One of East Cobb's most expansive shopping centers is getting an encouraging endorsement from new businesses.
In recent weeks, J. Christopher's placed a sign in the long-vacant space formerly occupied by a Smith Ace hardware store that it will open its third breakfast-and-lunch restaurant in East Cobb, to go with locations on Powers Ferry Road and Johnson Ferry Road.
The arrival of J. Christopher's is a welcome sign at a retail center that still has quite a bit of small store space available.
The restaurant, which will take up more than 16,000 square feet, will be located near a recently opened Star Pizza; long-time Pavilions shoppers will remember the Johnny's Pizza not visible to traffic in a nearby space and that eventually decamped for Parkaire Landing.
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The Pavilions has lost other businesses to other areas of East Cobb, including the Lockheed Federal Credit Union, now at the Providence Square Shopping Center.
After the CardSmart store moved to a smaller space near Kroger several years ago, the College Station Sports Store opened. Likewise for a UPS store which moved from the main building to a freestanding structure in front of the Pavilions and that once contained a Wolf Camera store.
Most of the available space at the Pavilions is for smaller shops and stores.