Wednesday, September 16, 2020

[EXCLUSIVE] Salad Shop Sweetgreen Secures First of "Several" Spaces in Atlanta

Healthy quick-serve eatery Sweetgreen will soon make its long awaited Atlanta debut.  The D.C. born and now Los Angeles-based eatery has secured space in Ponce City Market for their first metro restaurant.  Established in 2007 by then recent Georgetown University grads Nicolas Jammet, Nathaniel Ru, and Jonathan Neman, the company has since grown to more than 100 units across the country.  

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

[UPDATE] Flywheel Spins into Bankruptcy, Liquidation Likely

The brand that invited riders to "never coast" was apparently doing just that.  Flywheel, which had for the past decade been riding the wave of cycling popularity, will reportedly close all of their remaining studios, according to several sources close to the fitness company.  In Atlanta, the New York-based business had two studios, one in Buckhead Village District (fka The Shops Buckhead Atlanta), the other at Regions Plaza (1180 West Peachtree Street) in Midtown.  The company previously operated a third area studio at Avalon in Alpharetta but it closed last year as part of what was then an 11 studio nationwide closure.  

Monday, September 14, 2020

[UP IN SMOKE] Restaurateur Reopens Buckhead Pizzeria, Adds Hookah Lounge

The owner of Silvano Pizza in Buckhead Village will soon [officially] reopen his restaurant as "Sauce," described on newly installed signage as a Pizza Bar, Restaurant & Lounge.  Located at 25 Irby Avenue, the building in which Sauce is opening has been several restaurants in its more than 50 year history, having had the most success as a spot for barbecue.  

Thursday, September 10, 2020

[EXCLUSIVE] Popular Intown Szechuan Restaurant to Open in Alpharetta

Local restaurateur Gary Lin plans to bring one of his popular intown restaurants to Alpharettta.  By mid-November, Lin hopes to have Hai Authentic Chinese, his authentic Szechuan restaurant, open along Windward Parkway, not far from Costco.  The new restaurant will open in suite #440, a 2,400 square foot space, formerly Swagat Indian Cuisine, between Big Peach Running Co. and Saigon Cafe in The Plaza at Windward, 5530 Windward Parkway.   

[EXCLUSIVE] Mangia E Beva! Storico Vino Coming To Buckhead

The owners of Storico Fresco Alimentari e Ristorante in Buckhead and Forza Storico on the Westside plan to open a third concept later this year in Buckhead.  The new business,  a sibling of sorts to the popular pasta eatery, will be a wine bar and cafe and will open in Buckhead Village District (BVD), the project most recently known as The Shops Buckhead Atlanta, according to sources familiar with the plans.  In Buckhead Village District, Storico will occupy the roughly 1,600 square foot corner space at 3059 Peachtree Road, adjacent to Dior, where Corso Coffee spent more than a half million dollars building out their shop in 2014.  

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