Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Bits & Bites

Mont Blanc is now open in its new, larger store on the first floor of Lenox Square.  The new store offers an expanded selections of Mont Blanc's signature pens as well as assorted leather goods and related accessories.  

Brokerage firm Charles Schwab plans to replace its current Dunwoody branch with a larger, new location early next year.  Located at the corner of Hammond Drive and Peachtree-Dunwoody Road, the new Charles Schwab will open in an under construction freestanding building adjacent to the new Citizen Perimeter apartments.  Charles Schwab's current Dunwoody location is at 1100 Abernathy Road within the Northpark Town Center office park. Charles Schwab previously relocated their Buckhead location to a new freestanding branch next to Grand Hyatt on Peachtree Road.

Chase Bank is opening a new location at Cobb Parkway and Akers Mill Road.  According to the Chase website, the new branch is scheduled to open November 18th.  The Chase Bank replaces a demolished Men's Wearhouse store.  Men's Wearhouse reopened in a new space next door a few months ago.  

A new Taco Bell is coming to Rome.  The new Taco Bell will be built at 2797-C Martha Berry Highway, across the street from Mount Berry Square Mall. 

Organic baby clothing boutique Feather Baby has opened in Buckhead on Roswell Road, to the left of The Buckhead Theatre.  Feather Baby started in Decatur a few years ago and is now sold in over 300 boutiques around the country.  

Marco's Pizza will soon open a number of new locations around metro Atlanta.  One will be on Briarcliff Road near Quality Kosher while another is in the works in Sandy Springs at the Kroger-anchored City Walk shopping center.    A third location is coming to Dacula.  Toledo, Ohio-based Marco's Pizza now has over 55 locations in Georgia with plans for more in the coming years. 

Buckhead Bottle Bar & Bistro has closed its Buckhead location and plans to reopen soon in midtown.  The new restaurant, now called Bottle Bar & Bistro, is opening at the corner of 5th and Juniper Streets in the former home of Straits restaurant.  The new location will reportedly open "soon." 

New to market Indian eatery Bawarchi Biryani Point has opened at Abernathy Square in Sandy Springs.  The new Indian eatery joins anchor Publix as well as newcomers Dantanna's Tavern and the soon to open second location of Seven Hens in the center. 

A new indoor ice hockey facility is under construction at Northwood Drive & Roswell Road in Sandy Springs.  (The site is basically at 285, opposite the soon-to-move Ruth's Chris Steakhouse.)  Squire Inn, Inc. previously operated a Days Inn hotel on the property, but it was demolished in 2007.  Former Sandy Springs mayor Eva Galambos referred to the development as "a first-class ice hockey facility."    The facility will reportedly be 31,000 square feet and be open year round.  Onsite amenities will include a rink for skating and hockey, locker rooms, a snack bar and a pro shop.  The plan is to have the facility ready for guests late in the first quarter of next year. 


Theron Sapp said...

Welcome to the new rink. Lots of fond memories of The Igloo on Roswell Road in North Buckhead, where Golden Buddha is today.

Anonymous said...

I don't get Marco's. Pretty boring pizza. With the Mellow Mushroom across the street they must be banking on delivery.

Imandy said...

A new Marco is also going in at the strip mall on the corner of Peachtree Industrial and Winters chapel in that center filled with a Laundromat, Mexican grocery and Chinese restaurant. Very very cheap rent area but I believe they can bill this as "Dunwoody"

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