Bantam + Biddy, the casual rotisserie chicken eatery from chefs Shaun Doty and Lance Gummere, is opening at Lenox Square later this year. The restaurant will be about 2100 square feet with plans for a outdoor patio as well. The space meant the combination of two suites, 3065B and 3065C. In front, 3065A, measuring about 5600 square feet, is home to the upcoming Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar. Previously described as being "close to Neiman Marcus," that's not exactly true. Bantam + Biddy's space has been home to a number of businesses over the years including a fast fix shop, nail salon, Dead Sea skincare store and other assorted businesses. The space is down the hall from the new UGG store, close to what was once the Delta Airlines sales office.
Bantam + Biddy launched in midtown with its first location at Ansley Mall in 2012. Doty & Gummere added a sibling eatery, Chick-a-Biddy in Atlantic Station, last year. A second Bantam + Biddy opened in midtown earlier this year in place of the short lived Noon eatery on Crescent Avenue at 1010 Peachtree.
The pair are committed to opening another Bantam + Biddy location in Avalon later this fall. A spokesperson for Bantam + Biddy indicated to me that that plans call for the Avalon location to open October 30th, and for the Lenox Square location to open "around the same time."
Pinkberry will open a new yogurt shop in a space previously part of the juniors department at Macy's. The first floor space looks to be about 1000 square feet and is located adjacent to Panera Bread.
Pinkberry currently operates three locations in Georgia: Buckhead at Buckhead Crossing, Akers Mill near Cumberland Mall and at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. A location at Merchant's Walk in East Cobb closed in January and a location at Valdosta State University closed yesterday, for the season, as its on campus.
A source at Lenox Square indicated plans call for the Pinkberry to open in "six weeks."