Tuesday, January 22, 2019

[EXCLUSIVE] Chamblee Plaza to Celebrate 60th Birthday With New Lease on Life

Chamblee Plaza, the aging shopping center on Peachtree Boulevard, may soon see new tenants, including multiple new anchor stores. Vince Riggio, Founding Partner at Trinity Development Group, the firm that since 2012 has owned the center, spoke exclusively with ToNeTo Atlanta about his plans for the project.  

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

[EXCLUSIVE] Tom Ford to Leave Shops Buckhead for New Store in Phipps Plaza

Multiple well-placed retail and commercial real estate sources tell ToNeTo Atlanta that luxury boutique Tom Ford will in the coming months be closing its store at The Shops Buckhead Atlanta and opening in Phipps Plaza.  The move, which has been rumored for months, is reportedly expected to take place in the coming weeks, to coincide with the completion of Tom Ford's three year lease at the project. 

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

[UPDATE] Whole Foods to End 365 Format, Existing Stores to Remain Open...For Now

Whole Foods Market plans to end future development of its two and half year old 365 concept.  Despite previous plans to grow the new banner in a effort to better compete with Trader Joe's, Sprouts Farmers Market, and others, Whole Foods CEO John Mackey told employees recently the company will not open new Whole Foods 365 stores anymore, according to an internal email reviewed by and reported by Yahoo Finance. The existing 12 stores, the newest of which just opened in Buckhead and Decatur December 12, will remain open for the time being.

Monday, January 14, 2019

[CLOSURE ALERT] Genuine Pizza Pulls Out of Phipps Plaza After One Year

Genuine Pizza, the Neapolitan style pizza restaurant from chef Michael Schwartz, has closed at Phipps Plaza after just over a year in business.  The restaurant reportedly closed Sunday, January 13 after opening January 5, 2018. ToNeTo Atlanta visited the restaurant midday Monday and found no signage indicating the closure, but at least two employees were inside the locked restaurant packing up equipment.  The Phipps Plaza outpost has already been removed from the Genuine website.  

Bits & Bites [Commercial Real Estate News Atlanta]

As you might have noticed, Bits & Bites has been absent from the site over the past few weeks. ToNeTo Atlanta apologizes for the delay and hopes you will enjoy the following GIANT Bits & Bites, chock full of bits and bites and a few things nice.  As always, please message us if we missed anything and don't forget to follow us on Instagram for exclusive update pics, contests and other fun stuff. 
Kremo, a rolled ice cream eatery, and Gong Cha, a tea shop, are both opening new locations along Roswell Road in Sandy Springs.  The two new businesses will share space in a converted building at 6135 Roswell Road in Sandy Springs, just north of the new Modera Sandy Springs apartment complex.  There are existing Kremo locations at Avalon in Alpharetta and on Pleasant Hill Road in Duluth.  Gong Cha has an existing locations on Pleasant Hill Road in Duluth and another in the works within the Perimeter Mall food court in Dunwoody.


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