The "Gateway" is getting closer to opening
SRS Real Estate Partners is getting closer to delivering more spaces for their tenants at "Gateway" on Roswell Road, just inside Sandy Springs.
Overall, the 21-acre mixed-use development consists of 100,000 square feet of commercial/retail space, a 20,000 square foot office component and 630 apartment units.
The retail portion of Gateway will be anchored by a nearly 26,000 square foot Sprouts Farmers Market and an already open CVS Pharmacy.
|From the outside Sprouts has looked ready for months|
Sprouts recently opened their Roswell Market Place store in Roswell and plans to open the Gateway store September 2nd. The Sandy Springs Sprouts will mark the chain's ninth store in the state.
Previously announced tenants PNC Bank and Alon's are no longer involved in the project. Also, Little Alley Steak, once rumored to be interested in the project, is no longer in talks to be included. A real estate source tells me that none of the aforementioned would-be tenants are likely to end up in the project, but that there are active discussions with other prospects.
|Tupelo Honey Cafe will occupy a 6500 square foot space in this building under construction on Roswell Road|
I have learned that pH Wine Merchant, a store with an existing location in Peachtree Hills, will be opening, but under a different name: Corks & Caps.
Yet another location of Salon Lofts has also been added to the project. The salon franchise basically provides independent stylists a cubicle, or large space, in which to meet clients and provide services without the costs of operating their own salon.
Recent additions to the center include Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop, Kale Me Crazy and BLAST ELEVATE YOUR WORKOUT. Asheville, North Carolina-based Tupelo Honey Cafe and Birmingham, Alabama-based Urban Cookhouse, are the two restaurants I'm most excited about having nearby.
|The roughly 4100 square foot freestanding building that Urban Cookhouse will occupy|
In previous posts I have questioned the need for three new Mexican eateries in the development, or really, in the area. As it turns out, there will only be two: Chipotle Mexican Grill and Verde Taqueria. Cheeky Mexican Taqueria will not be opening in the project. Just "Cheeky" will reportedly be a sports bar concept, rather than a Mexican restaurant. Cheeky's founder, Jose Hevia, is no stranger to sports bars as he was a founding member of Atlanta's popular Taco Mac.
The residential component, "The Collection," advertises that it is "now leasing" with studio, one, and two bedroom apartments available.
A real estate source with knowledge of the development said most commercial tenants should be open by the first quarter of 2016. The realignment of Windsor Parkway, rumored by some to be the reason for the delayed openings, is reportedly not to blame. The realignment is not yet underway. Only recently were the buildings demolished and land cleared to make way for the road.
What are you most excited about at "Gateway?" What new tenants would you like to see added to the project? Do you think too much was put into the project and that traffic will be made worse or will fewer people travel and instead stay close to shop/eat?
Please share your thoughts below.