new restaurants and retail options, as well as the arrival of more than 1,600 employees at the new Emory Healthcare offices in Northlake.
“We’re excited to have such a well-regarded institution as our first anchor tenant for this project,” said Tony Ruggeri, partner with ATR Corinth Partners. “Emory’s presence will add more daytime traffic to an already vibrant residential community surrounding the project. It’s a winning formula to support retail and restaurants, which has worked for us in previous mall redevelopments.”
The Tucker-Northlake Community Improvement District (TNCID) hosted the 50th anniversary celebration with state, county and local leaders and dignitaries to honor those who have helped Northlake become an institution since its opening in 1971 and those partnering to help reimagine the property and the entire commercial district.
“Partnerships, particularly in transportation, are what made Northlake Mall a reality 50 years ago, and our transportation partners are still important today as we look to the future of the entire area,” explained Matthew Lee, Executive Director of the Tucker-Northlake CID. “With direct access to I-285, express lane access coming to Northlake Parkway, MARTA serving the property, a future trail connection and discussions underway for more transit opportunities, Northlake is still the right spot for success.”
Attendees were also treated to a tour to see the progress already being made at Northlake.
The Mayor’s Business Award was created in 2018 to recognize businesses that are making a difference in the community. Over the years, the award has been bestowed upon a diverse group of businesses including The Local No. 7, Cofer Bros. and FODAC.