Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Bits & Bites

In early August, ToNeTo Atlanta was first to announce that Draper James planned to open its fourth overall store in Buckhead and we can now confirm that the boutique quietly opened this past Thursday.  Joining existing locations in Nashville, Dallas and Lexington, the boutique from actress Reese Witherspoon opened in the Shops Around Lenox in a space previously occupied by fab'rik.  Former C. Wonder president Andrea Hyde, who had been CEO of Draper James since its inception, left the company in September, but her C. Wonder-like merchandise and southern-a-fied C. Wonder design is in evidence in the Buckhead outpost.  

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

LIDL Looking For Lots of Lots in Local Communities

European grocer Lidl appears to be moving forward with at least three Atlanta area stores.  Lidl, pronounced "Leedle," will open new locations in Marietta (Austell), Mableton and Snellville next year, according to planning documents obtained by ToNeTo Atlanta.  All three stores were previously approved by their respective jurisdictions.   
Atlanta area Lidl stores should look like this 

Monday, November 20, 2017

[VIDEO] One Night In Buckhead

With all the changes going on in Atlanta - new developments, store closures, restaurant closures, Dome implosions etc. - ToNeTo Atlanta wanted to take a moment to share a cool Atlanta throwback video we discovered.

Titled "One Night in Buckhead," the video was apparently shot in 1985 and features "Biff & The Buckwads" performing a parody of the 1984 song "One Night in Bangkok" by English actor and singer Murray Head.  

Friday, November 17, 2017

Bonus Bits & Bites

Metro Atlanta's second Blaze Pizza is expected to open  December 2 at Akers Mill Square near Cumberland Mall.  The quick serve pizza eatery replaced Atlanta-based Uncle Maddio's Pizza in the endcap space in the popular center.  The first Atlanta area Blaze opened this past September near Emory University in Emory Commons shopping center at the corner of Clairmont and North Decatur Roads.  A third Blaze Pizza is slated to open next year in Fuqua Development's new Northside Drive & 17th Street project behind IKEA.  Sources indicate the local franchise group is actively seeking additional Atlanta area locations but not additional leases have been signed.    
Blaze Pizza as seen last late last month

Culver's Coming to Even More Communities

Culver's, the Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin-based quick-serve burger restaurant which entered the Georgia market last year, has plans to open at least six more locations in the coming months, as it continues to expand across the state.  The new restaurants are planned for Kennesaw, Johns Creek/Suwanee, Braselton, Gainesville, Pooler and Savannah.