California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) plans to reopen is restaurant at Lenox Square November 18th. The popular pizza restaurant was completely gutted to create a new, more contemporary eatery. A restaurant representative referred to the location as a "flagship." A number of non pizza "main plates" were added to the restaurant's menu, including hearth-roasted halibut and fire-grilled ribeye.
Tuesday Morning will be opening soon in the AMC Theatres-anchored Parkway Pointe shopping center on Cobb Parkway. The store will occupy a roughly 12,000 square foot space on the center's second floor, adjacent to shared work space roam. Both roam and Tuesday Morning share a space previously home to Borders Books & Music. The Parkway Pointe location of Tuesday Morning will replace their current location in nearby Cumberland Crossing shopping center, on Cumberland Boulevard, about two miles away. Current plans call for the current location to close early next year, and for the new location to open soon after.
Richard Thomas is hoping to reopen his popular R. Thomas Deluxe Grill in south Buckhead early next month. A kitchen fire the night of October 14 closed the restaurant. Given the eatery is open 24/7, Thomas took the opportunity to complete a few other renovations during the brief break.
Bargainata, which closed in Hilderbrand Court in Sandy Springs earlier this fall, has found a new home. About one mile north at 6600 Roswell Road, Bargainata Thrift Boutique will celebrate their grand opening Friday and Saturday November 20th and 21st. Previously a semi-annual event, the new location will be open year-round on Fridays and Saturdays, 10AM-5PM (with the exception of select holidays.)
Gaja Restaurant, a Korean eatery which previously operated as a "pop-up" within Mother Restaurant & Bar, has opened in their own space. Located at 491-A Flat Shoals Avenue in East Atlanta Village, Gaja is open Tuesday through Sunday from 5-11. The restaurant's sample menu features traditional Korean fare with nothing priced more than twelve bucks.
Late last night Mayor Kasim Reed reportedly made a last minute veto of legislation that would have funded the Moores Mill Road extension project. The extension of Moores Mill Road, between Bolton Road and Marietta Boulevard in Northwest Atlanta, has been the sticking point of Edens' planned Publix-anchored shopping center for years. It was reported earlier this summer that the City Council had approved the funding, but then Mayor Reed vetoed it. Community members called Mayor Reed's actions "spiteful and petty." Councilwoman Felicia A. Moore, who had been tirelessly working to get the project funded, must now convince her fellow council members of the need. Ten votes from council members are needed to override Mayor Reed's veto.