Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Black Walnut Cafe Coming to Peachtree Corners, Plans to Open Next Year

Black Walnut Cafe 

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.   

Have you been to Black Walnut Cafe?  If so, what are your thoughts?  Where else would you like to see Black Walnut Cafe open?  

Please share your thoughts below.  

6 comments:

Ham said...

While I realize new business are generally seen as a good thing I wonder how much retail/dinning capacity Peachtree Corners can support. Seems like last time I was there the Forum didn’t have quite as nice a mix of stores as it initially did.

Anonymous said...

so Dunwoody Village will now have a Daywatch, J Christophers and soon a Black Walnut Cafe. thats a lot of breakfast to go around

Zach Johnson said...

I've worked in the area for over six years and the influx of restaurants and shops is a welcome addition. Getting in and out of the Forum is a major pain at most times, awful at lunchtime, so it's been great having decent options that are more accessible. Most are busy, so overbuilding's not going to be an issue for the time being. Bring 'em on!

Unknown said...

Just ate breakfast at the Alpharetta location on the patio. We need one on the south side of Atlanta. Great food, wonderful vibe and spot on customer service. Love the idea. Something new, different and fresh.

Lmj said...

Just ate breakfast at the Alpharetta location on the patio. We need one on the south side of Atlanta. Great food, wonderful vibe and spot on customer service. Love the idea. Something new, different and fresh.

Anonymous said...

Just ate breakfast at the Alpharetta location on the patio. We need one on the south side of Atlanta. Great food, wonderful vibe and spot on customer service. Love the idea. Something new, different and fresh.