Wednesday, April 17, 2019

[CLOSURE ALERT] Ingles to Shutter Two Georgia Stores

Ingles confirmed earlier this week that it plans to close two Georgia stores by the end of the month.  The stores, both located in Lawrenceville,  are due to close permanently as of April 26.  One store is located at 1050 Grayson Highway and according to real estate resources, is 62,500 square feet and originally opened in 1986.  The other store, at 1154 Lawrenceville Highway, is about 78,000 square feet and opened in 2002, according to real estate resources.  The Lawrenceville Highway store featured a fuel center, unlike the Grayson Highway store.  The Grayson Highway store, however, is owned by Ingles, according to property records.  No immediate plans for the soon to be vacant stores have been made public.  
Typical Ingles store 

[UNCLE!] Uncle Maddio's Flops, Files For Bankruptcy

Uncle Maddio's Pizza last week filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.  The Atlanta-based quick serve pizza franchise, via a corporate entity called Integrity Brands, filed on April 13 for reorganization in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Atlanta.  The bankruptcy filing said the company has estimated assets less than $50,000, and liabilities between $1 million and $10 million.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

[nǐ hǎo] Shanghai Street Food Readies Itself For Summer Debut in Roswell

A new restaurant called Shanghai Street Food & Bar is planning a June debut in Historic Downtown Roswell. The restaurant plans to bring "Chinese-inspired cuisine" to downtown Roswell with a focus on the colorful and eclectic street food scene of China’s largest city.  Shanghai will open at 108 Magnolia Street in place of Krespos Seafood House.  Krespos, a Portuguese eatery which opened in 2014, had been for sale and a transaction closed earlier Tuesday.  

[ALERT] Texas Convenience Store Operator Buc-ee's Planning Georgia "Invasion"

Convenience store operator Buc-ee's is looking to further expand beyond Texas following its January debut in Alabama and Georgia is in its sights!  Buc-ee's first opened in 1982 in Lake Jackson, a suburb of Houston, and while their original locations were typical of most other operators with a dozen or so fuel pumps and a basic looking convenience store of about 3,000 square feet, their next generation stores are anything but typical.

Sunday, April 14, 2019

[PIZZA PIZZA!] Mellow Mushroom Moving into Former Muss & Turner's, Marking Return to East Cobb

A new Mellow Mushroom pizza restaurant is coming to East Cobb.  The Atlanta-based franchise chain will open in the roughly 5,200 square foot space most recently home to locally owned Muss & Turner's in Woodlawn Square shopping center.  The center, along Johnson Ferry Road, is anchored by The Fresh Market and is also home to Half Price Books, J. Christopher's and Hollywood Feed, among other tenants.  

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