Friday, October 11, 2019

[EXCLUSIVE] Roam to Open Second Buckhead Location in 2020

Atlanta-based co-working business Roam Innovative Workplace plans to open its sixth overall shared office in Buckhead next year.  The nearly 20,000 square foot co-working space will open in Lenox Marketplace, along Peachtree Road in Buckhead, across from Phipps Plaza.  The size and location identified on permits filed with the City of Atlanta suggest that the new Roam is opening in a portion of the former Pirch kitchen & bath showroom on the second floor of the sprawling shopping center.  

[BISCUIT BUYOUT] Maple Street Biscuit Company Bought by Cracker Barrel

Lebanon, Tennessee-based Cracker Barrel announced Friday it had agreed to acquire 33 unit Maple Street Biscuit Company in an all-cash transaction for $36 million.  First opened on November 8, 2012 in Jacksonville, Florida by Scott Moore and Gus Evans, the brand has grown to 28 corporate and five franchised units throughout seven primarily southern states.  Maple Street has four units in Georgia: Alpharetta, Duluth, Savannah and Woodstock.  Eighteen of the chain's restaurants are in Florida.  

[UPDATE] Studio Movie Grill Moving Forward at Mansell Crossing Near North Point Mall

Dallas, Texas-based Studio Movie Grill is moving forward with plans to open a new dine-in movie theater on North Point Parkway at Brixmor Property Group's Mansell Crossing shopping center in Alpharetta.  The new theater would replace the former AMC Mansell Crossing 14 which closed June 3 after nearly 25 years in business.  Plans for the new Studio Movie Grill were approved by the City of Alpharetta Design Review Board earlier this year.  The theater is now seeking approval of several exterior signage requests including one that seeks to "increase the sign area of a wall sign on the rear elevation of the building facing the Big Creek Greenway."  


[EXCLUSIVE] Ted's Montana Grill to Open in "Upper Westside"

A new location of Ted's Montana Grill is coming to metro Atlanta next year.  The new Ted's will open in the new Westside Village development along Marietta Boulevard near Moores Mill Road.  Ted's will occupy suite 210, a 3,513 square foot space in the mixed-use development where Yonder Yoga and Clean Juice are already open and Marlow's Tavern, Dunkin' [Donuts], Chase Bank and Westside Pizzeria, among others, are committed to open.
The new Ted's under construction 

[EXCLUSIVE] Bar Rescue Star to Launch New Concept Taffer's Tavern in Alpharetta

In case you missed the news earlier this spring, Jon Taffer, host of Paramount Network's Bar Rescue, is launching his own chain of restaurants.  Taffer's Tavern, which promises to be a "groundbreaking concept," will launch next summer in metro Atlanta.  Hemant Suri of Five Guys Taverns, LLC signed a five unit development deal with Fransmart, a franchise development company, to expand the budding brand in metro Atlanta.

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