Company that owns Peachtree Mall files for bankruptcy protection

General Growth Properties, which owns Peachtree Mall in Columbus, today announced that it is voluntarily seeking relief to reduce and restructure its debts under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code.

In addition, approximately 15 regional shopping centers owned by GGP and certain other GGP subsidiaries have also filed for protection.

All day-to-day operations and business of all of the company's shopping centers will continue as usual.