|A new Starbucks is coming to the left, Moe's Southwest Grill will occupy the right portion|
A new Starbucks is coming soon to Duluth. The new Starbucks with a drive-thru will open in the former Krispy Kreme at 1550 Pleasant Hill Road, in an outparcel of Marketplace Club. The coffee shop will make use of the existing drive-thru left from Krispy Kreme, which relocated to 2346 Pleasant Hill early this year.
Adjacent to the new Starbucks in suite 101, Moe's Southwest Grill will open in suite 102. The new burrito joint is further along than its neighbor in relocating its space and looks as though it could be open in 60 days or so. On the other side of I-85, close to Gwinnett Place Mall, Chipotle Mexican Grill operates a very busy location whose business Moe's will hope to poach.
Also in Marketplace Club, another new market and restaurant, Green Olive Market, is opening. The new business will occupy the far left end space of the Goodwill anchored center and will reportedly open in a few months. Green Olive will serve burgers and shawarma and will also sell ethnic meats and groceries.
Bridge Boutique has closed its Buckhead location on Roswell Road in Powers Ferry Square shopping center. The boutique, which opened in mid 2013, closed Christmas Eve. A store associate at the original store in Virginia Highland indicated that a new Bridge Boutique is slated to open shortly after the new year at Ponce City Market. Back at Powers Ferry Square, the closures of Bridge and Yum Yum Dessert Co., next door, create what could be combined to be an approximately 1,500 square foot space.
Paul's in Peachtree Hills and Social Vinings in Vinings have closed. The two eateries, both owned by Chef Paul Albrecht of Pano's & Paul's fame, had been for sale for months. Unable to find a buyer, the decision was made to close them ahead of the new year so as not to incur the cost of renewing the liquor licenses.
TGI Friday's has closed its freestanding Mall of Georgia location in Buford. The roughly 5500 square foot restaurant, located at the corner of Mall of Georgia Boulevard and Buford Drive in an outparcel of Marketplace at Mill Creek shopping center, had been open for about 15 years.