Thursday, May 25, 2017

Bits & Bites

Zoës Kitchen will join the upcoming Sprouts Farmers Market in the Shops at Towne Lake shopping center in Woodstock.  Sprouts, which will open in a former Publix that had been occupied by Tuesday Morning, plans to open June 28th.  The new store will be the Arizona based chain's 16th in Georgia.  Tuesday Morning relocated elsewhere in the center to make way for the grocer's opening.  Likewise, 9 Round Fitness, an existing tenant in the center, will relocate elsewhere in the center to allow for Zoës Kitchen to open in its current 2,400 square foot endcap space.  Zoës should open later this fall.  

A new BP convenience store and gas station is under construction near Georgia State Stadium (FKA Turner Field) in southwest Atlanta.  The business is located at the corner of Windsor and Fulton Streets and property that was previously undeveloped.  

Walgreens has closed their freestanding location at Mansell Road and Alpharetta Highway in Alpharetta.  Another relatively new Walgreens closed on Roswell Road in Sandy Springs and after a deal to repurpose it fell through, continues to sit vacant. 

Bowl Lab, a new concept serving bowls filled with poke, acai and meat, plans to open soon in the former 1,455 square foot Subway in Vinings Slope near Vinings Jubilee.

Golden Corral has opened its newest Atlanta area location on Cobb Parkway in Smyrna.  I first wrote about the planned restaurant last April and the restaurant finally opened this past Sunday. 

redo furniture and appliance warehouse opened earlier this week at Akers Mill Square near Cumberland Mall. The used furniture and appliance store opened in place of Sports Authority which closed last year.  According to a representative from Olshan Properties, which owns the center, redo has only signed a temporary, three month lease. A previously reported Dick's Sporting Goods will not be opening in the space, but Olshan does reportedly have a lease signed with another as-yet- unnamed retailer to open after redo closes later this summer.   

Tory Burch will soon open its first outlet store in Georgia at the North Georgia Premium Outlets in Dawsonville.  The company currently operates a total of 17 outlet stores in 11 states with the closest locations currently being in Orlando and Sunrise, Florida.  Tory Burch currently operates two full-line stores in Atlanta at Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza.  The two Florida outlets, as well as the three Georgia locations, are all in Simon Property Group owned properties.  

Marios and Kaliopy Kitas, owners of downtown Decatur's Andryannis Greek Bistro, have sold their business.  The new owner, Christopher Sheehy, will reportedly convert the restaurant into an American eatery called "SideChick," serving all three day-parts.  Pending inspections and such, Sheehy tells me he hopes to be open as soon as late June.  The Kitas, who opened Andryannis on Clairemont Avenue, just off E. Ponce de Leon Avenue eight years ago, plan to take a "nice summer vacation." The family hinted at having plans to open elsewhere in the future saying, "visit our website or follow us on Facebook and Instagram to see our news and where we will be opening the next Andryannis Greek Bistro."  Steve Josovitz of The Shumacher Group, Inc. represented the seller and assisted the buyer in the transaction.  

German grocer Lidl, which plans to open upwards of a dozen locations across Georgia in the coming years, intends to build a distribution facility in Cartersville to accommodate its growth.  The new 756,000 square foot facility is planned for the southwest corner of Cassville Pine Log Road & Great Valley Parkway.  Lidl previously announced plans to open their first U.S. stores next year but recently revealed their first few stores will actually open next month in Virginia. Lidl has distribution centers already under construction in Fredericksburg, Virginia and Graham, North Carolina.  


Anonymous said...

Well what do you know? Georgia State has already brought more development to the stadium area in a few months than the City of Atlanta and the Braves manged in 50 years.

I saw the ReDo signs at Akers Mill earlier this week and was prepared to alert you, but couldn't find anything at all on the company. I then thought maybe it was just being used as ad space because the signs looked like temporary ad wrap.

Regarding Golden Corral - I didn't know they were still opening locations, especially near the city. I thought it was more of a small town rural concept. The one near Griffin always seems to be really crowded.

Anonymous said...

Lidl is building a store in Douglasville, GA.

396 said...

Come on now. SideChick? You can't be serious.

Anonymous said...

Great site - thanks for all the info on retail and restaurant developments! Any updates on a Bojangles on Memorial Drive next to Wal Mart near where Memorial intersects with Columbia? I remember you reported on that a while back. live in Belvedere Park and we're excited about the upcoming Gus' Fried Chicken. Really excited about any new development in our area.

Atlantan99 said...

@Anon RE: Bojangles'

Sadly, I was recently informed that the Bojangles' franchisee that had planned to open that location, has tabled the plans indefinitely. As a Bojangles' fan, I'm pretty bummed. I'm holding out hope that the delayed Chamblee location eventually opens but there has been no update on that in months :(

Thanks as always for your comments and readership.

Anonymous said...

where da bojangle at in chamblee? me loves me sum bojangles

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