Memphis based Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken, which opened its first Atlanta area location last year in Peachtree Center downtown, and has a second location under construction in Sandy Springs, has plans for a third location in Chamblee. The Chamblee Gus's will open at the corner of Broad Street and Peachtree Road in historic Chamblee.
Gus's will occupy an approximately 2,900 square foot space at the end of the center, identified by the large, wall that contains the restored Rust-N-Dust Antiques advertisement.
Terminus Commercial Real Estate Partners is renovating and leasing the property where Dutchman's, a furniture and gifts retailer, opened earlier this year.
Gus's Sandy Springs location is located in the 6500 block of Roswell Road, across the street from Sandy Springs Toyota. The restaurant will occupy a newly created nearly 4,000 square foot space. Gus's opening meant the closure of Clay's Sports Cafe and InstaLoan. Clay's, a local wing institution for over 25 years, was expected to reopen in nearby Hammond Springs late this year, but has been delayed for unknown reasons. After hinting at an update earlier this week, Clay's updated their Facebook page earlier today announcing they are "officially opening towards the end of March."
As it stands now, plans call for Gus's Sandy Springs location to open in late January followed by the Chamblee restaurant a few months later.
A disagreement over use of an alleyway behind the Chamblee restaurant could have delayed the restaurant's opening but fortunately a resolution was finalized earlier this week and things appear to be on track.
BCS Restaurant Ventures, LLC is the franchise group leading the restaurant's expansion in metro Atlanta. The group previously announced plans to open at least five locations in the Atlanta market in the coming years.
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