Thursday, March 4, 2021

[UPDATE] Alamo Drafthouse Declares Chapter 11, Closes & Cancels Select Locations

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, the popular theater chain known for premium food and drink options and their strict no-talking rules, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.  The Austin-based company announced the bankruptcy Monday as well as an asset purchase agreement with partners that will assist the chain in continuing operations and remaining a going concern.  The chain, which operates forty theater locations nationwide, sold itself to Altamont Capital Partners, a previous investor in the company, to affiliates of Fortress Investment Group, a new backer, and to Tim League, Alamo's founder.

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

[UPDATE] Original Chick-fil-A Dwarf House in Hapeville to Close April 30, Reopen Later This Year

In recent years, we at ToNeTo Atlanta have reported on more than a dozen "scrape & rebuild" projects being completed in metro Atlanta by Chick-fil-A.  Some, like the demolition of the "OG" freestanding Chick-fil-A on Briarcliff at North Druid Hills Road in Atlanta were especially sad given the sentimental attachment we and so many other Atlantans had to that location.  That said, Chick-fil-A has now topped the disappointment sundae with confirmed plans to "scrape & rebuild" the Chick-fil-A Dwarf House in Hapeville!

Thursday, February 25, 2021

[UPDATE] Starbucks to Enter Covington, Open in Former Chick-fil-A

A new Starbucks is coming soon to Covington.  While a new Starbucks, especially one so far out of our traditional coverage area might not always be newsworthy, we felt the need to share: this one is special.  You see, this new Starbucks, which measures 3,857 square feet, is opening in place of a former Chick-fil-A.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

[Power OFF] Fry's Electronics Cuts the Cord, Shuts Down

Fry’s Electronics is going out of business.  ToNeTo Atlanta has confirmed that the iconic San Jose, California-based retailer has permanently closed all of its stores nationwide.  The company website displayed a "Service Unavailable" error message late Tuesday night which was replaced by a splash page displaying the closure announcement early Wednesday morning.  The message, which addressed the closure and thanked customers, seemed to confirm the rumors that had been percolating on Reddit and other platforms for well over a year regarding the imminent demise of the once wildly popular store.  

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

[HELP!] High Density Housing Development Threatens Beloved Intown Nature Preserve

An Atlanta-based developer is seeking to rezone more than seven acres on one north Buckhead street into what community leaders fear would "forever alter the character of the street and set a disturbing precedent for other area neighborhoods."  Monte Hewett Homes would like to construct a total of ten (potentially eleven) homes at 1 Emma Lane, just off Lakemoore Drive, adjacent to the popular Blue Heron Nature Preserve, not far from Chastain Park.  

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