Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Bits & Bites


Despite the fact that Ford Fry's Rocket Farm Restaurants has denied that their upcoming north Buckhead eatery will be a second location of Superica, there's a new sign on the building that says "Superica Coming Soon." The sign appears to have been placed there by property owner Regency Centers.  According to Fry, the new restaurant will be a blend between his The El Felix eatery in Avalon and Superica at Krog Street Market.  

New Jersey-based fitness franchise Retro Fitness has closed its Cobb Parkway location at The Promenade shopping center. The gym was located to the right of center anchor Best Buy in a plaza also home to Scalini's Italian Restaurant. The approximately 14,000 square foot gym which opened in 2010 was the first of two locations, the second being in Buckhead.  The Buckhead location, at Buckhead Plaza (3050 Peachtree Road), opened in early 2011 but was closed by late 2012.  While the company still has over 100 locations, they are almost entirely all in the northeast.  

In other fitness news, a new 6400 square foot location of Workout Anytime is nearing completion in Marietta on Roswell Road at Marshalls at Eastlake Shopping Center. The facility combined a number of spaces including the former home of Giga-bites Cafe. (Giga-bites Cafe has since reopened nearby in the Restaurant Depot-anchored Parkway Village Shopping Center.)

Mint by sandpiper has opened at 245 North Highland Avenue in Inman Park.  The store, which I announced this past May, sells both clearance items from the sandpiper store in Vinings, as well as select consignment items.  

Havana Restaurant, aka Havana Sandwich Shop, has reopened in its original location on Buford Highway near North Druid Hills Road. I first broke news of this planned opening in March and while the opening was slightly delayed, many in the area are excited to have it back.  Going forward, both the second location, 3979 Buford Highway in Chamblee, and the original location, 2905 Buford Highway in Brookhaven, will be open for service.   

A new Jason's Deli is coming soon to Savannah on Mall Boulevard near the new Kroger Marketplace.  

Kafenio opened this past Monday on Main Street in College Park. The casual eatery offers "all day Greek fare" and is open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch.  

On the heels of the recent demolition of the former Kroger / Harris Teeter at Brookhaven Plaza, previously reported tenants Total Wine and Stein Mart have been officially announced as "coming soon."  The Total Wine store will be 15,238 square feet, while the Stein Mart will be 28,000 square feet.  The former grocery anchor space was 44,680 square feet.  

Burger 21 plans to open July 27th at Chastain Square on Roswell Road in north Buckhead. Burger 21 opens in place of Scenario, and before that, Chopstix, in the Publix-anchored center. The approximately 3,100 square foot restaurant is the second in the state for the Tampa, Florida-based chain.  One location is open in Buford near the Mall of Georgia with others in the works in Johns Creek and Kennesaw. 

Also in Chastain Square, Cafe Ago, which finally opened last September in place of Cafe Prego, has closed. The 1,200 square foot restaurant was located behind Starbucks, next to The UPS Store. 

2 comments:

Ham said...

Glad to see the Havana sandwich place reopening. I’ve eaten at the old store a few times, but admit I never visited the new place. Sometimes nostalgia makes things seem better than they really were, but if memory serves the food was pretty good.

Greenwave said...

Burger 21 is also opening up a location across the street from California Pizza Kitchen in Dunwoody on Ashford Dunwoody Road. Corner Bakery Cafe is also opening there as well.