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Briarcliff Plaza, Atlanta, Georgia by Wendy Darling
One last pic of the Plaza. Here you can see a corner detail and reflected in the window, the Majestic Diner. I have a few more pics but I’ll hold off.About Briarcliff Plaza Located  at Ponce de Leon & Highland Avenues, Briarcliff Plaza was Atlanta’s first  “suburban” retail center, i.e. parking out front, with idea of people  driving in and out. It was built in 1939 and retains its Art Deco bling.  There’s a main building with a theater and several retail/restaurant  spaces, then another building with a diner and more retail slots. The  Plaza Theater is the city’s oldest continuously operating movie theater. The Plaza is  also known for the Majestic Diner, which since the 1930s has been  serving up “food that pleases.” (I only went there once wasn’t pleased,  cult following or no.)

Briarcliff Plaza, Atlanta, Georgia
by Wendy Darling

One last pic of the Plaza. Here you can see a corner detail and reflected in the window, the Majestic Diner. I have a few more pics but I’ll hold off.

About Briarcliff Plaza
Located at Ponce de Leon & Highland Avenues, Briarcliff Plaza was Atlanta’s first “suburban” retail center, i.e. parking out front, with idea of people driving in and out. It was built in 1939 and retains its Art Deco bling. There’s a main building with a theater and several retail/restaurant spaces, then another building with a diner and more retail slots. The Plaza Theater is the city’s oldest continuously operating movie theater. The Plaza is also known for the Majestic Diner, which since the 1930s has been serving up “food that pleases.” (I only went there once wasn’t pleased, cult following or no.)

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