Sunday, January 21, 2018

Bits & Bites

Julius Bolton, proprietor of Cigar City Club on Roswell Road in Sandy Springs, plans to open a sibling concept, a sports bar, in the coming weeks.  Cigar City Sports Bar is expected to open in about two months just south of Cigar City Club, in a space previously home to Sunlighting lamp and shade center.  

Former Buckhead Firestone and Historic Howell Mill Church Targeted For Redevelopment

The Firestone store at 3369 Lenox Road in Buckhead has closed.  While exact plans for the site have yet to be made public, Parker G. Blanchard of Blanchard Real Estate, who purchased the property last year, reportedly plans to tun it into a retail only development.  The parcel, which is just under half an acre, sits at the corner of  Wright Avenue and Lenox Road, across from the J.W. Marriott Hotel and adjacent to the Atlanta Buckhead Marriott Hotel & Conference Center. 
Photo courtesy of Blanchard Real Estate 

Saturday, January 20, 2018

[UPDATE] Crazy Cuban to Reopen...Soon

A fire at the 14th Street Convenience Store on September 17, 2016 destroyed it and heavily damaged Crazy Cuban Sandwich Shop next door.  Now, nearly a year and half after the fire, the popular Cuban eatery is finally inching towards reopening.  Although permits have not yet been filed with the City of Atlanta, a job for "interior demolition" of the site is out for bids with a "bid date" of January 30th. 
Photo courtesy of Crazy Cuban Facebook page 

[Open & Shut] Jefe's Closing in TOWN Brookhaven, Red Pepper Taqueria Opening

Jefe's Tacos & Tequila will close for good tomorrow, Sunday, January 21, after just under a year and a half in business.  The restaurant, a sibling eatery to Kaleidoscope on Dresden Drive, opened in September 2016 in place of Noche, which had occupied the space since early 2011, shortly after TOWN Brookhaven opened.  Noche closed abruptly on October 5, 2015 along with all other Here to Serve restaurant concepts amidst a liquidity crisis.   

Atlantic Station Kinnucan's Closed, H&M to Move In Temporarily

Kinnucan's Specialty Outfitters closed its Atlantic Station store Thursday night after about three and half years in business.  The Auburn, Alabama-based retailer entered the Atlanta market with their store at Atlantic Station in May 2014. The store opened in place of City Sports, a Boston based sporting goods retailer that originally occupied the space.
The new H&M at Atlantic Station