|Work progressing on the future patio dining area at Lenox Square's Fashion Cafe|
Simon Property Group is making even more changes than originally thought within their
food court Fashion Cafe.
Sbarro, an established pizza chain, that has been in the mall for over a decade, will close as of February 27th. Sources say their lease is not being renewed. Melville, New York-based Sbarro filed for bankruptcy in April 2011 and emerged in November 2012 but reportedly is once again in financial trouble.
Subway is also allegedly on its way out. (Thank goodness)
Chipotle Mexican Grill is hoping to be open in May in the space to the right of the new Chick-fil-A, following the chain's entry into metro malls. Last year, the chain opened an immediately popular location within the Perimeter Mall food court in Dunwoody.
Pinkberry is also opening in the mall and will likely replace Delights, an independent ice cream / yogurt shop that has already moved once within the food court. (Their former space was originally a Freshëns but is now the home of the soon-to-open Freshii, a "health casual" concept entering Atlanta with its first location at Lenox Square.)
The new Fashion Cafe will sport new seating options and increased visibility and lighting. Additionally, an outdoor dining area is currently under construction and should open in the spring.