Saturday, December 31, 2022

[Year in Review] Top 22 Openings, Closings, Expansions & Remodels of 2022

2022...a year many were so eager for is the year many would surely like to forget.  2022 has brought many changes - good, bad and ugly - and while we, too, are looking forward to 2023, we wanted to remind our readers of some of the more compelling stories we chronicled over the past year.  Below, find a sampling of both popular stories from ToNeTo Atlanta and others that seem to have flown under the radar.  

Botica is no longer opening at Phipps Plaza 

Whataburger opened its first location in metro Atlanta in Kennesaw, dozens more are planned

Raising Cane's pushes its first metro Atlanta opening to early 2023 

Historic recording studio Southern Tracks was demolished to make way for a new hotel 

Delbar cancels Buckhead restaurant 

Alon's plans to close its Dunwoody outpost in early 2023

The Tara Theatre closed after more than 50 years in business

King Hawaiian plans to open a new restaurant concept in metro Atlanta 

Cherokee Chophouse (fya Cherokee Cattle Co.) reopened after being closed for more than two years

Zesto Buckhead closed and later reopened as a new restaurant 

Disco Kroger (and Baby Kroger) both closed (Publix will replace Disco Kroger)

Cafe Agora Midtown closed for an expansion and remodel, plans 2023 reopening 

Scalini's in Smyrna closed after more than forty years in business 

Local ice cream purveyor Greenwood Ice Cream closed after more than seven decades in business 

Lidl closed in Sandy Springs after less than two years in business 

ToNeTo Atlanta confirms Hermes is moving from Buckhead Village District to Phipps Plaza in 2024

Ken's Corner Grill in Smyrna closed after nearly five decades in business 

Beverly Bremer Silver Shop in Buckhead closed after nearly five decades in business 

Shipley Do-Nuts announces metro Atlanta arrival, pushes openings to 2023 

Chris' Pizza  in Toco Hills closes after nearly four decades in business

Wawa announces Georgia entry in 2024

Ippolito's is not reopening in Sandy Springs and is instead being replaced by a new ramen joint 

Bonus Bit - 

Scroll to the bottom of this post to find out what's opening at 4310 Roswell Road in Chastain Park

What 2022 closure disappointed you most?  What upcoming opening are you most looking forward to?  What retailer or restaurant would you most like to see open in metro Atlanta?

Please share your thoughts below. 

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Anonymous said...

Trackside Grill in downtown Kennesaw (20 yrs) is now Bernardo's Modern-Mex. Same ownership.

Anonymous said...

Rusty Nail Roswell Rd closing. Also the Tara closing.

Anonymous said...

Yes saw trackside grill this weekend w the switch. Very strange switch to modern Mexican because you know…kennesaw needed another Mexican restaurant with a high dollar menu

Ham said...

Disco Kroger and Beverly Bremer closings were sort of sad in a nostalgic sort of way. I remember the Kroger shopping center when it was sort of a Hot Spot with Limelight, some other forgotten bars and later a pretty cool Tower Records. Beverly Bremer's was just the place to buy silver.

Again, I doubt I'll miss either one in reality, but it is just a little sad.

Disneypal said...

I was most disappointed to hear of Chris’ Pizza closing but also so sad about Tara Theater and Greenwood Ice Cream. It is so sad when companies that have been in business for 40, 50 and 70 years close.

Tres said...

I'm looking forward to not one, not two, but THREE locations of The Salty Donut opening here in Atlanta. I discovered them during a trip to Orlando last year and was so glad when they finally announced they're expanding to here.

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