Visions For Vacancies: An Old Blockbuster

At least, that's what we think it was, next door to The Bat & Ball Pub.

Near the intersection of Ashford Dunwoody and Johnson Ferry is this location, which looks to be perhaps an old Blockbuster store. It's in the same shopping center as and .

A freestanding building like this, near such a busy intersection, shouldn't be vacant, but it is.

So what do you think should go here?

Bill Lowe May 28, 2012 at 05:28 PM
How about the new city hall and administrative offices? It is certainly within the budget of the proposed city and is much less expensive than building from the ground up. New construction is not cheap. Just check out what the new city of Peachtree Corners is going to spend on their small 3 service city for rent....and this is not the high price per square foot Brookhaven area. http://peachtreecorners.patch.com/articles/city-council-works-to-get-city-ready
Tim Darnell May 28, 2012 at 05:53 PM
Here's a comment we received from a reader regarding this site: You are correct. The empty building was an old Blockbuster store. Before that, though, it was a farmer's market-type store that sold mostly fresh fruits and vegetables. I think there was also a limited selection of chicken and meats. I would really like to see a place like Oak Grove Market go in there but perhaps with a bigger selection of fresh fruits and vegetables than Oak Grove Market has. If you have never been to Oak Grove Market, you should stop by. Then you will see what I mean. It is in a small strip center at LaVista and Oak Grove, behind The Grove restaurant.
Jeff Parker May 29, 2012 at 01:37 PM
Bat & Ball should take over the space. It's a nice little pub, but could use more square footage. By annexing the Blockbuster it could be almost as big as Dunwoody Tavern.
Chrissy Copple June 01, 2012 at 04:20 AM
Bat & Ball should buy it, knock it down and make a cool outdoor beer garden.
plcogan July 08, 2012 at 03:28 PM
No need to knock down this old building... it's old and a classic - and there is nothing wrong with it. Why do we have this mentality of tearing down building just because no one can decide what to do with it. Good thing that don't do that in Europe. As I mentioned on the 27th of May, it was once a "farmers market" and the idea should be used again. Especially since we had (have?) the Thursday afternoon market/flea market.


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