Sunday, April 14, 2019

[PIZZA PIZZA!] Mellow Mushroom Moving into Former Muss & Turner's, Marking Return to East Cobb

A new Mellow Mushroom pizza restaurant is coming to East Cobb.  The Atlanta-based franchise chain will open in the roughly 5,200 square foot space most recently home to locally owned Muss & Turner's in Woodlawn Square shopping center.  The center, along Johnson Ferry Road, is anchored by The Fresh Market and is also home to Half Price Books, J. Christopher's and Hollywood Feed, among other tenants.  

The new Mellow Mushroom marks the return of the chain to the East Cobb community following the 2015 closure of the Mellow Mushroom at The Fountain at Olde Towne, a mixed use development that was demolished.  The property is now home to Northside Hospital's East Cobb Medical Center. 

The space in which Mellow Mushroom is set to open was home to Muss & Turner's from March 2017 until February 2018.  Before that, the space was home to Common Quarter, a sibling restaurant to Muss & Turner's that operated from 2013 until 2017. 

The East Cobb Mellow Mushroom will reportedly be operated by the same pair of business partners who opened the West Cobb Mellow Mushroom  at Parkside West Cobb.  The 4,991 square foot restaurant opened September 11, 2017 in a center anchored by Sprouts Farmers Market and Marshalls on Dallas Highway.

A source at Woodlawn Square owner Retail Planning Group told ToNeTo Atlanta over the weekend that the lease with Mellow Mushroom was signed earlier this year, but only recently has the restaurant started serious interior work, which is why the "coming soon" signage was installed.  

It's likely too early to speculate on an expected opening date but sources indicate it will hopefully be open by early fall.  

In more immediate news,  the freestanding Chick-fil-A at Woodlawn Square recently announced it is due to reopen Monday April 15 after a nine-month "scrape & rebuild" process.  

Are you excited for the return of Mellow Mushroom to East Cobb?  What would you like to see open in place of the former Mattress Firm or former Del Taco in East Cobb?  What is your favorite pizza place in metro Atlanta? Why?

Please share your thoughts below  


Anonymous said...

Mellow mushroom use to be good. Years ago. The past couple of times the pizza was soaked and the cheese tasted funny. The service also sucked. I hope they have better pizza and service at this new location. I just live around the corner so this would be convent. East Cobb has a lot of pizza restaurants so the competition is going to be tough. Good luck!

Anonymous said...

I'm afraid it might be a chain-wide thing with MM's service.
I last visited MM's Dunwoody location a couple years ago for some take out. They said it would be about an hour and when I arrived to pick it up they said they forgot to turn the ticket in to the kitchen. The restaurant was not crowded either. I told them thanks for nothing and left to go elsewhere. Vintage then opened the across the street so I haven't been back and don't plan to.

Carl said...

When will people ever learn?

Anonymous said...

OMG Mellow Mushroom? I'd rather have a Burger King or Fazoli's instead of mellow mushroom!

Anonymous said...

@April 16, 2019 at 4:34 PM

LMAO! I kinda agree with you but I wish something else would go in its place. MM is not good. Waste of space and so maybe a Fazoli's would not be so bad.

Anonymous said...

I'm excited about MM returning to East Cobb.. my favorite pizza!!

Anonymous said...

We need a Qdoba in East Cobb!

Anonymous said...

Any update on when this will open?? Thanks!

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