Thursday, July 23, 2009

Lenox Square Grill On Track For October Opening

Work on the Lenox Square Grill is finally in progress. Though the dining areas and bar will remain similar to the Clubhouse days, the kitchen is undergoing a significant overhaul and remodel. Utilizing the shuttered The Clubhouse space as an eatery deviates from a string of eatery closures in the mall. Brasserie Le Coze left the Luxury Wing in advance of the renovation and addition of the second floor. That space was taken over by the expansion of Neiman Marcus. Mick's closed and later became American Eagle and open space. Years ago, Tom Catherall's Tom Tom Bistro and Sushi Bar closed, and that former space is now part of Urban Outfitters. All in all, it's great to see an eatery, remain an eatery, and not become more retail. This being the 10th concept for Atlanta-based CentraArchy Restaurant Group, the month of August will be dedicated to training employees and perfecting the food offerings. With The Tavern at Phipps and New York Prime across the street, CentraArchy will now have three restaurants in the Buckhead area. Repeat Atlanta!


Anonymous said...

And I can't get over how creative the name of the restaurant is! I wish I could have thought of that.

Anonymous said...

I agree the name could have been more creative but let's just hope for good food. It sounds like CentraArchy is planning a Tavern at Phipps Jr. And I admit, I like the Tavern. The food is not great, but its decent enough and a nice atmosphere. (It also helps that its accessable from inside the mall)

The Clubhouse was horrible and everybody figured that out after about 3 months.

Closed in malls are very fickle when it comes to food.

Proshop99 - obviously Cheesecake and Maggiano's are in the market, but are you surprised that PF Changs didn't make a run at this site?? They are not in Buckhead and they love malls. Just curious to your opinion. I think they would do REALLY well at Lenox.

ProShop99 said...

Now that you mention it, PF Changs would have been a good fit. With the next closest location being Perimeter Mall, many see Buckhead undeserved in that cuisine and atmosphere.