Tuesday, February 14, 2017

[UPDATE] Sprouts to Open Next Month at Decatur Crossing + Much More!

New development nears completion... of phase 1

Decatur Crossing, the new development coming to the corner of Scott Boulevard and North Decatur Roads should see its first openings within the next couple of weeks. 

Sprouts Farmers Market, the Phoenix, AZ-based grocer that has stormed the Atlanta market with over a dozen locations, plans to open March 1st. (Another Sprouts is slated to open April 26th in Tucker.)  Sprouts will anchor phase one of the three phase Decatur development.  

In addition to Sprouts, Decatur Crossing will also welcome a host of new new restaurants and service providers.  

Among the confirmed tenants are Banfield Pet Hospital, Dunkin' Donuts, Great Clips, Luxury Nails, Pacific Dental, SunTrust Bank, Verizon Wireless, Zo√ęs Kitchen, Massage Heights, Tiff's Treats First Watch and City Barbecue.  

The Decatur location will be the first in Georgia for Dublin, Ohio-based City Barbecue which started in 1999.  The casual barbecue eatery plans to open in "mid August."  For those fearing this may be just another chain barbecue joint, their posted "BBQ Facts" should ease those concerns.  

"Do you plan to Build More City Barbeque Locations? Only if we can replicate the quality and service levels that we demand and you expect. We won’t do it at the expense of these two requirements. We currently do not franchise."

Bradenton, Florida based First Watch has expanded its Georgia footprint since entering the market in 2013. First Watch purchased two (corporately owned)  J. Christopher's  restaurants (Johns Creek and Smyrna) in late 2012 and reopened them as First Watch restaurants in January of 2013.  Today First Watch operates seven other locations in Georgia including Kennesaw, Snellville, Alpharetta, Johns Creek Dunwoody, Smyrna and Columbus.  As of now First Watch plans to be open in Decatur by the end of April.
First Watch under construction 
The Tiff's Treats in Decatur Crossing will be the Austin, TX-based chains fourth in metro Atlanta following recent openings in Alpharetta, midtown and Sandy Springs.  Tiff's Treats Decatur is currently projected to open sometime later this summer.  

Overall the Fuqua Development project will welcome "hundreds" of new apartments. (It's unclear what the total number of apartments between the three phases truly is). Decatur Crossing will also welcome a senior housing complex in phase three.  

Sources indicate that phase three will also include a six-story Cubesmart climate controlled storage facility as well as both an Aldi grocery store and a Chick-fil-A restaurant.   

What are your thoughts on all the businesses coming to Decatur Crossing?  What new opening are you most excited about?  What restaurant or retailer are you most excited to see open in Decatur Crossing?

Please share your thoughts below.  


Anonymous said...

an Ohio company opening a BBQ joint in Georgia? Something is wrong with that on a basic level.

Anonymous said...

Referring to the First Watch mention....any news at all on what is going to replace the J Christophers spot at Two Buckhead Plaza? I am stunned frankly that it moved and stunned they have no interest to put a different breakfast/lunch concept in there....it was consistently busy during the week and had excellent brunch traffic on the weekend as well (and is not a massive footprint). Maybe the owner got stupid on the rent, but at some point you would think they would bend....just seems odd given how perfect the spot seemed to work previously.

Sanni said...

Pizza by the slice would be great

Atlantan99 said...

@Anon RE: Former J. Christopher's Buckhead,

Sorry for the delay. I was working to confirm what was going on there and finally got the info I needed.


Thanks for you questions and readership!

Anonymous said...

City BBQ is one of the best BBQ places I have been to and they do it better than some southern BBQ places! Don't knock it until you try it.

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