I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving, a happy Hanukkah and a peaceful Black Friday, please find a few interesting tidbits below.
C. Wonder opened an outlet store at The Outlets Shoppes at Atlanta in Woodstock last week. The growing chain has one existing store in Georgia at Lenox Square in Buckhead. The chain started in 2011 with their flagship location in SoHo New York, and is now closing in on 30 stores, including three seasonal pop-up shops in the northeast and now three outlet locations. Other C. Wonder outlet stores are already open at Philadelphia Premium Outlets and the Tanger Riverhead Outlets on Long Island. To open in Woodstock instead of North Georgia Premium Outlets is a bit odd to me given the existing tenant mix at NGPO seems superior to that of OSA.
Isaac Mizrahi will open just its second retail store in the U.S. at the Outlets Shoppes at Atlanta in Woodstock. Mizrahi's first store opened this past June in Southampton, New York, and is 1200 square feet whereas the new location in Woodstock will be 1800 square feet. The Mizrahi boutique will not be "outlet priced," and instead is just opening there as if the outlet center were a regional mall, which to some it is. Isaac Mizrahi plans to open next Spring and will be located adjacent to C. Wonder.
Montecristo Lounge / Prince Place Cigar Bar & Bistro will be opening soon at 365 Peachtree Hills Avenue in Peachtree Hills.
7 For All Mankind is (supposedly) making a return to Lenox Square. 7 For All Mankind, which opened in Lenox Square in late 2008, closed at Lenox Square April of last year. Now the designer jeans retailer is reopening in the mall! A permit was filed with the city of Atlanta back in June, but did not specify a suite number nor an exact location, only that it would be within the mall. Although I have been unable to confirm an exact location, I myself, as well as a number of mall sources, believe that the store will reopen in a smaller space, near Urban Outfitters. I was previously told by a 7 rep that the store would open October 4th: that clearly did not happen. Now a source within 7 says that the store opening was "delayed" and will now happen "in the new year."
Arby's has closed its midtown location on Spring Street. The restaurant, located at 744 Spring @ 4th Street, was located a block from Tech Square and closed earlier this month according to a local source. From the looks of it, the restaurants dates to the mid 80s and was not yet sporting the new logo nor had it received any noticeable updates in some time.