Wednesday, October 31, 2012

False Start! The Varsity No Longer Opening in North Buckhead


The Varsity is no longer opening in North Buckhead 


Last month I was first to announce that The Varsity planned to open in the shuttered FIVE GUYS restaurant at Wieuca-Roswell Shopping Center.  Within the past couple weeks, the deal to to put the iconic Atlanta restaurant  in the north Buckhead shopping center fell apart, apparently because of an unspecified parking issue at the center.

There were plenty of opinions in favor and against the planned opening in north Buckhead.  Some readers thrilled that The Varisty would once again be in the Buckhead area after closing their

There are said to be multiple other concepts interested in taking the space so expect news on this very soon.

In the meantime, look for a new FIVE GUYS to open at CNN Center early next year. 

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

What's going on with the old Varsity Jr space on Lindbergh? There has never been a "for sale" sign on the property.

Atlantan99 said...

@Anon,

There had been talk of a development that would have included a Starbucks and Walgreens opening at that corner ( including the Varsity Jr. as well as other businesses) but that plan seems to have been tabled for the time being.

I will update the blog if / when something materializes.

Thanks for reading and for the questions.

Anonymous said...

Yes, because we NEED a Walgreens across from a CVS.

Atlantan99 said...

Personally, I was REALLY hoping for a Rite Aid ... AND a much needed Starbucks! ;)

Anonymous said...

That is the perfect spot for an Applebees!!!