Friday, August 18, 2017

[EXCLUSIVE] "Antico Laboratorio" to Debut at Little Italia This Fall

ToNeTo Atlanta has come a long way since I created it while a student in the Cecil B. Day School of Hospitality Administration at Georgia State University in 2008.  

I recall vividly foodie friends of mine "kidnapping me" from class to head over to what was then the new Antico Pizza Napoletana, a rough, limited, but already wildly popular pizzeria that had opened near Georgia Tech in Home Park in 2009.  While few knew then the impact the pizzeria would have, there is no question that its opening sparked increased interest in the area.
Di Palma's "Little Italia"

Significant Storage Space Planned For Briarcliff Road

Public Storage, the largest self-storage company in the county by square footage, plans to build a new facility on Briarcliff Road near Whole Foods Market.  If you're thinking they already have a facility on Briarcliff Road near Whole Foods Market, you're right, they do.
The current Public Storage facility

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Got Crabs? Joe's Crab Shack Shutters Over 40 Locations, Including Duluth Restaurant

In recent weeks, Ignite Restaurant Group has shuttered more than 40 locations across the country in wake of its June Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing.  The company, owner of the Joe's Crab Shack and Brick House Tap + Tavern concepts, was won August 7th by Landry’s Inc., (which like Ignite, is based in Houston, Texas) in a bankruptcy auction.

[EXCLUSIVE] Zunzi's and Their Famous Conquistador Sandwich Plan to Conquer Atlanta

Zunzi's, a quick serve restaurant specializing "South African inspired" fare, plans to open a location on Howell Mill Road by the end of the year.  The eatery, which has one location open in Savannah, will occupy an approximately 2,300 square foot space at 1971 Howell Mill Road, a couple of doors down from local watering hole Mr. C's.   Zunzi's, which plans to add patio seating, will open in place of what was most recently Salsa Havana, and before that, Mary Jordan Catering. 

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Bits & Bites [Atlanta Commercial Real Estate News]

Earlier this week the Omni Hotel at The Battery Atlanta announced that their onsite restaurant will be helmed by celebrity chef Hugh Acheson.  The new restaurant, Achie's, "will provide world-class, Southern-inspired fare" for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  The hotel and restaurant are expected to open early next year.  Acheson's First & Third Hot Dog and Sausage Shack is already open at The Battery and will be joined later this fall by Punch Bowl Social, a bowling and restaurant concept for which Acheson is the "culinary partner."  In addition to these concepts, Acheson operates Empire State South in midtown Atlanta, Spiller Park Coffee at Ponce City Market along with  5 & 10 and The National in Athens.  A second Spiller Park Coffee is expected to open at Toco Hills Shopping Center in the coming weeks, potentially as soon as August 25.  
Inside the upcoming Spiller Park at Toco Hills