|New Babiators kiosk at Lenox Square|
Babiators, an Atlanta-based baby aviator sunglasses company, has opened its first company run retail outpost. Primarily sold through wholesalers, Babiators can now be found on a brand new Lenox Square kiosk on the upper level of the mall, near Brooks Brothers.
Bachrach has officially opened its new location on the upper level, adjacent to the upcoming Athleta store.
GNC has opened its new relocated store above the Fashion Cafe at Lenox Square.
at&t is reportedly opening a new, larger store within the Fashion Cafe at Lenox Square. Currently located next to Häagen-Dazs, at&t is reportedly taking a portion of the former Chick-fil-A, and all of the former Great Wraps and Sbarro locations.
aloft Atlanta Downtown is now open but is only taking reservations for after April 10th. The aloft hotel occupies a heavily renovated Days Inn near the intersection of Baker and Spring Streets, near the Georgia Aquarium and the World of Coca-Cola.
Bobby Jones is relocating its corporate headquarters to Terminus 100 in Buckhead. Jones Global Sports, the brand's parent company, is owned by Omaha, Nebraska-based Waitt Co. and will share office space with Prince Global Sports, another Waitt-owned company. This move brings the Bobby Jones brand back to the home of its namesake. Bobby Jones, a native Atlantan who died in 1971, won five U.S. Amateur championships, three British Opens, a British Amateur and four U.S. Opens, and was a founder of the Augusta National Golf Club, home of the Masters. Bobby Jones previously operated a small shop in the Luxury Wing of Lenox Square but closed the store in 2009. The space is now occupied by Herve Leger. Will Bobby Jones once again have a retail presence in Atlanta?
Peachtree Bikes has reopened in a new Buckhead location. The locally owned bike shop was forced to move after a fire destroyed their Buckhead store in early December. The new Peachtree Bikes is located at 2905 Peachtree Road, across the street from the Publix-anchored "The Peach" shopping center.
Know Style has again closed at Lenox Square, hopefully to never return.
Loco's Grill & Pub has closed at Loehmann's Plaza on Briarcliff Road. The inline restaurant had been the center for years and is the latest closure for the struggling Athens-based chain.
Fresh to Order is said to be opening two locations in Gwinnett County. The Atlanta-based "quick casual" eatery has eight locations in metro Atlanta as well as a pair in Tennessee and a single unit coming to to the Orlando, Florida area. The restaurant group also recently signed a franchise agreement for as many as eight new locations in the Carolinas.
A new Steak 'n Shake is slated for Union City. The historic steakburger restaurant will be built on Shannon Parkway on the site of a former United Community Bank branch.
Tide Dry Cleaners will open its new Dunwoody location this Saturday, April 5th. The Dunwoody location is a former RBC Bank branch and marks the Procter & Gamble chain's fourth location in metro Atlanta. Other area Tide Dry Cleaners are located in Duluth, Roswell and Johns Creek. The four area locations make metro Atlanta the franchise dry cleaners' largest current market in the nation.