Peachtree Center Mall Observations

Peachtree Center Mall

Entrance from Peachtree Street and Peachtree Center M.A.R.T.A. Station

Dining Area

  • the area located on the gallery level
  • located next to Caribou Coffee, Great American Cookie, Panbury’s Pie Cafe, and Firehouse Subs
  • surrounding the perimeter are black benches
    • the benches are in the middle
    • next to the bench is a trash dispenser
      • the dispenser is grey
      • rectangular shaped
      • two pushed doors
      • two large rectangular openings
    • on the other side is a potted plant
      • a houseplant/indoor plant
      • multiple green leaves sprouting from it
      • the planter is black and round
      • the plant is covered with potting soil
    • the dining area contain tables for four people
      • the tables are rectangular
      • the table tops are gray with black edges
      • the tables are two single tables pushed together
    • the customers eat by themselves or with a group
    • the dining area is packed with customers
      • customers wait along the edges for seats
    • design
      • the dining area is covered
      • nine pillars hold the covering
        • the pillars are a creamy white color
        • the pillars have an orange sticker on top of it
  • white collared workers
    • men: collared shirts slacks tie name badges suit jackets dress shoes
    • women: paint suits dark blue and black skirts and dresses high heels
  • regular customers
    • men and women: tee shirts jeans loose fitting sweaters and jackets tennis shoes flats flip flops and converses
  • workers
    • men and women: light blue black or gray long shelve undershirt black belt khakis pants and tennis shoes
  • Caucasian, African American, Asian, and Indian customers


  • low lights
  • light fixtures suspended from the ceiling
    • the light fixtures were dome shaped
    • they were made of clear plastic material
    • they were translucent
  • white titled ceiling
  • air vents along the ceiling sides
  • natural lighting



Caribou Coffee

is a specialty coffee(espresso)retailer that specializes in espresso beverages, their own blends of coffee, tea,sandwiches and bakery goods

  • a wooden exterior
  • stainless equipment
  • chalkboard styled menu board
  • a curved display case
    • the display is filled with muffins, brown bites, sandwiches, and cookies
    • the display had two shelves
    • small rectangular chalkboard sit next to the food
      • the chalkboard display the different menu prices
      • the lettering is capitalized and white
    • a colorful help wanted sign located on the left side of the board
    • two workers work behind the counter
      • one worker works the cash register/ restocks the coffee brewer
        • black female
        • wears a short sleeved pink shirt
        • black and green medium short curly hair
        • wears braces
      • the other worker barrister
        • white female
        • tall
        • dark hair pulled into a pony tail
        • wearing a brown Caribou apron
        • wearing a black shirt tee shirt
      • the Caribou sign
        • caribou is the mascot
        • a light blue background surrounded by a black border
        • the lettering is black, capitalized and slanted
        • the background is white
      • a cart
        • the cart is wooden
        • the door handles are silver
        • the cart is on four wheels
        • two sugar containers located on each side
          • the containers are medium sized
          • they are made of clear glass
          • they have a silver, domed shaped top
        • three insulated carafes/servers
          • stainless steel
          • tall and slender
          • push button lid
            • the lid is black
            • the sprout is slender in size
            • the handle is attached to the lid
            • lightweight
          • a napkin dispenser in the middle

Great American Cookies

is a chain of independently owned and operated franchised stores that specialize in gourmet cookies, especially cookie cakes.

  • design
    • the color scheme is white, yellow, and black
    • behind the counter is a Coca-Cola sod a machine
    • a small display above the Coca-Cola soda machine
    • next to the Coca-Cola machine is an ICEE machine
    • next to the cookie display is a counter
    • the counter is filled with different signs
    • the different signs show the store newest items and promotions
    • on the side, there is a glass sliding door opening
      • the opening is rectangular
      • there is a Great American Cookie banner next to the opening
      • in the background, there are two silver industrial ovens
      • there is a second register on this side
      • next to the register is a cardboard box filled with straws
      • one African American worker
    • Great American Cookies Sign
      • the lettering is red, yellow, blue, and green
      • the lettering on the sign is capitalized
      • the lettering is titled in different directions
    • the cookie display
      • a clear and glass display
      • the top two rows are filled with different types of cookies
      • beside the cookies are cookie boxes
      • on the bottom cookie cakes are displayed
      • both sides have three cookie cakes each

2nd dining area


  • located on the gallery level(midlevel)
  • located near the guest services counter
  • the area is more spread out
  • separate tables for two, four, and six people
    • two people table
      • the table is rectangular
      • a chair located across from another chair
      • located in the center of the dining area
    • four-person table
      • the table is squared with curved corners
      • one chair located on each side of the table
      • also, located in the center of the room
    • six-person table
      • the table is rectangular
      • three single tables pushed together
      • three chairs located on the longer side
    • grey and black four legged chairs
      • the back of chair is cut out with triangles
      • the triangles are symmetrical in size
      • curved seat


  • brighter area
  • natural lighting
  • clear, glass skylight
    • one shattered glass panel
  • four light fixtures
    • each fixture has four lamps hanging from it
    • the lamps are plastic and clear design
  • on the sides, air vents near the skylight
  • Outside
    • flags were swaying in the wind
    • a brown building located on each side
    • a set of flags on each side


  • conducted a public survey
    • the survey is about metro Atlanta transportation
  • conducted their survey near the guest service located on the gallery level(midlevel)
  • surveyors wore a light blue shirt with white lettering on the back
  • surveyors also wore black dress pants
  • surveyors stopped customers walking past their display
    • asked mostly white collared workers for their opinion
  • Display
    • thick, white poster boards were set on black art easels
    • in the center, a plastic table covered with black tablecloth sat in the middle
    • two easels on each side of the table
  • light blue plastic containers with orange labels were in a circle


  • polished marble white squares
  • a white tile in the shape of diamond
  • gray marbled strips along the perimeter




The Surrounding Environment


Creative Image Arrangement

Photograph Credits:


The Glassed Restaurant

The Glassed Restaurant:Willy’s Mexicana Grill

This photograph is taken by Carrie Dicks on January 30, 2017. The photograph is of the Mexican restaurant, Willy’s Mexicana Grill.  It is a Mexican fast food restaurant. It is located on the corner of Decatur Street and Piedmont. Waffle House is another fast food restaurant located next to it. Georgia State M.A.R.T.A. station is in walking distance of the restaurant.Petit Science center is located above Willy’s Mexican Grill. Glass covers the exterior of the restaurant. The Willy’s logo is a mixture of bold and gold lettering with  a red background.

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Tags:Willy’s Mexicana Grill, Atlanta, Georgia State University, glass, restaurant, red, yellow, Mexican food,Piedmont Street, Decatur Street