Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Bits & Bites

Slightly delayed from their planned "Summer" opening, Andretti Indoor Karting & Games will celebrate the grand opening of their new Marietta location on Roswell Road on October 17th.  The location replaced what was most recently a Burlington Coat Factory, in a space originally built for defunct retailer Woolco.  The original Andretti location is on Alpharetta Highway in Alpharetta/Roswell.

A PORCELANOSA showroom is under construction in the former Clear space at Buckhead Square.  The highly visible 3,618 square foot space is located at the dynamic corner of Peachtree and Piedmont Roads in the heart of Buckhead. The location will offer kitchen, tile and bath. The new showroom will replace their existing showroom at ADAC on Peachtree Hills Avenue.

The Waffle House on Clairmont Road in Brookhaven is closed for renovations.  According to an employee from the location currently working at another nearby store, ownership told him the work will take about two months and will result in a "bigger & better" restaurant.  This specific location, once one of three within a half mile, is often packed on the weekends.  

Atlanta-based PGA TOUR Superstore recently closed their location on Venture Drive in Duluth and subsequently opened a new location on New Point Parkway in Lawrenceville.  The former location shared a portion of the former Incredible Universe with Dave & Buster's and was larger than the new, roughly 41,000 square foot store. The new location is close to Sugarloaf Mills, whereas the former location was a stone's throw from the shuttered Super Target and close to beleaguered Gwinnett Place Mall.      

Southern Custard "SoCu," a new frozen custard shop, will be opening at Brookleigh Market on Johnson Ferry Road in Brookhaven.  The 1300 square foot shop will open adjacent to the upcoming Marlow's Tavern.   SoCu is being opened by local residents Matthew and Heather Mohalski.  According to Matthew Mohalski, “it will offer fresh, super-premium, rich, creamy frozen custard and bright, sweet Italian ice in a rotating selection of flavors.  Our frozen custard will be produced using a continuous flow method, not a soft serve machine. This important distinction ensures a smoother, creamier, more satisfying product unlike anything else currently available in Atlanta.”

TOP FLR announced earlier this week that November 7th will be their last day in business.  The post on the restaurant's facebook page also indicated that "three new concepts will fill the property at 674 Myrtle Street." TOP FLR opened in 2009. 


Craig "Speedy" Ehlo said...

"SoCu" is opening nearly across the street from Rita's, which is a neighborhood favorite serving custard and ice. Maybe it will be distinguished by being more premium (and probably higher priced), but I'm not sure there's a strong market - especially if it is opening in the Fall or Winter.

Anonymous said...

still trying to figure out how Marlow's Tavern is fitting in Brookleigh Market ... they're aren't any spaces left.