One of East Cobb's most expansive shopping centers is getting an encouraging endorsement from new businesses.
The Pavilions at East Lake, located on Roswell Road at Robinson Road West, has long been anchored by a .
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 and .
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 not visible to traffic in a nearby space and that eventually decamped for Parkaire Landing.
The Pavilions has nearly 158,000 square feet, with eateries driving a good bit of business, including , and .
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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 store moved to a smaller space near Kroger several years ago, the College Station Sports Store opened. Likewise for a which moved from the main building to a freestanding structure in front of the Pavilions and that once contained a Wolf Camera store.
Other notable businesses at the Pavilions are a , , and .
Most of the available space at the Pavilions is for smaller shops and stores.