Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Bits & Bites

City Farmers Market is opening a new store in place of a former Kroger on Highway 78 in Snellville.  The new farmers market replaces the Kroger at Mountain View Village shopping center which closed last May after 30 years in business.  The locally owned grocer currently operates two locations, both on Buford Highway, one in Brookhaven and the other Chamblee. City Farmers Market is also opening in place of a former Walmart Neighborhood Market on Powder Springs Street in Marietta. A company spokesperson indicated to us that both locations are expected to open in March.  
Image courtesy of ToNeTo Atlanta contributor Rasheed Stevens 

Edens Partners With Canadian Firm to Bring Residential Units to Andrews Square

Toronto-based Great Gulf Residential is partnering with Columbia, South Carolina-based Edens on a new residential development in Buckhead's West Village.  The project, which will include residential units built over street-level retail according to a source familiar with the deal, will rise from a largely vacant segment of Andrews Square shopping center.  

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Former Mid-Century Holiday Inn to be Reborn as Boutique Property in Atlanta

Atlanta-based Paces Properties announced last week that it is teaming with Austin-based hospitality company Bunkhouse Group to breathe new life into the one-time Holiday Inn Central overlooking the Buford-Spring Connector near Piedmont Heights.  The hotel, which City of Atlanta records indicate was built in 1968 (a portion of the hotel was built in 1964) and sits on 4.79 acres, has operated under a number of hotel/motel names over the years, but currently operates as an extended stay Intown Suites.  

Uncle Maddio's Kennesaw, A Flop For Years, Finally Folds

The Uncle Maddio's Pizza on Chastain Road in Kennesaw closed Sunday night after about six years in business, none of which were profitable, according to sources close to the restaurant's owner.  The Kennesaw restaurant, like the former Uncle Maddio's at Akers Mill Square, was owned by franchisee Shehzad Lutfeali.  Both units had been for sale on multiple real estate platforms for years.  

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Bits & Bites

The District Two Community Council met this past Tuesday evening to discuss Jay Gipson's planned redevelopment at the corner of Clairmont and Briarcliff Roads.  The meeting was packed with residents, many of whom voiced their objections to the development but few of whom offered viable solutions other than to do nothing.  The development, as proposed, would include the construction of a new RaceTrac fuel station and convenience store, Wendy's restaurant with drive-thru, and  a rebuilt Express Oil Change & Tune-Up Clinic.  Most attendees seemed to voice strongest objections to the RaceTrac saying "we don't need another gas station."  The council approved a rezoning request that would change the property from C-2 to C-1.  The council, however, deferred the SLUP (Special Land Use Permit) requests that would have permitted the fuel pumps, drive-thru and alcohol sales.