Quality Inn Northlake
2155 Ranchwood Drive
Atlanta, GA 30345
Phone: (770) 491-7444
Fax: (770) 621-9496
Located on Atlanta's northeast side, about 15 minutes from downtown via Interstate 85, this practical mall is filled with sensible stores. You won't find the glitzy Buckhead brand shopping, but there are plenty of opportunities to browse national chains and specialty shops. Northlake Mall is anchored by Macy's, Sears and JC Penney, and also features a comprehensive food court with plenty of fast food choices.
Established in 1983 in an apartment, Jewel Creations offers unique granulation jewelry as well as customized ones. Now located in an elegant space, they also appraise and restore jewelry. Browse through their striking pieces or give them an idea of what you want, you will surely won't be disappointed.
Just about a half mile inside the Perimeter (Interstate 285), this reliable collection of shops and restaurants brings a well-placed shopping center to the relatively sparse commercial landscape on Atlanta's east side. Such popular mall stores as the Gap, Old Navy, and Best Buy stand out, and many larger retail outlets linger nearby on the periphery, such as interior specialist Pier 1 Imports. Ample outdoor parking is available, plus numerous dining options to select from after a tiring day shopping are available here.
Hop on your camel and trot on down to Leon International, an absolute bright spot in a desert of fast food places. This bakery and specialty foods market serves up exquisite Middle Eastern favorites. You will find a wide variety of tempting Arabic jams, breads, pastries, exotic coffees, nuts and grains from distant places. If you can't make it in to the charming shop, do the next best thing and order online from Leon's website.
Atlanta Vintage Books houses over 50,000 rare and used books spanning many different subjects and genres. The staff is friendly, helpful and much more knowledgeable than those at the big chain stores. Special orders are also happily accommodated, as hard-to-find and out-of-print editions are a specialty among these old pros. The literary energy in this traditional neighborhood shop will restore your faith in the corner bookstore. To find that perfect gift for the bibliophile, head to Atlanta Vintage Books.
When it's time to save money, treat yourself to a treasure hunt at Last Chance Thrift Store. The inventories vary considerably from week to week, but always provide a nice assortment of clothing, books, home items and just about everything department stores carry. Be sure to stop by on a Monday, if possible, when everything in the store is half price.
The Book Nook is a must visit for its rows upon rows of quality used books that don the shelves. The tables outside are loaded with price-slashed titles, while inside you can choose from an even greater selection. The store also boasts an extensive used compact disc and record collection, along with videos and print materials. With books arranged both by genre and by hardcover versus paperback, it is not hard to find what you are looking for.
REI is a warehouse-type store covering most popular outdoor sports. Dominated by camping gear such as packs and tents, REI also carries a wide selection of mountain bikes, skiing gear and mountain climbing equipment. It offers competitive prices and offers a membership program that gives you a 10 percent refund at the end of the year. The staff is knowledgeable and extremely helpful, no matter what your skill level or experience may be.
For the perfect bagel and lox, potato latkes and all kinds of cream cheese, look no further than this bagel haven. This deli and bakery is a must whether you are relocating or just visiting town because it will introduce you to a whole new Southern bagel experience. In addition to delicious breakfast rounds, the kitchen offers omelettes, cookies, cakes and cheese blintzes for breakfast or snack time. A small dining area is provided, although most folks take their morning goodies to go.
A favorite among Emory University students and Druid Hills residents alike, Tall Tales Book Shop is one of the few local book stores left in town. These specialists carry the wide-release titles as well as smaller market books that would only be available through special order elsewhere. The staff is always willing to help but never pushy, making Tall Tales a very enjoyable book-buying experience.
This comprehensive market features a little of just about everything. Covering more than two football fields worth of space, the stock represents the best produce of regional farmers. In addition to the fresh and varied produce, you'll find over 450 varieties of seafood, flowers from all over the globe, freshly-made pastas, and meats and cheeses from the largest deli market in the Southeast. The bakery section features 150 varieties of breads, rolls and grain products, while the wine area offers selections from more than 1500 labels.
You will find a little bit of everything from all over the world while at this antique market that features over 200 booths offering items such as collectibles, antiques, jewelry, furniture, and crafts.