4Rivers Smokehouse sponsored a post on facebook earlier this week announcing that construction of their first Atlanta area restaurant is underway. Last year, I was first to report the restaurant's plans to open in the former fire station No. 16, a two story building on Marietta Street, that dates to 1920. There is still no word on when the restaurant is expected to open, other than it will be before the end of the year.
The first brick & mortar location of Select Shades, a new independent sunglass retailer, recently opened at Inman Quarter. The business, which also hosts corporate gifting outings has a second location in the works for The Battery Atlanta. The Inman Quarter store will celebrate its grand opening Saturday March 18th with complimentary wine, food, and live music. The store will be awarding gifts and promotional giveaways from their favorite brands.