The Atlanta department store is a minor location in Season 1 of AMC's The Walking Dead which was featured in the episodes "Guts" and "Tell It to the Frogs".


Atlanta, Georgia

Before the outbreak, this retail store sold clothes, jewelry and accessories, as well as household products. In the basement of the store was access to the city's sewer and maintenance tunnels for storm drains which helped prevent the building from flooding. There was also a shipping and receiving dock along the side of the building which allowed the delivery of products. When the apocalypse began and people where fleeing to the city for protection, the store was shut down and secured until the crisis passed.


Season 1


When Glenn and a group of survivors ventured into the city for supplies, they hear Rick Grimes shooting off his gun at the walkers which draws attention to more and more walkers. The group needing to take shelter, break into the building and rest while Glenn aides Rick to get out of the tank and take cover with them in the store. Andrea, one of the survivors on the supply raid, blames Rick for trapping them, Rick feeling somewhat responsible helps devise a plan to get everyone out safely using a truck from a nearby construction site.

"Tell It to the Frogs"

After Rick and the group leaves Merle behind due to him being very troublesome and difficult to control, Rick feels obligated to go back for him. He goes back to the rooftop of the department store to find him, only to find that Merle cut off his handcuffed hand and fled the roof.


Rick, Glenn, T-Dog and Daryl then follow a trail of blood leading to where Merle had cauterized his stump.



TV Series

Season 1

Locations (TV Series)
Season 1 King County, GeorgiaHarrison Memorial HospitalKing County Sheriff's DepartmentInterstate 85Siggard Family FarmAtlanta, GeorgiaAtlanta Department StoreAtlanta Nursing HomeAtlanta Survivor CampCenter for Disease Control
Season 2 Vehicle Jammed HighwaySouthern Baptist ChurchGreene Family FarmUnnamed High SchoolKing County Elementary SchoolWiltshire EstatesSteve's PharmacyThe Carriage BarMert County, GeorgiaFort BenningElders Mill Road
Season 3 West Georgia Correctional FacilitySportman's Deer CoolerWoodbury, GeorgiaGovernor's ApartmentWoodbury Community ClinicNational Guard CampHermit's ShackVerlin's Feed & Seed Co.Unnamed Daycare CenterWoodbury ArenaWoodbury Research FacilityYellow Jacket CreekRoadside StoresKing County, GeorgiaKing County CaféGrantville MillUnnamed Motel
Season 4 West Georgia Correctional FacilityBig SpotClara's CampFort Valley State UniversityUnnamed NeighborhoodNational Guard CampWoodbury, GeorgiaUnnamed apartment buildingCaesar Martinez's CampPine Vista Country ClubTerminus
Season 5 TerminusSt. Sarah's ChurchWest Georgia Correctional FacilityInterstate 85Atlanta, GeorgiaGrady Memorial HospitalShirewilt EstatesAlexandria Safe-ZoneDel Arno Foods
Season 6 Alexandria Safe-ZoneHilltop ColonySatellite Outpost
Season 7 Alexandria Safe-ZoneThe KingdomHilltop ColonyThe SanctuaryOceansideJunkyard
Season 8 Alexandria Safe-ZoneThe KingdomHilltop ColonyThe SanctuarySatellite OutpostShephard Office PlazaChemical Plant OutpostJunkyard