Monday, April 12, 2021

[EXCLUSIVE] East Pole Coffee Secures Special Space for Second Shop

The owners of East Pole Coffee have secured a special intown site for the their second coffee shop.  Newly released marketing materials for The Plaza on Ponce confirm that a new East Pole Coffee will open in place of San Francisco Coffee at 676 North Highland Avenue.  San Francisco Coffee (now known as Apotheos Roastery) closed its shop in 2019 following a fire in its space.  

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Bits & Bites

After being closed for about a year, On The Border plans to reopen their Alpharetta area restaurant Monday April 12.  The restaurant, located in a freestanding building at 10575 Davis Drive, just off Mansell Road, was repainted, renovated and will debut a new soon-to-launch chain-wide menu when it opens.  The Alpharetta On The Border is one of five in metro Atlanta for the Irving, Texas-based chain. The other Atlanta area locations are in Buckhead, Kennesaw, Buford and Duluth, which according to the company's website is operating exclusively for to-go and catering orders.  

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

[EXCLUSIVE] Slim Chickens Crosses States Lines, Entering Georgia

A new-to-market chicken chain is looking to find success where another failed.  Slim Chickens, based in Fayetteville, Arkansas, plans to open a new location in Evans in place of PDQ.  Based in Tampa, PDQ opened its ground up location in the Augusta suburb of Evans in 2014, but closed it in late 2019.  The roughly 4,200 square foot state of the art freestanding building features the all important drive-thru and was built specifically for PDQ. 

[EXCLUSIVE] Whataburger Secures Prized College Location

We are not yet able to share news of a confirmed deal for Whataburger in metro Atlanta, but we did obtain confirmation of a new Whataburger about a hundred miles away.  The popular San Antonio-based burger joint plans to open what will be its 20th Alabama location later this year in Auburn.  The new Whataburger is opening at Toomer's Corner, where it will occupy the historic former Bank of Auburn building at 101 North College Street, a stone's throw from Auburn University. 

Thursday, April 1, 2021

[ALERT] Office Depot Closing Two MORE Stores in Atlanta

ToNeTo Atlanta has learned that at least two additional Atlanta area Office Depot stores will soon close.  The two new closures - Snellville and Stone Mountain - follow news we reported March 19 that the Boca Raton-based company is also closing stores in East Cobb, Sandy Springs and Hiram.  All affected stores are currently offering 5-30% off in-stock merchandise ahead of planned May closures.  

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