In addition to Target, the shopping center will includeapproximately 50,000 sf of small shop space. At the time theproject started, the occupancy level was 53%. When it is completedthe center will be 100% leased with new and existing tenantsincluding Pier 1 Imports, Houlihan's, Starbucks, Leslie's SwimmingPool Supplies, Pearle Vision, Fitness Resource, Churchill's Pub,Bookmiser, European Dry Cleaners, Festival Barber, East Cobb UrgentCare, Massage Envy, Siba Salon and Six Beans.

North American Properties vice president of leasing TonyaCreekmore tells GlobeSt.com that Target had been looking to open astore in this area, which served as an impetus for the project. Toaccommodate Target, a two-story parking deck is being included inthe project. The entrance to Target is on grade with borderingJohnson Ferry and Roswell roads, while approximately 50% of theparking is below ground.

"This shopping center had always struggled with visibility andtenancy issues and often had a dark anchor tenant," Creekmoresays.

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