Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Bits & Bites

A shuttered Radio Shack 

Radio Shack has closed its store at Buckhead Crossing on Sidney Marcus Boulevard near the Lindbergh MARTA station.  

Del Taco has opened its new freestanding restaurant on Roswell Road in East Cobb.  I first announced plans for the restaurant over two years ago, but it was delayed by a number of issues.  The Del Taco replaced what was a vintage TCBY yogurt shop.  

The new Cook-Out is now open in Warner Robins.  Cook-Out opened on Richard B. Russell Parkway in a onetime Hardees.  

Loehmann's has been reborn as an online e-tailer. The legendary retailer which dates from 1921, closed its bricks & mortar stores last year following a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing.  The merchandise offered online generally seems less exciting that what was once available in their stores.  

Chama Gaucha has opened in the former Modern / Copeland's space at Tower Place in Buckhead.  The Brazilian churrascaria hopes to challenge established favorite Fogo de Chão for a share of the all-you-can-eat meat business in Buckhead.  Chama Gaucha has an uphill battle with Boi Na Braza and later Chima both having already failed against Fogo in Buckhead.  

Pita Palace near Toco Hills completed a major renovation during the recent Passover holiday.  

The new Bojangles' on Dacula Road in Dacula opened yesterday. Another new Bojangles' is slated to open May 14th on Roswell Road in Sandy Springs.  

According to my friend at Roots in Alpharetta, fast casual Mexican eatery Salsaritas Fresh Cantina will enter the Atlanta market with a location in Alpharetta.  The new Salsaritas will open in the coming months in the former Uncle Maddio's Pizza Joint on Windward Parkway. Another Salsaritas will open in Savannah with others planned in and around metro Atlanta.  

The new CVS Pharmacy has opened at the Gateway project on Roswell Road, just north of Buckhead.  

Omni Hotels & Resorts will flag the new 250-room hotel coming to the new Atlanta Braves stadium project in Cobb County.   


Anonymous said...

Between Modern and Chama Gaucha how much money and time was spent on the build-outs? Neither one of them were particularly fast.

The question now is - does Chama Gaucha stay open longer than it took to build out or will the time to build out both Modern and Chama Gaucha be longer than the combined time they were open?

Anonymous said...

R adioS hack

Ha- that is kind of funny.

jeff a. taylor said...

As of yesterday the big TCBY sign was still in front of that del Taco, which was really funny. Meanwhile, across the street, that new Cuban joint is supposedly open and up Johnson Ferry a bit, that Middle Eastern joint -- Caspian Grill -- supposedly opens on Friday, despite having its sign crushed by a truck, or storm, or something.

Much sign confusion here in East Cobb.

Anonymous said...

That hack to the RadioShack sign is great.