Monday, August 12, 2019

Bits & Bites

A new location of Five Below is coming soon to Gwinnett Marketfair in Duluth.  The roughly 15,000 square foot store will open in place of the recently shuttered Rugged Wearhouse store.  Old Navy also previously occupied the space in the T.J. Maxx, Marshalls and Bed Bath & Beyond-anchored center.
Full-service Southwest restaurant Mojave has opened on Powers Ferry Road in place of Ray's Rio Bravo.  The new restaurant, owned by Miguel Ayoub, is for now meant to replace Rose & Crown, which was also owned by Ayoub, which closed in May.  The restaurant and surrounding parcels are slated to be demolished to make way for a new mixed-use development.  Rose & Crown is expected to reopen as part of the new project.

The newest Atlanta area location of Flying Biscuit Cafe opened Friday August 2 at Toco Hills shopping center.  The Candler Park born breakfast eatery, now corporately owned and franchised, is located in a portion of the old Petite Auberge restaurant.  The new location is the twelfth in metro Atlanta for the local chain that recently saw its Johns Creek location close.
Mayors as well as shop in shop locations of both Audemars Piguet and Rolex have opened in the first level of the Luxury Wing at Lenox Square in Buckhead.  Mayors relocated from elsewhere in the mall to the new space vacated last year by luxury jewelry company Bulgari.

Barneys New York filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Tuesday August 6 and plans to close 15 stores.  Bits & Bites  Locations that will be shuttered include Barneys New York locations in Chicago, Las Vegas and Seattle, five small concept stores and seven Barneys Warehouse stores, the company statement said.  Five flagship locations are expected to stay open including, two New York locations (Madison Avenue and Downtown New York City), two in California (Beverly Hills and San Francisco) and the Boston store at Copley Place.

French-Vietnamese restaurant Le Colonial plans to open Wednesday August 14 at The Shops Buckhead Atlanta in place of the former Dolce Italian restaurant.

Transform Co., the new holding company of both Sears and kmart, announced plans August 6 to close another 26 stores in October.  In Georgia, the lone closure will be the Sears at Georgia Square Mall in Athens.  Following the closure in Athens, there will be just three full-line Sears stores left in Georgia: Augusta Mall in Augusta, Town Center at Cobb in Kennesaw and Arbor Place Mall in Douglasville.  Today there are no kmarts left in operation in Georgia. 
Redbird, a new restaurant from Chef Zeb Stevenson, will open tonight in the former Bacchanalia at Westside Provisions District in West Midtown.

A new location of Pita Street Food is coming soon to East Cobb.  The new restaurant, a franchise of the Peachtree City-based concept, is opening in place of Teriyaki Madness in a roughly 1,500 square foot space between Great Clips and Reveille Cafe in the Kroger-anchored shopping center.

Walgreens announced plans August 6 to close 200 stores across the country.  The drugstore made a similar move in the UK and said that the US reduction amounted to less than 3% of its domestic store count.  The company did not reveal exactly when or where the store closures will take place.  

Magnolia Bakery in Norcross closed last month after 25 years in business. 

Roasters has closed its location in Windward Commons at 12850 Highway 9 in Alpharetta.  The 4,125 square foot restaurant space in the Kroger-anchored center is now available.   The locally owned rotisserie remains open on Roswell Road in Sandy Springs and on Lenox Road in Buckhead. 

Sugar Factory plans to make its Atlanta debut September 27 in the street level retail of the 1010 Midtown condo building on Peachtree Street in Midtown.  The new, two-level 8,000 square foot restaurant is reportedly a celebrity hotspot and will open in the former Mi Cocina restaurant that closed in October 2016.  Entertainer Nick Cannon will host a live DJ set at the restaurant on Saturday September 28 starting at 10PM.  
A new FedEx Office has quietly opened in the Walmart at 2635 Pleasant Hill Road in Duluth.  FedEx is at least the fifth third party business to be tested within Walmart's stores.

Other recent partnership locations include Build-a-Bear Workshop, PDQ, Checkers and grown a healthy restaurant from Shannon and husband and former NBA star Ray Allen.  Walmart and FedEx announced plans last year to add as many as 500 new FedEx Office locations to Walmart stores nationwide.

The Statesboro location of Mediterranean quick-serve eatery Pita Pit closed this past Thursday.  The restaurant, which opened in 2009, was located on Brannen Street, not far from Georgia Southern University.  Pita Pit previously had a location in downtown Decatur but it closed in 2013.  The Ontario, Canada-based restaurant has franchised locations in Midtown, Kennesaw, Athens and Carrollton, among other Georgia locations.


Anonymous said...

Magnolia Bakery was in Peachtree Corners!!! NOT NORCROSS!!!

Anonymous said...

Regarding Sugar Factory - Dress to Impress !

Anonymous said...

It's Toco Hill shopping center. They have a sign that clearly says this on North Druid Hills Road.

Anonymous said...

I've been calling it Toco Hills since the 70s, so I'm not going to change now!

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