Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Piccadilly to Shutter in Howell Mill Square, Space Likely to be Divided

Piccadilly [Cafeteria] plans to close its longstanding location at Howell Mill Square June 30.  The restaurant, the second largest single tenant in the Kroger anchored center, will likely be split into two or perhaps three suites, when their space is released.  The closure, which was confirmed by two sources with knowledge of the situation, has been in the works for months. 
 
The 10,202 square foot Piccadilly space has been marketed for lease on the center's website for at least two months although there are reportedly not yet any lease/s signed, despite multiple parties interested in the space, according to sources.  Whoever ends up leasing space in place of Piccadilly, they are not likely to open until next spring, at the earliest. 


Howell Mill Square, owned by Marietta-based Retail Planning Corporation, has seen renewed interest in recent months with the upcoming opening of Newk's Eatery and current renovations of Kroger.  


The closure of the Howell Mill Piccadilly will leave the Baton Rouge-based restaurant group with just eight locations in Georgia and 40 overall, in seven states.  Piccadilly, which dates back to 1932, is known for their classic Southern fare served buffet style, both of which are growing less popular with today's millennial consumer seeking healthier food and "experiential" dining. 


Among the Piccadilly restaurants left in Georgia are those in Tucker off Northlake Parkway, Decatur on Candler Road, South DeKalb Mall, Marietta on Cobb Parkway, and Atlanta off Greenbriar Parkway in Greenbriar Mall.  

Piccadilly closed its location on North Druid Hills near Children's Heathcare of Atlanta (CHOA) in early 2016.  Its property, purchased by CHOA in early 2014, sits idle today, but is eventually expected to be demolished and incorporated into the children hospital's master plan.  


Piccadilly previously closed its location on Piedmont Avenue at Ansley Mall in 2009, and on North Decatur Road at Suburban Plaza in 2012.  Piccadilly has also closed locations on Peachtree (Industrial) Boulevard in Chamblee, on Atlanta Highway at Georgia Square Mall in Athens, and on Memorial Drive in Stone Mountain, among others.  


If the Howell Mill Piccadilly is split into two spaces, what would you like to see open in its place?  Do you think there is room in the future for Southern cafeteria-style restaurants?  What is your favorite restaurant on the Howell Mill corridor?


Please share your thoughts below  

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

I would like a Dollar store.
Delicious restaurants are Howells and Das BBQ and Cross Creek Cafe

Katherine Silverman said...

I think a Zoe's Kitchen could do well here.

Anonymous said...

Lazy millennials ruin things! Poor Piccadilly!

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately millenials have nothing to do with it. Piccadilly has reduced the quality of their food over the years and has failed to update this restaurant in any way other than interior signage. The food is just not good anymore. Unfortunately the seniors who do still enjoy it will be left out. They won’t want ZoĆ«’s Kitchen or any other fru fru crap. They might as well turn it into an AT&T store.

Anonymous said...

Jason's Deli! I wish that thrift shop was still in the shopping center, however they closed business too over in Toco Hills. Some small merchandise store would be nice too.

Ken McLaughlin said...

This would be a great location for a "Golden Corral" !!!

Anonymous said...

Fried Tomatoes would be great location here

Anonymous said...

One of the reasons the food is not as good is because the workers are not as good and the reason for them not being as good is because of the pay. This is shamfully one of the worst paying jobs in Georgia.

Anonymous said...

@ 4:12 PM then go find another job

jdk said...

Taco Mac would work perfectly there

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