Holidays and Happenings at Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza
By Jim Durrett, executive director of Buckhead Community Improvement District, and Robin Suggs, general manager of Lenox Square
December has arrived, and with it the return of holiday shoppers in Buckhead. Retail accounts for approximately $3.7 billion of economic activity in our community, and much of that occurs during this time of the year. I asked Robin Suggs, a Buckhead Community Improvement District board member and general manager of Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza, to provide her perspective on the 2022 holiday shopping season. I hope you enjoy this look at how things are going so far and what shoppers can expect to find at these two major Buckhead shopping destinations. – Jim Durrett
We’re happy to report a major surge in shoppers this year – and a record Black Friday at Lenox Square – thanks to Atlanta regaining its place as one of the hottest national retail markets. We hope that you’ll share in this excitement as we continue to welcome an unprecedented list of amazing brands to Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza for visitors to enjoy.
If you haven’t been to Lenox Square or Phipps Plaza lately, you’re missing out on very exciting changes. New stores and restaurants opening this year at Lenox Square include: Aritzia, North Italia, Breitling watches, Balenciaga, TUDOR watches, Blue Nile jewelry, Dr. Martens shoes, Elaine Sterling Beauty, Ferrari lifestyle store, The GAP, Gucci, Kokee Tea, Moose Knuckles, PacSun, Shake Shack, and local favorite Sugarcoat Beauty. We also anticipate Tiffany & Co. and Savage X Fenty to open this month.
Our sister property, Phipps Plaza, is also undergoing an exciting wave of store openings and redevelopment. Earlier this year, Phipps enlarged its Bottega Veneta. In fall 2022, Amiri, Givenchy and Alexander McQueen were added to the retailer mix. Phipps Plaza also recently opened a Nobu hotel, Nobu restaurant, the 350,000-square-foot Class A office building One Phipps Plaza, and a community park space in the heart of all these new additions to the Buckhead office and retail landscape. In addition to the recent openings, Phipps Plaza announced the future addition of Citizen Culinary Market and Life Time Fitness Center.
Lenox Square has several upcoming events to get you in the holiday spirit, including:
- 2022 Livable Buckhead Hot Chocolate Crawl on Dec. 10 from 5:30-8:30 p.m.
- Pet Photos with Santa on Dec. 11 from 6-8 p.m.
- “Winter Wonderland” performance on Dec. 17 from 2-8 p.m.
Please make sure to join us at one of our upcoming holiday events at Lenox Square. Our hope is to make the season a little bit merrier for everyone. And don’t forget to shop at Lenox Square for your holiday gifts – there’s plenty of opportunity thanks to the addition of 20 new stores and restaurants at our iconic center.
As we close out 2022, I would like to thank the community for its support and wish you all Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year. May 2023 continue to bring you good health and happiness.