Monday, January 25, 2021

[EXCLUSIVE] Studio Movie Grill Shutters Local Theater

Dinner-and-a-movie theater chain Studio Movie Grill (SMG) has closed its location on Holcomb Bridge Road in Alpharetta.  The nine screen location, which first opened in 2010, quietly closed last week.  There was reportedly no notice given to the public in advance of the closure, but many suspected it would close in light of the planned opening of a new SMG about five miles away on North Point Parkway.  

Thursday, January 21, 2021

[Not So Sweet] Godiva to Close All North American Stores

Beloved chocolatier Godiva announced late Wednesday that they will be closing all of their brick and mortar locations in North America.  The closures will affect nearly 130 retail stores and cafes in the region including 115 in the United States.  The company indicated that affected locations will all cease operations as Godiva by the end of the first quarter of 2021 either through sales or closures. 

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

[BIG NEWS] Blaze and BBQ Business Follow Chicken Salad Chain to Buford

It can be a challenge to find good news to report lately, but we are pleased to be able to share that not one, but three new restaurants are headed to Buford! The restaurants, Chicken Salad Chick, Blaze Pizza and 'cue barbecue, are all opening in existing centers around Mall of Georgia, with the first having opened Tuesday. 

Monday, January 11, 2021

[EXCLUSIVE] Lidl Sandy Springs To Open January 20, More Stores Planned For Metro Atlanta

Lidl will open their latest Atlanta area store January 20 in Sandy Springs.  ToNeTo Atlanta first reported October 28, 2019 that the store, first announced in 2017, would in fact be moving forward albeit in a slightly different form.  Originally planned as a ground-up freestanding store, it is instead opening in a roughly 29,000 square foot portion of the former Marshalls in the center previously known as Marshalls Plaza and today known as City Center Crossing.  

Friday, January 8, 2021

[Stop Your Kvetching!] The General Muir to Open Saturday in Sandy Springs

It's been a tough year for restaurants, for hotels, for medical professionals... for everyone.  Thankfully, we have a bit of good news to share to start off 2021.  The Sandy Springs location of The General Muir is slated to open Saturday at City Springs.  ToNeTo Atlanta first reported the planned expansion of the intown favorite in August 2019.  The new, roughly 3,100 square foot restaurant is located along Johnson Ferry Road and includes both inside and outside dining. 

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