ATLANTA, GA — What some have dubbed the retail apocalypse changed the landscape of many Atlanta area malls and shopping districts in 2019. Several national chains announced closures of stores this year, which means big changes to the way some consumers shop.
A growing list of brick-and-mortar establishments have seen their revenue and popularity plummet with the emergence of e-commerce companies such as Amazon and Walmart. Retailers affected range from clothing stores like Forever 21, Dress Barn and Charlotte Russe, to home decor chain Pier 21.
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