The Gallery at South DeKalb, formerly South DeKalb Mall, is a shopping mall owned by Thor Equities. It is located at the intersection of Candler Rd and Interstate 20 in DeKalb County Georgia.
The mall opened in 1968 with anchors Rich's and JCPenney. There were the other traditional mall stores of the time. This mall faced competition from the beginning with several other malls in DeKalb County, most notably Columbia Mall and Northlake Mall. The Rich's also had an automotive center similar to most Sears of the time.
Departures and arrivals
JCPenney left the mall in 2001. The space left behind by the anchor has been occupied by a furniture store called Amazing Rooms.
South DeKalb Mall became known recently as "The Gallery at South DeKalb" partly reflecting its new owners ideas to change the image of the mall. Currently its anchors are Macy's (in the former Rich's spot), Amazing Rooms, and American Screen Works has built a 14-screen movie theater with stadium seating and an entertaining jazz lounge. The Mall is also home to a Piccadilly Cafeteria and a small office center behind the mall.
The competition is still fierce for The Gallery at South DeKalb with the recent addition in 2001 of "The Mall at Stonecrest".