Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Bits & Bites

Peachtree Bikes will open to the right of KnuckleUp Fitness 
Peachtree Bikes is opening a new location in Sandy Springs.  The new store, opening in the 4500 block of Roswell Road, will reportedly replace the existing Sandy Springs location on Hilderbrand Drive.  The new Peachtree Bikes will occupy what was most recently a AAA office prior to its relocation to a newer, larger building nearby.  The new location could offer great crossover business with the adjacent and newly opened KnuckleUp Fitness.   Earlier this year, Peachtree Bikes was forced to relocate its Buckhead store which is also located on Roswell Road.  The existing Sandy Springs location is about six miles from the Buckhead store, whereas the new Sandy Springs location is barely three miles from Buckhead.  Personally, I'd worry that the new Sandy Springs location is both too close to Buckhead and that the building in which its located could be targeted for redevelopment.  The new Sandy Springs location is reportedly on track to open early next year.  
Athens-based Barberitos has two new locations in the works.  New Barberitos locations are opening soon in Tifton at 1026 West Second Street, and Marietta at 2960 Shallowford Road. Barberitos has existing metro locations in Buckhead and Sandy Springs, and thanks to franchising, is closing in on a total of 50 locations in five states.   

The new Chick-fil-A on Northside Drive in West Midtown is scheduled to open December 9th.  The First 100 promotion for the new restaurant, like most new openings, is exclusive those who live in select zip codes around the restaurant.  The West Midtown opening is especially limited and open to those with valid IDs residing in 30303, 30308, 30309, 30313, 30314, 30318, 30332, 30363, 30369, 39901.

A new Dunkin' Donuts is coming to Peachtree Corners. The new eatery will be built as part of new development at the corner of Peachtree Industrial Boulevard and South Old Peachtree Road.  

A new Buffalo Wild Wings is planned for 2472 North Columbia Street in Milledgeville.

A newer, larger Forever 21 is offically open on the first floor of North Point Mall in Alpharetta.  

Atlanta-based Arby's plans to open its new downtown Atlanta location at 34 Peachtree Street by the end of the month.  

Montreal, Canada based Groupe Dynamite's Garage clothing store has offically entered the Atlanta market with the opening of stores at Mall of Goergia in Buford and North Point Mall in Alpharetta.   Although I have not personally visited a Garage store, it seems similar to Forever 21.

Evans Fine Foods is officially closing this coming Saturday, November 21st.  Diners looking to get one last meal in are encouraged to get there early, as the restaurant will close no later than 3PM.  The freestanding, 3,400 square foot building is actively being marketed by property owner Selig Enterprises.  

Paces Properties has secured two tenants for their upcoming "Glenwood Retail" redevelopment at the corner of Glenwood Avenue and Gresham Avenue  in East Atlanta Village. The project represents the revitalization of roughly 18,000 square feet of restaurant and retail space and is set to complete in late December.  Acorn Amplifiers, a musical equipment dealer specializing in custom handcrafted amplifiers and effects pedals, and So Worth Loving, a custom t-shirt and gift producer, will be located at the redeveloped retail shop spaces. Acorn Amplifiers will occupy a 1,975-square-foot space on the terrace level. So Worth Loving will open a 2,234-square-foot space which will include a retail store as well as production and shipping facility. Both tenants are scheduled to be open by January of next year. 

Copa Cabana Cafe, which opened early this spring in East Cobb, has closed. The Cuban restaurant occupied the former Churchill's Pub in the Target-anchored Merchants Festival shopping center on Johnson Ferry and Roswell Roads.  

Also in East Cobb, Capozzi's NY Deli closed in early September.  Founder Matt Capozzi, who previously worked for "Pasta & Cheese Company" (later known as DiGiorno Pizza) had operated the popular eatery for nearly ten years. Capozzi cited a reported 30% rent hike as a contributing factor in closing the restaurant.  Capozzi is now "Assistant Directory to the Commissary" at Kennesaw State University. Patrons of the restaurant will be happy to know that according to his facebook, Capozzi is making his popular pecan pies available for limited sale (only six remain) this holiday season.


Anonymous said...

I work near the proposed DD site and we've been wondering what the deal is. There was a sign up for a while that made it sound like it would be build in 2015. It's still a grassy field, so I don't think that is happening.


Susan said...

Is Capozzi's NY Pizza and Pasta next door to the deli still open?

Atlantan99 said...


Plans I've seen seem to indicate that it may finally happen!

Atlantan99 said...


Both closed :(

Anonymous said...

East 48th Street Market in Dunwoody is a great option if you like Capozzi's… Actually would rate E. 48th St. market a 13 out of 10. Everything is homemade. They put love into everything they do

Mark said...

I think Capozzi's pizza place is still open. The deli has been closed for a few months but I just had a chicken parm sammy there last week

Anonymous said...

A new QT is coming to Panola Rd in Lithonia

Anonymous said...

Capozzi's NY Deli - are they still open? New owners?

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