Restoration Hardware to Build Multi-Storied Megastore
Restoration Hardware is planning a return to Buckhead after closing its Lenox Square location (now occupied by Forever 21) in early 2011, along with four other locations around the nation, according to BuckheadView.
The new store would be a six-story open-atrium megastore on Peachtree Road in the space left vacant by the ESPN Zone entertainment complex at 3030 Peachtree Road in 2009 and would likely open in 2014. RH's plans to lease the space were first announced on BuckheadView in May 2012.
Click here for sketches and a 360-degree view of the designs for the new store, which will include retail courtyards. Get a more extensive report about the home decor company's plans for Buckhead from BuckheadView.
Bruster's closes its Brookhaven location at Cherokee Plaza on Peachtree Road in front of the Kroger near the Starbucks and plans to relocate to the former Menchie's location at West Paces Ferry and Northside Drive, reports Tomorrow's News Today.
At the Cherokee Plaza location, Bruster's was partnered with Nathan's hot dogs, but will sell only Bruster's products in its new location.
After closing its Northlake Mall location, all Bakers shoe stores will close their doors in coming months, including the one at Lenox Square, Tomorrow's News Today reports.
Lime Fresh Mexican Grill closed the doors to its Peachtree Hills location at 2140 Tomorrow's News Today.
The Mexican restaurant opened shortly after filing plans to replace the Genghis Grill space in February 2012. The Lime locations in Midtown (at 903 Peachtree St. in the former Bakeshop space) and in Buckhead (at 5 West Paces Ferry near the Whole Foods) will remain open.
Shops Around Lenox news: Suitsupply, an Amsterdam-based menswear retailer, plans to open its first Atlanta store at the Shops Around Lenox. According to a building permit filed with the City of Atlanta on Jan. 7, estimated construction costs are $360,000, What Now Atlanta reports.
Athleta, the women's fitness wear retailer owned by Gap Inc., is possibly opening up its second Georgia store at the Shops Around Lenox, according to a building permit filed with the City of Atlanta on Jan. 3, as reported by the Atlanta Business Chronicle.The first Athleta store in Georgia opened in fall 2012 at Atlantic Station. A principal with the shopping center's owner Healey Weatherholtz Properties LLC told ABC although there have been discussions with Athleta, no lease has been confirmed.
What Now Atlanta reports that Lids Hats and Caps is expected to replace the Ed Hardy store in Lenox Square, which closed on Dec. 31, along with all other Ed Hardy retail stores in the nation. It's moving just a few doors down from its current location across from California Pizza Kitchen.