Friday, February 3, 2017

Bonus Bits & Bites

Two Dudes Are Gonna Make "Fetch" Happen 
Fetch has released the first renderings of its restaurant and dog park bar concept coming to the Old Fourth Ward later this year. Fetch is the first restaurant concept by Atlanta businessman Stephen Ochs and his business partner, Garrett Reynolds. The restaurant is expected to open later this Fall and is located within walking distance of both Krog Street Market and the BeltLine.  Situated on a 1.27 acre lot at 520 Daniel Street, the business will include three separate concepts.  "In Fetch Park, the on-site dog park, a converted Airstream trailer featuring a full bar and outdoor TVs will serve beer, wine and cocktails to park visitors. The main building, Fetch Ice House, will house a restaurant and bar in an open-air, rustic setting with plenty of outdoor seating. A shipping container transformed into a full-service bar with TVs and a rooftop lounge serves as the centerpiece of the property.   Fetch will offer Wi-Fi throughout the restaurant and park area, a dog wash station and a membership option for dog owners seeking a safe, enjoyable place for theirs pets to play." 

UTBAPH to be Reborn in Marietta
A franchise of Willie Jewell's Old School Bar-B-Q is planned for the former Pizza Hut in an outparcel of Sprayberry Square Shopping Center on Sandy Plains Road in Marietta. The BBQ restaurant is actively going through the permitting process with plans to renovate the nearly 2,700 square foot former pizza joint to suit their needs.  Oddly enough, Marietta resident Stephen Franklin recently opened his own BBQ joint, DAS BBQ, in a former Pizza Hut on Collier Road. Launched in 2009, Willie Jewell's is a fast casual spin-off of Bono’s Pit Bar-B-Q, a Jacksonville,FL based BBQ joint that first opened in 1949, and now has multiple locations.  There is currently one Willie Jewell's open in Georgia in Martinez (Augusta) with another coming soon to Peachtree City.  

Larkin on Memorial Signs Two More Tenants 
Shep's Grant Park Ace Hardware and Primrose Schools are both joining the Larkin on Memorial redevelopment.  Slated to open in Grant Park later this year, the 63,000 square foot Larkin on Memorial represents the redevelopment of the Larkin Refrigeration Company and Veteran’s Radiator buildings.  Shep’s Grant Park Ace Hardware is an independently owned family Ace Hardware retailer, selling major brands such as Big Green Egg, Stihl, Yeti, Weber, Toro and Craftsman. The 5,700 square foot Larkin location will be the second in the Atlanta area for Shep’s owner Zach Stafford, who opened his first store in early 2015 at the corner of Juniper and 7th Streets in the bottom of SkyHouse South apartments. 

A franchise of Acworth-based Primrose Schools will also open in the complex.  As one of the nation’s leading early childhood education and care providers, Primrose Schools provide full-day early education and child care services for children ages birth to 5 and after-school care for children ages 6-12.  In addition to Shep's and Primrose, Taqueria Del Sol, Ramen Station and Grant Park Market have previously been announced as tenants in Larkin.  

The Other Shoe Has Dropped in Wake of Target's Closure in Roswell 
Last month's closure of the SuperTarget in Roswell's East Village shopping center has reportedly triggered "co-tenancy" clauses in the leases of other tenants in the center.  As a result, Rack Room Shoes is planning an "early February" closure, possibly as soon as the 11th.  The center is  also home to Marshalls and Dollar Tree, both of whom claim they have no immediate plans to vacate the center. Marshalls, of course, relocated to East Village from the Plaza at Roswell shopping center when the SuperTarget center opened in 2008.  Taco Mac, Mattress Firm and Panda Express, among other businesses, also have locations in the center but it's unclear what their next move, if any, may be.  Adjacent to Marshalls is an undeveloped parcel that is apparently suitable for a "65,000 square foot anchor space."  Perhaps an expanding grocer, LIDL for example, could be interested in the parcel to bring life back to the center.  

Sprouts Sets Tucker Opening Plus New Tenant Additions 

The new Sprouts Farmers Market coming to Tucker Meridian shopping center is slated to open April 26th.  The Tucker opening will come on the heels of the natural foods grocer's expected March 1st opening at Decatur Crossing in Decatur, and follows last month's opening at Parkside West Cobb.   In Tucker Meridian, Sprouts joins fellow anchors Dicks Sporting Goods, Ross Dress For Less, DSW and Hobby Lobby, all of which are expected to open around the same time according to sources familiar with the project.  The anchors will be joined by Coffee & Bagels (Caribou Coffee and Einstein Bros. Bagels), Newk's Eatery, Jimmy John's, Sport Clips, VIP Nails and of course, Mattress Firm.   New additions to the center include Nothing Bundt Cakes, Hollywood Feed, a boutique pet store serving only dog and cat owners, Mathnasium, a children's education facility and Sage Dental.  


Anonymous said...

Previously I thought you'd reported that it was Goldberg's that was going to be at the new Tucker shopping center (as opposed to Einstein's). Is that not the case?

Atlantan99 said...

@Anon RE: Goldberg's

I'm not sure if it was reported elsewhere but as awesome as a Goldberg's at Northlake Meridian might be, I never reported it and have no reason to believe it was ever talked about / in the works.

Anonymous said...

One of my friends who does some PI for Target told me that IKEA has expressed interest in the property where Target used to be. With all the undeveloped land there, I still don't think it would fit, but I know IKEA has been looking for a second ATL location.

Anonymous said...

I love the Fetch concept. Can't wait for it to open. I think it will be a success after they get past the early-on learning curve with people figuring out how to handle their dogs while there.

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