Georgia’s only American Girl store closes permanently

Georgia’s only American Girl store closes permanently
Alpharetta, GA: Joyelle Holly (cq) of Hampton, Va. made a special trip to visit her aunt, Janice Hoggard (cq), right, and the American Girl Boutique and Bistro in Atlanta on August 17, 2007. "I love my doll because she has curly hair and looks pretty," Holly said. (Mikki K. Harris/STAFF) (Mikki K. Harris/AJC)

ALPHARETTA, Ga — The American Girl doll store at North Point Mall has closed for good. The store has been temporarily closed for months.

American Girl also closed their locations in Denver and Kansas City.

“It has been our privilege to serve these communities for a decade or more, and we thank our customers for their loyalty and look forward to continuing our valued relationship with them,” says Jamie Cygielman, GM for American Girl. “While decisions that impact our associates, our customers, and the community are always difficult, the closures are a necessary step to optimize our store portfolio and accelerate our expanding e-commerce business.”

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North Point Mall’s website describes the popular store as “a place like no other, where lifelong memories are made, time together counts and, ad girls can be girls. Enjoy our Bistro, Parties, Special Events, Doll Hair Salon, Girl Ear Piercing, Celebrations and our retail store”.

We have reached out to American Girl for comment and future plans. The store opened in Alpharetta’s North Point Mall in 2007.

The American Girl Atlanta closure impacts 16 regular employees and 28 part-time associates. It was the only American Girl doll store in Georgia.

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