Crowds flood Atlanta mall to buy Air Jordans

(Atlanta’s Greenbriar Mall)

Even with businesses wary of Georgia Governor Brian Kemp’s (R) decision to reopen nonessential businesses in the Peach State, shoppers did emerge in droves. Atlanta’s Greenbriar Mall saw massive crowds gather Saturday to buy the new Air Jordan sneakers after lockdown restrictions were lifted, according to a report.

Shoppers packed close to form lines that wrapped outside Greenbriar Mall on Saturday to get their hands on the new Air Jordan 5 “Fire Red” sneakers, news station 11Alive reported.

According to Footwear News, the shoes dropped on the SNKRS app yesterday at 10 a.m. ET, with a $200 price tag in adult sizing. The silhouette additionally released in big kids’ sizing ($140), little kids’ sizing ($80) and  toddlers’ sizing ($60). It sold out quickly.

Video posted to social media showed people waiting to get into the mall and then again outside of the shoe store Jimmy Jazz.

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“Everyone I talked to was in line for a new Air Jordan 5 that sold out online,” tweeted NBC producer Charlie Gile.

Georgia is one of a number of states, including South Carolina, Colorado and Alabama, that has allowed nonessential businesses to unlock their doors. Gov. Brian Kemp reopened the state on April 24, starting with fitness centers and personal care businesses; restaurants and theaters opened back up on April 27.

Heading into this yesterday, Georgia has nearly 30,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases since the state went into its initial lockdown. Over 1,100 people have died to date in the Peach State. Fulton County leads the state in known cases with 2,928 and, with 122 deaths, trails only Dougherty County in southwest.

SOURCE:  11Alive