Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Patel Brothers Planning Suwanee Store

Patel Brothers, an Indian oriented grocery store and market, plans to open a second Atlanta area location next year.  The new store, which will be located in the Johns Creek/Suwanee area of Forsyth County, would be built on currently vacant land near the intersection of Peachtree Parkway and Caliber Street.  Forsyth County planning and development documents indicate the parcel on which the store is planned is nearly 11.5 acres.
Hanover Park, Illinois-based Patel Brothers currently operates about 50 stores throughout 19 states including the company's original Atlanta area store on Church Street in Decatur.  The Decatur location, which occupies a former Kroger, has the center in which its located named for it: Patel Plaza.

Planning documents suggest the Suwanee store will be 83,000 square feet, significantly larger than the Decatur location.  Patel Brothers officials have told customers they plan to be open in Suwanee by spring 2018.

Patel Brothers started as a small neighborhood storefront in Chicago opened by two brothers, Mafat and Tulsi Patel, in 1974.  At the time, the Patels were recent immigrants from India, and had trouble finding the ingredients they craved from back home. Their shop sold the kinds of items you couldn’t get at your average grocery store like fresh spices, lentils, and chickpea flour — all imported from India.

While Kroger, Publix, Walmart and Whole Foods Market fight each other for business, Patel Brothers, Nam Dae Mun, H mart and others, have each carved out followings by catering to specific ethnic groups and their preferred foods.  

The new Suwanee store will likely do extremely well given the large Indian population in the Alpharetta/Johns Creek/Suwanee area.

Have you ever been to Patel Brothers?  Where do you shop for ethnic grocery items?   If Patel Brothers opened a third location in Atlanta, where should it be?

Please share your thoughts below. 

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh ... more indian food ... Gross

Anonymous said...

@Anon 8:24 - what is your problem with Indian Food? I'm tired of this backward sentiment. This means more competition, variety and an introduction to additional cultures and flavors. I see nothing negative about it and I welcome Patel Brothers' expansion.

Anonymous said...

"I'm tired of this backward sentiment."

We are all tired of hearing about hurt feelings. Travel to INDIA if you want authentic Indian cuisine.

Anonymous said...

Omg anonymous 4:42 GROW SOME THICK SKIN you baby! That's right you baby! I'm mean! Now grab Mr bunny clinton and go to bed because the sun will come out tomorrow and it will be a fresh clean sunny day with fresh flowers! ... Oh wait its going to rain this weekend ... Scratch that you big baby and get over it! Move on!

Oh and btw you better like EVERY food this world has to offer otherwise your a hypocrite like crooked hillary if you say 'gross'!

If I want a variety of food I'd go to the food court! Now that's 'competition'!

Have a nice day!

Anonymous said...

I thought these posts were moderated. Guess not. You let some pretty vile stuff get posted here.

Anonymous said...

I second the "gross" sentiment. Where I live, we're getting inundated with Indians and Indian shops. I feel like I'm in another country and I don't like the feeling.

Anonymous said...

"You let some pretty vile stuff get posted here."

More hurt feelings. Vile is is the eye of the beholder.

Anonymous said...

Who are these sad people and how did this involve the Clintons? Oh these are the perpetual victims.

Anonymous said...

Precious Lamb, are you being forced to shop there or eat Indian food? Did Hillary have something to do with this store? Are you just always a victim? Poor thing.

Anonymous said...

It's a grocery store... Not a restaurant. They do have some regular groceries. But I believe these people don't like Indians not Indian food...

Anonymous said...

"You let some pretty vile stuff get posted here."

You crack me up! Come to college park where I live and you'll poop. Anonymous you have to be from north Fulton/alpharetta. Thin skin. No yellow mustard for you!

Anonymous said...

Eli, if you do "moderate" these posts, I think you should think through what you allow to be posted here imho...

Anonymous said...

Eli, if you do "moderate" these posts, I think you should think through what you allow to be posted here imho...

... so you don't like the 1st amendment unless it is politically correct and doesn't hurt your feelings?

LOL most Indians (Asian) don't like each other anyway unless they are from the proper caste.

Sincerely,
Repug White Trash

Anonymous said...

I love trying foods from other regions of the country and other countries.
I pity the fool that thinks there is something wrong with Indian food.

Anonymous said...

Actually only the blogger is protected by the 1st amendment... Anonymous comments on a blog are not and can be censored by the blogger.

Anonymous said...

What a troll... you miss the point again! This is his blog, it has nothing to do with any amendments, he can choose whether he wants a troll farm for dickheads like you or let readers migrate to what now, Atlanta...

Anonymous said...

Actually only the liberal blogger is protected by the 1st amendment... Anonymous Alt Right comments on a blog are not and can / will be censored by the blogger.

Sincerely,
Mrs. Lattman Geftman Gold ESQ

Anonymous said...

I pity the fool that will not travel to Varanasi, India ... to devour in authentic cuisine by the Aghori tribe.

Anonymous said...

Another stupid comment by an anonymous troll... "travel to eat with the tribe" ... do you have anything better to do with yourself troll? I pity you...🖕

Anonymous said...

So pathetic. Just some news about an Indian grocery store opening delves into political fight between sickos on either side. The looney tune LIBERAL LEFT and HARD CORE RIGHT. Get over it! Indians don't care about your political views on India or Indian food.

Anonymous said...

@ 9:40 AM Agree!! Indian Americans just want your money, if you choose to be a customer, as their stores and restaurants are built to serve them not US.