The new PNC Bank in East Cobb at Johnson Ferry & Lower Roswell Roads is slated to open July 18th. Its opening will coincide with the closures of the Lassiter and Woodlawn branches.
The new Cheeky at Gateway in Sandy Springs is currently targeting an August 15th opening. Cheeky, a Mexican restaurant and bar, has four existing locations in Forsyth, Norcross, Suwanee and East Cobb.
A new French bakery called Cafe Vendome was planning to open today, July 14th (Bastille Day), but has pushed its opening to August 7th. The Bakery & cafe, which will sell macarons, croissants, assorted other pastries and sandwiches, is located on the back side of Belle Isle Square on Roswell Road across from Fountain Oaks shopping center. The center also includes Food 101 and Cibo e Beve, among other tenants. Cafe Vendome opens in a space that has been home to a number of failed restaurants over the years, most recently Creole Nouvelle, a Cajun eatery, and Fishmonger, a seafood restaurant before that.
Boutique Bargains Warehouse Sale is returning to Atlantic Station July 22nd and 23rd, featuring savings of 50 to 70% off retail prices. Over a dozen Atlanta area boutiques are scheduled to participate including Sandpiper, Poppy's, Kane, Bill Hallman, Range and The Bilt-House.
Bon Glaze, a gourmet doughnut shop, plans to open July 23rd at Powers Ferry Square on Roswell Road in Buckhead. The Buckhead location will also serve New Orleans-style Italian Ice. The first Bon Glaze opened in Brookeigh Marketplace on Johnson Ferry Road in Brookhaven.
Richards' Southern Fried is officially opened at Krog Street Market. The counter service restaurant features Richards' famous fried chicken as well as "hot" chicken. Todd Richards, formerly of The Cafe at The Ritz-Carlton Buckhead and The Pig & The Pearl at Atlantic Station, became executive chef at downtown's White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails last year. Richards' Southern Fried is an extension of that partnership with WOKC owners Alan & Cindy LeBlanc.
LongHorn Steakhouse at Toco Hills is slated to open August 8th. The freestanding restaurant was largely destroyed in a June 2014 fire and its reconstruction was delayed multiple times for a variety of reasons.
Romano's Macaroni Grill has closed its freestanding restaurant at The Shoppes at Webb Gin in Snellville. The restaurant chain was started by serial restaurateur Philip J. Romano (also founder of Fuddruckers and EatZi's among other concepts) in 1988 before being sold to multi-unit operator Brinker International in 1989. After a number of subsequent sales the chain is today owned by Phoenix, Arizona-based Redrock Partners, LLC. The Snellville closure follows the closure of the chain's Dunwoody restaurant in 2013. Macaroni Grill continues to operates Atlanta area restaurants in Alpharetta, Buford and West Cobb.
Calling itself the "Chastain Park" location, a new pure barre franchise is preparing to open next month at Fountain Oaks shopping center on Roswell Road in Sandy Springs.