Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Bits & Bites

LUNA boutique will relocate to the Shops Around Lenox October 4th.  Luna will occupy the former DEKA space in the Crate & Barrel-anchored center near Lenox Square. While they were previously said to be staying in the Buckhead Exchange shopping center on Peachtree Road, it seems their plans changed.  Buckhead Exchange is in the midst of a major renovation that will see the addition of YEAH! Burger and Storico Fresco Alimentari Ristorante e Mercato.  Nancy's Pizza, Jeanne's Body Tech and Establishment all previously left the center.

Cabana Grill has closed its sole Atlanta area location on Scenic Highway in Snellville.  A test concept from Texas-based Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc., the restaurant will soon reopen under the group's Pollo Tropical brand.  A Pollo Tropical spokesperson said there is currently no definitive opening date. 

Jimmy John's opened their newest Atlanta area location earlier this month. The new Jimmy's is located in "The Peach" shopping center on Peachtree Road, to the left of Planet Smoothie.  

Venkman’s, the new dining & entertainment concept from local chef Nick Melvin and Nicholas Niespodziani & Peter Olson of Yacht Rock Revue is scheduled to open Monday September 14th.  The new establishment is located at 740 Ralph McGill Boulevard in the Old Fourth Ward.  

Montreal, Canada-based Groupe Dynamite plans to bring their Garage brand to the Georgia market later this fall. New Garage stores are expected to open in the coming weeks in Mall of Georgia in Buford and North Point Mall in Alpharetta. Although I have not personally visited a Garage store, it seems similar to Forever 21.  

Yesterday Macy's announced it plans to close 35-40 underperforming stores, about 5% of its total locations. The stores, not yet publicly announced, are due close in early 2016.  Without any solid information, I'd wager the chances of Macy's locations in Northlake, North DeKalb, Greenbriar and Gwinnett Place Malls all remaining open are slim.  In other news, Macy's  announced it will open six new "Macy’s Backstage" offprice locations this fall.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I hope that both the Northlake and North Dekalb Macy's both survive. If not hopefully one of them does. They are the only Macy's I shop at.

vespajet said...

I'd throw the Macy's location at Southlake into the discussion as well (although with it being the only location on the Southside, it may do well enough to remain open). I'm still surprised that Sears hasn't closed up their location there.

Ham said...

As a kid I remember shopping at Rich’s/Macy’s North DeKalb, but honestly the store has seen its better days. Actually, other than the movie theater, that entire mall needs a major remodel. With the continued growth in the Decatur area and the desire for younger folks to move back from the outer burbs it seems North DeKalb could attract some nice tenants.

As a kid I remember shopping at Rich’s/Macy’s North DeKalb, but honestly the store has seen its better days. Actually, other than the movie theater, that entire mall needs a major remodel. With the continued growth in the Decatur area and the desire for younger folks to move back from the outer burbs it seems North DeKalb could attract some nice tenants.

I agree it’s difficult to see Gwinnet, Northlake and North DeKalb all remaining open. As a matter of fact I wouldn’t be surprised if they closed them all and opened a Macy’s Backstage somewhere in Gwinnett like Peachtree Corners or Snellville.