Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Bits & Bites

A second former Huddle House restaurant will soon get new life as a different concept.  On the heels of the One Eyed Mule opening in the former Huddle House at 430 South Marietta Parkway, JimPa's Catsfish & Chicken  will be moving to the former Huddle House at 2420 Cobb Parkway at its intersection with McCollum Parkway in Kennesaw.  JimPa's was previously located at 3140 Cobb Parkway but closed in early May when they indicated they were moving to a "bigger and better space."   The original restaurant had been open eight years, and according to their Facebook page, had received a perfect 100 on their health score every year.  In addition to the restaurant, its owners operate a popular catering business.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

[EXCLUSIVE] Four Fat Cows Opening Ice Cream Shop in Buckhead, More Locations Coming

Locally owned Four Fat Cows, a gourmet ice cream shop, is going for five with their upcoming debut in Buckhead.  The new Buckhead location will open on Pharr Road, adjacent to both Barking Hound Village and Karma Farm.  The ice cream shop will be located at 30 Pharr Road, which until earlier this year was home to Karma Daisy, a sibling restaurant of Karma Farm.  The Cookie Studio and Fuoco di Napoli, a pizzeria, both operated from 30 Pharr Road in the past. 

Monday, July 15, 2019

[INCOMING!] Roll On In Bringing Sushi Burritos to East Cobb

A new quick-serve franchise specializing in sushi burritos is planning its Georgia debut.  Roll On In Sushi Burritos and Bowls will open the first of at least three planned locations later this fall in East Cobb.  The new eatery will be located Woodlawn Point, a Publix anchored shopping center at 1100 Johnson Ferry Road.  Roll On In will open in suite 100, a 1,050 square foot space adjacent to La Vida Massage.

Friday, July 12, 2019

Bits & Bites

Charming Charlie announced late Thursday that it plans to close all 261 of its stores after its second Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing in the past two years.  Entrepreneur  Charlie Chanaratsopon started the women's fashion and accessories business in 2004.  The Houston, Texas-based retailer operates eleven stores in Georgia including outposts at Cumberland Mall near Smyrna, Ashley Park in Newnan, Mall of Georgia in Buford, The Forum on Peachtree Parkway in Peachtree Corners, The Shoppes at River Crossing in Macon, The Avenue Webb Gin in Snellville, The Avenue Forsyth in Cumming, Arbor Place Mall in Douglasville, Oglethorpe Mall in Savannah, Augusta Mall in Augusta and Woodstock Square in Woodstock.  The Charming Charlie at Cumberland Mall was used in the filing of the hit 2018 comedy A Bad Moms Christmas.   Charming Charlie does not plan to offer severance to its employees, but seeks court approval to offer a one-time bonus to help close its locations. "The Store Bonuses are purposed to mitigate flight risk by incentivizing and rewarding store employees for staying with the Debtors through the Store Closing process," the company said in its filing.

Thursday, July 11, 2019

[UPDATE] Kefi Targeting Summer Debut in Atlanta, Three More In The Works

Things are starting to take shape at the new concept Kefi, coming soon to the former hhgregg at Buckhead Triangle in Buckhead.  The new business, developed by Red Wagon Ventures, an affiliate of Chick-fil-A, plans to marry co-working and coffee with kids and toys to create a business unlike any other, a "family hangout," as they call it. 
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