Wednesday, June 28, 2017

[VIDEO] Locally Filmed "A Bad Moms Christmas" Releases First Trailer and It's Hilarious

A Bad Moms Christmas, which started filming last month, has already "wrapped," and has a trailer out!

The comedy, which is the sequel to the 2016 film Bad Moms, was filmed locally in metro Atlanta. (Bad Moms was filmed in New Orleans.)  "Best friends Amy (Mila Kunis), Kiki (Kristen Bell) and Carla (Kathryn Hahn) deal with more stress during the holidays when their respective mothers come to visit."

Sycamore Partners Attaches Itself to Staples for Nearly $7 Billion

Private equity firm Sycamore Partners plans to acquire Staples for $10.25 cash per share, a 12% premium over its share price on Tuesday, before reports surfaced that the transaction was close to be being completed. The deal, the largest ever for New York-based Sycamore Partners, is valued at about $6.9 billion.   

Rize Pizza's Rapid Growth Continues With Planned Dunwoody Restaurant

Rize Artisan Pizza, a new Delaware-based pizza chain that opened their first ever location this past fall in Poncey Highland and added a second location shortly afterwards in Sandy Springs, is already planning a third unit.  The new Rize is planned for a new freestanding building in Dunwoody Village. 
Rize Artisan Pizza on North Highland Avenue in Poncey-Highland

Bits & Bites [Atlanta Commercial Real Estate News]

Struggling Macy's is doubling down on its new outlet division Macy's Backstage, with plans to add even more stores to the as yet unproven concept.  The first three Macy's Backstages in metro Atlanta opened earlier this spring inside full-price Macy's stores at Gwinnett Place Mall, Cumberland Mall and Town Center at Cobb.  More recently, Macy's Backstage stores were added to The Mall at Stonecrest in Lithonia and Southlake Mall in Morrow.  Most recently, Macy's announced that it will add a Macy's Backstage store to Northlake Mall in Tucker.  The store is expected to open in mid-to-late August. The opening of a Backstage at Northlake furthers the idea that Macy's is invested in the mall with no plans to close when the mall is revamped in the coming months/years.  Macy's Backstage, which the company has created in an effort to take on the likes of T.J. Maxx and Marshalls, is also meant to drive more traffic to the main line Macy's store.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

[UPDATE] Metro Diner Makes a Quick Exit in Roswell: Closed After 8 Months

Florida-based Metro Diner, which opened their first metro Atlanta location this past fall in Roswell, has closed.  The restaurant, which replaced Coldbrew's Sports Bar & Grill (which closed last April) occupied an end-cap location in the "880 Holcomb" center on Holcomb Bridge Road.