Pollo Tropical plans to build a new freestanding restaurant in an outparcel of Brookwood Square in Austell. The new 4000 square foot restaurant will be built close to the former Home Depot, along the East-West Connector. The former Home Depot space will reportedly be split into two spaces. An LA Fitness is "proposed" for a 45,000 square foot portion of the roughly 70,000 square foot space. Pollo Tropical already has five locations open in Georgia with an additional location under construction in Johns Creek.
Burger King plans to open a new restaurant on Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway. The new Burger King will replace a Shell gas station, just inside 285 in west Atlanta.
Keegan's Irish Pub coming to Smyrna/Vinings in the former Blackstone restaurant on South Atlanta Road. Keegan's has two other existing locations on Ridenour Boulevard in Kennesaw and on Shallowford Road in East Cobb. Plans call for the new location to open in late September or early October.
According to a business license filed with the city of Atlanta yesterday, Shaun Doty's upcoming Lenox Square restaurant may be getting closer to opening. "Lenox Green Hen, LLC" dba Bantam & Biddy will have a patio and should open the first week of October.
The Real FIX Pizzeria, previously announced to be opening August 26th, has been delayed again. Given the recent setbacks, management has elected not to announce a planned opening date.
Applebee's plans to open a new location in Bethlehem. The new freestanding Applebees will open on Carl-Bethlehem Road (State Route 324) in previously undeveloped land. The restaurant is being opened by Neighborhood Restaurant Partners, LLC.
Altar'd State has opened a new store near Hollister on the first floor of Mall of Georgia in Buford. The Altar'd State store replaced two smaller stores that closed or relocated elsewhere within the mall. Knoxville, Tennessee-based Altar'd State operates over 30 stores around the southeast including stores in Marietta and Cumming.
Walmart plans to open a new Walmart Express at 907 Marianna Highway in Donalsonville, in southwest Georgia.