The Woodlands, Texas-based Black Walnut Cafe has purchased land for a third location in metro Atlanta. The newest location will be built on Peachtree Parkway, near Peachtree Corners Circle, adjacent to the new-ish Chase Bank. The restaurant will be located across the street from J.Alexander's (Redlands Grill) at The Forum. Although located nearby, Black Walnut Cafe is not part of Fuqua Development's Peachtree Corners Market.
The casual breakfast, lunch and dinner eatery previously secured the former Old Hickory House in Dunwoody, as as well as a vacant parcel in Alpharetta. In Dunwoody, it's likely that the building, which sits on Chamblee Dunwoody Road, will be demolished and rebuilt. In Alpharetta, the restaurant will be built at the corner of Windward and North Point Parkways. Currently, the subject property is vacant, situated between Georgia's OWN Credit Union and Twisted Taco.
Black Walnut Cafe serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and most entrees are around $8-13 with few items crossing the $20 threshold. All locations feature a full bar, as well as assorted coffee and gelato options.
Started in 2002, Black Walnut Cafe currently operates in Texas exclusively, with eleven locations open and a twelfth coming soon.
According to Chris Routledge, Vice President at Colliers International, who handles site selection for the brand locally, plans call for as many as seven locations for the chain over the coming years. Routledge also said that the company has delayed construction on the existing locations to achieve what he called "critical mass," which he said was reached with the third location. Pending permitting and construction delays, Routledge said the three restaurants should open nearly simultaneously in about six to nine months.
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