Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Closed Coco Loco to Re-open as Exciting New Retailer

...NOT! Atlanta's endless supply of mattress stores is getting even bigger with the addition of yet another, this a Mattress Firm in the former Coco Loco restaurant on Sidney Marcus Boulevard near Piedmont Road in the Buckhead Crossing shopping center. Coco Loco, a Cuban and Caribbean eatery, closed this past February having been in the center since 1988.

Work on Mattress Firm is already well underway with the interior done, it just needs inventory. Workers were preparing for exterior signage on my visit this week, so it's quite possible they will be open within 14 days or so. Just in case you are keeping track, in addition to other chains, Mattress Firm already operates two location in Buckhead, one adjacent to the Embassy Suites, next to Verizon, and the other less than a mile away across from the shuttered Chima restaurant.

Do you live nearby? Were you, like myself, looking for something better to fill this space? If so, leave a comment and share your thoughts.

7 comments:

Amanda Lomax said...

Hm...what does that say about Buckhead and the high demand of matresses???

Amanda said...

OH BOY. not. so much for hoping it was something good. oh well. I am moving away from this area soon so that's one last thing to "miss." not that I can think of anything I was going to miss anymore with how everything feels like a chain within easy walking distance now.

Anonymous said...

Shouldn't "Exciting" be in quotes? I know I am sooooo thrilled I may not sleep tonight.

Anonymous said...

Seriously, this is the best they could do for that space? How embarrassing. At least try to replace it with another restaurant or something that brings some character to the neighborhood. Putting a mattress store there makes me think I'm living in SW Atlanta.

Matt said...

Atlanta must be doing A LOT of fucking.

I need to step up my game. I still have the same mattress I bought in '05.

TheJohnP said...

Perhaps Mattress Firm is getting out of one of the two other locations they're currently leasing?

Any idea of whether they are actually keeping all three or relocating one to a less cannibalizing location?

Anonymous said...

Anonymous #1, maybe you need an "exciting" new mattress to sleep? lol