Monday, January 6, 2014

Sprouts Farmers Market Officially Confirms Five Metro Locations


Organic grocery retailer Sprouts finally confirms first five metro Atlanta locations.

Phoenix, Arizona-based Sprouts Farmers Market, a specialty grocery store and market, has finally confirmed plans for locations in Snellville, Norcross, Dunwoody, Cumming and Johns Creek.

In Snellville, Sprouts will replace a shuttered Ethan Allen store in The Shoppes at Webb Gin (formerly The Avenue Webb Gin).  The new store is expected to open this coming spring and is expected to be the first Atlanta area opening.

In Norcross, Sprouts will anchor Peachtree Corners Market, a new project from Fuqua Development.  Peachtree Corners Market is located on Peachtree Parkway, across the street from The Forum.

In Dunwoody, Sprouts will replace what was once a Harris-Teeter, and later an Ace Hardware.  The space at Mt. Vernon Shopping Center has been vacant for years and is bounded by Mount Vernon Road, Jett Ferry Road and Dunwoody Club Drive.

In Cumming, Sprouts will open at Lakeland Plaza, replacing a former 28,000 square foot Stein Mart.  The center sits near the intersection of Atlanta and Buford Highways, just off exit 14 of Georgia 400.

In Johns Creek, (Suwanee to some), Sprouts will open at Johns Creek Town Center.  The store will open in a former Shoe Galley space, adjacent to Stein-Mart.  Johns Creek Town Center is located at the northwest corner of McGinnis Ferry Rd and Peachtree Parkway.  The center is anchored by a Kohl's and is across the street from a large Kroger.

I'd expect for the Sprouts store openings to occur in the order above and for openings to begin in the second quarter of the year.

I've also reported that Sprouts is coming to Roswell, Smyrna and North Buckhead/Sandy Springs but these locations have not been conformed by any Sprouts representative.

In Roswell, Sprouts is planned for Roswell Marketplace, which sits at the corner of Mansell Road and Alpharetta Highway, and was previously a Big Star grocery store.

In North Buckhead/Sandy Springs, Sprouts is due to anchor the "Gateway Project" located along Roswell Road, at Wieuca Road.  The large development has been a hot topic for area residents and although its likely to happen, an opening is not expected until 2015.

In Smyrna, Sprouts will anchor Olde Ivy Village. The new center, near the intersection of South Cobb Drive and the East West Connector, was previously home to a vacant Home Depot Landscape Supply, but will soon welcome Sprouts and a number of new businesses.  Del Taco and Krispy Kreme are slated to open later this year, while a industry source tells me Sprouts is not due to open until mid 2015.

Sprouts is also rumored to be involved in a Fuqua Development planned project in Kennesaw, as well as a Cousins project in Decatur.

According to research and industry sources, each Sprouts in Atlanta should be between 25,000 and 35,000 square feet.

Sprouts went public last year, and the slow release of new store openings may be a result of their status as a public company.

Sprouts operates more than 160 locations in ten states including new markets such as Kansas and Georgia where stores are opening soon.

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Do you have more information on the Fuqua development in Kennesaw?

Atlantan99 said...

Hi Anon,

Yes, please see below a link to information on the Fuqua project on Barrett Parkway.

http://www.fuquadevelopment.com/files/atlanta/barrettparkway.pdf

Thanks for your readership!

K-Dogg said...

I continue to hear that Sprouts is slated to open a location in the renovated retail space at Viewpoint on Peachtree Street in Midtown (on the 6th Street side). If true, that would be a game changer!

Anonymous said...

Is there any idea when the Snellville location will be opening?

Atlantan99 said...

@Anon,

Sprouts Snellville will be opening June 11. The Dunwoody location will open June 25th.

Thanks for your readership.

Anonymous said...

So happy to hear that Sprouts in coming to Atlanta. Recently moved from Scottsdale and have been missing getting my fresh produce and supplements. Can't wait for the John's Creek store!!

Anonymous said...

I am so disappointed that the proposed Smyrna store is delayed! We really have no organic or fresh options at all right now and everyone I know was excited about Sprouts.

n_ga_mom said...

Do you know when the Cumming location will be opening?

Atlantan99 said...

Hi n_ga_mom,

An opening date has not yet been made public but I'd expect it to open late this year.

Thanks for your comments and readership.

Anonymous said...

When will roswell market at man sell open and how do I apply?

Anonymous said...

Oh, please hurry and open the Smyrna location! I agree with the earlier comment - we have no organic or farmers market anywhere near us. My mom lives in San Diego, and I love taking her to Sprouts!

Atlantan99 said...

@Anon RE: opening / jobs,

I check out the Sprouts website for up to date answers to both.

Thanks for your interest in my site and Sprouts.

DAzED DoLLiE said...

How can I apply for the market in Atlanta?

Atlantan99 said...

@Dazed Dollie,

Please refer to this link for employment opportunities.

https://www.sprouts.com/web/guest/careers

Thanks for your readership.

Anonymous said...

What is the projected date to open the Norcross/PeachtreeCorners Sprouts?

Atlantan99 said...

@Anon RE: Opening in Norcross,

Thus far all that I've heard is later this year. I'd hope to see it open by October.

Thanks for your comments and readership.

Alicia Feightner said...

Drove past the location for the Roswell store and it is under construction! I'm from San Diego, where there are lots of Sprouts stores and it was a family favorite! I'm very excited to shop there again when it opens!!!

Niyzarialeonae Johnson said...

Hello I currently work for whole foods market and I have for 10 years 7 in supplements but I want to come and work for Sprouts as I feel my years of experience will be able to go a long way. Hopefully become the vitamin manager. Do you have any information on the Smyrna location, like when is it slated to open? I live less than 10 miles from there.

Anonymous said...

A Brookhaven location would be awesome! I think the market would really support a Sprouts due to the health-conscious demographic of the area. It's a huge pain driving into central Buckhead or all the way out to Sandy Springs to get to a Whole Foods or Trader Joe's now, but those are the only options (besides farm delivery). Any plans for one?