Sprawling Henry county center to welcome numerous new restaurants.
South Point, a 700,000 square foot multi-phase development in McDonough, will soon welcome a host of new eateries. Already home to such popular national retailers as T.J. Maxx, Kohls, J.C. Penney and Academy Sports, new restaurants and likely new retailers are in the immediate pipeline. The center is located on Highway 20, just off I-75 in Henry county.
The first phase of the project opened in the fall of 2008 with JCPenney and Kohl's. Hobby Lobby and Hilton Garden Inn, a limited service, mid-priced hotel, joined the mix in 2009.
Panera Bread, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Five Guys, Pie Five Pizza Co., & Menchie's Frozen Yogurt are all under construction in the center. Most notable of the additions are Pie Five and Menchie's. Fort Worth, Texas-based Pie Five Pizza Co. has existing commitments in Newnan and Duluth, making this latest location just their third known lease in Georgia. Encino, California-based Menchie's has closed at least two metro Atlanta locations (Buckhead & Johns Creek) but apparently still sees growth opportunities in less competitive markets such as McDonough.
As I reported last year, Wichita, Kansas-based Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers opened a restaurant in the center last year. Freddy's, a direct competitor of Indianapolis-based Steak 'n Shake, marked its entrance into Georgia in McDonough and has since added a second location in Athens.
In addition to the restaurant openings at South Point, a number of other openings are planned for the area.
A few miles away from South Point, a new, nearly 9,500 square foot Wild Wing Café is planned for 36 Mill Road. Also on Mill Road, new hotels from Home2Suites, Hilton's extended stay chain (60 Mill Road) and La Quinta Inn & Suites (100 Mill Road) are both planned. The 92-room, all suite Home2Suites is about half done with plans to start La Quinta's construction when 100% complete. As I reported in 2013, Atlanta's first Home2Suites is located in a historic building on Walton Street in downtown Atlanta. Currently the downtown Atlanta Home2Suites in scheduled to open later this fall.