Monday, July 28, 2014

Metro Atlanta Progress Report

In the coming months, mega projects such as Ponce City Market and Buckhead Atlanta will at least partially open.  Additionally, the closest Cabela's to metro Atlanta is slated to open August 21st in Acworth.  At the same time, there are plenty of other openings planned for the coming months in metro Atlanta.  Below, please find a few updates to previously announced projects and one "golden" project that had been getting a lot of comments/questions.

Real Fix Pizzeria (14 Elizabeth Way - Historic Downtown Roswell)  Following a number of delays, current plans call for the restaurant to open by mid August.  
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Restoration Hardware [3030 Peachtree Road (former ESPN Zone) - Buckhead] (official name) Hopeful for October but surely before the start of the holiday shopping season.
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Gold Room [2416 Piedmont Road (former Gold Club) - Lindbergh]  The reinvented and heavily renovated former home of the infamous Gold Club strip club is set to reopen in "a few weeks" according to a source related to the project.   Reportedly under new ownership and management, over  $700,000 has already been spent to update and improve the nearly 7400 square foot, two level club. 





Kroger (2875 North Decatur Road - Decaturish) half of the store is to be complete by the end of August, the other half by September, 2015.  
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Takorea [4474 Chamblee-Dunwoody Road (former Guthrie's) Georgetown Shopping Center - Dunwoody] 
Grand Opening Tuesday July 29th.
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Goodwill [2135 Piedmont Road (former home of midtown antique market) - Midtown] Early 2015
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Sprouts Farmers Market [10800 Alpharetta Highway/ Roswell Market Place (former Big Star) - Roswell] Sprouts is expected to open March 2015.
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Bartaco [3802 Roswell Road/Powers Ferry Square  (former Dunkin' Donuts) - Buckhead] Sources say that Barteca, the restaurant's owner, is shooting for a "winter" opening in Buckhead.
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Twin Peaks (2475 George Busbee Parkway - Kennesaw)  A restaurant representative tells me the planned opening is in November. 
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Walmart Neighborhood Market [3101 Roswell Road/Olde Mill shopping center (former Winn-Dixie) - East Cobb]  Sources say this long delayed store plans to finally open this coming October.  




*Please note this post has been in the works for a few weeks and additional structural changes may have occurred since the photos were taken.   

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Speaking of Buckhead Atlanta (sounds so stupid to say that living here) as a Buckhead resident I am excited about the new restaurants (seems like most of the development is restaurants) but am in absolute fear over the potential gridlock that will take over this area. It is going to be one gigantic mess. There are multiple access points but most people won't use those and will instead try to get there off of Peachtree.

Anonymous said...

Any word on what's being developed in Kennesaw next to Ruth's Chris on Chastain?

Anonymous said...

Any word on what's being developed on Chastain Rd in Kennesaw next to Ruth's Chris Steakhouse?

Atlantan99 said...

@Anon RE: Kennesaw,

That is the previously announced Tin Lizzy's. I'm told it is expected to open late August.

http://www.tonetoatl.com/2013/11/bits-bites_25.html

Thanks for your comments and readership.

Atlantan99 said...

@Anon RE: Buckhead Atlanta,

I have similar feelings on both. The same feels rather simple, but generic. This is of course what the developers were aiming for but it just feels vanilla. The parking and logistics of in/out access could be problems but I'm hopeful that it gets configured in a way that encourages walkers and pedestrian traffic. One can hope!

Thanks for your comments and readership!

Anonymous said...

To this day, I'm stunned that Dean & DeLuca has a store in Charlotte, but not Atlanta.

Makes zero sense.

Anonymous said...

Buckhead Atlanta is waaaay behind schedule. Although some nice restaurants have been announced, I'm doubtful the other retail space leased is above 60%.

And what ever happened to their *big* Spring Fling announcement party. If it happened, i guess I missed it.