Monday, June 10, 2019

[UPDATE] The Merchant Leaves Lenox Square, Joining Velvet Taco on West Paces Ferry

The Merchant, the local shop owned by entrepreneur Dan Collier, has closed at Lenox Square in Buckhead.  The store opened in 2017 and closed last week.  The store had no liquidation in advance of the closure and instead shifted merchandise to the retailer's other stores including Archer Paper Goods in Lenox Square and The Merchant at Krog Street Market near the BeltLine Eastside Trail.  
When The Merchant opened on the second floor of Lenox Square in 2017, it replaced The Limited, and by all accounts, was also destined to be a "limited" test.  The roughly 4,000 square foot store proved too large to continue operations.  

In an effort to continue to serve the Buckhead community, Collier has signed a lease with real estate firm Edens to open in their Buckhead Market Place center on West Paces Ferry Road.  The Merchant's new location, about half the size of its Lenox Square outpost at about 2,000 square feet, will, like its predecessor, feature a highly curated assortment of new gift items, cards and books, as well as an enlarged selection of vintage items procured personally by Dan Collier.  

When The Merchant does reopen later this fall, it will join anchors Whole Foods Market and Van Michael Salon and newcomers Velvet Taco and Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream all in space previously home to The North Face before they themselves consolidated stores and chose to remain at Lenox Square.

Are you surprised that The Merchant closed at Lenox Square?  What is your favorite locally owned retailer store?  What would you like to see open in place of The Merchant at Lenox Square?

Please share your thoughts below  


Unknown said...

What happened to the Rite Aid on Buford Hwy. in Norcross????

Unknown said...

I want Ralph Lauren back

Unknown said...

I want Ralph Lauren back or maybe just Lauren

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