Lenox Square has been in the midst of a multi-faceted renovation in anticipation of the upcoming opening of Buckhead Atlanta.
The entire food court (Fashion Cafe) ceiling has been lifted a few feet to provide more natural light and it now also sports a nice, modern, clean design. In addition to the new look, new casual dining options are also being added.
Freshii, a new-to-the-market healthy fast food eatery, will open their first Atlanta area restaurant in the Fashion Cafe at Lenox early next year. The restaurant was started in Toronto by Matthew Corrin in 2008, and today has over 70 locations in eight countries. Freshii's menu consists of salads, quinoa, spicy lemongrass soup, and the occasional kale and lime smoothie. Ironically, Freshii is, in a way, the fast casual version of True Food Kitchen, a Phoenix-based full service restaurant that will open at the front of Lenox early next year.
Chipotle Mexican Grill expects to open its new Fashion Cafe location by the end of the month. Chipotle has an existing Buckhead location at Lenox & Piedmont Roads, and recently opened its first Atlanta area food court location at Perimeter Mall in Dunwoody. The popular burrito joint also recently added new locations to Brookwood Place in south Buckhead, downtown Decatur on West Ponce, and near North Point Mall on Haynes Bridge Road.
Figo Pasta, a concept I was originally informed would be opening in the Fashion Cafe, may no longer be involved in the project.
Sprinkles, which I previously reported would open December 13th, is now not so sure about its opening. While I have been unable to get a definitive date confirmed, multiple sources close to the construction tell me that the space is about a month away from being done. A Sprinkles NY-based P.R. rep says the cupcake shop hopes to be open by "mid December," but outside sources say that the opening may not actually occur until after the first of the year.
In other Lenox Square news, Lacoste opened its larger new store today near the front of the mall.