Northlake Idol on Northlake Parkway in Tucker has finally closed. The former Chili's and Twisted Taco had reinvented itself as a karaoke bar and restaurant but never really seemed busy. A 50% off deal on Scoutmob last year was likely their last effort at getting people in the door, but as we've seen before, that did not go as planned.
RaceTrac's new next generation C-store and gas station at Lawrenceville Highway and Northlake Parkway opened last week. As of yesterday the station, and nearby QT were in a price war of sorts, each selling unleaded gas for $3.15, the lowest price I've seen around town. The RaceTrac, like new stations in Acworth and Smyrna, features an expanded food menu, beer cave and 39 cent per ounce frozen yogurt.
The former Krystal on Lawrenceville Highway in Tucker will soon reopen as American Deli.
Steven Alan will open a new location on the Westside at White Provision. The New York-based brand will open in a suddenly crowded retail market that already includes Sid and Ann Mashburn as well as Billy Reid, Calypso St. Barth and Free People. Jack Spade will open soon. Steven Alan's Atlanta boutique will mark the first location in the south, and should open mid-late spring.
The General Muir, the new Jewish style deli from the owners of West Egg, has again pushed their opening, now expected to be in the latter portion of February. The restaurant will be helmed by chef Todd Ginsberg and is located within Emory Point, the new center on Clifton Road across from the CDC.
Additionally, Yum Bunz has also pushed their opening, now planned for the latter portion of February, as well. The dim sum eatery on Marietta Street on the Westside is being opening by Mike Blum of The Original Chow Baby and Guy Wong of Miso Izakaya.
For myself, The General Muir and Yum Bunz are two restaurants that I'm most looking forward to, while Jack Spade is one of my favorite lines. What are you eager to see open?