Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Also, Sheik Burritos & Kabobs closes up shop and plans to move to Midtown.
It’s been a busy year of development for Buckhead, which has experienced the closures of major mainstays and seen signs of life at the Buckhead Atlanta development. Sheik Burritos n Kabobs closed its doors at its Piedmont location on Sunday after three years and plans to relocate to the Poncey Highland-Midtown area in the spring of 2013, according to the restaurant's Facebook page. IHOP closed its Buckhead location at 3122 Peachtree Road on Christmas Eve after 19 years in the heart of Buckhead under its most recent operators. According to Tomorrow's News Today, the franchisee Frank Scripture decided to close the restaurant since Bank of America-which owns the property- was offering a month-to-month lease for the next year, but nothing …
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Midtown's dTox to open second location on Roswell Road
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Tell us your vision for this vacancy at former Buckhead hot spot
The ESPN Zone once generated a lot of buzz, with all of the sports excitement associated with the popular cable sports network. When big sporting events came to town, visitors flocked to the restaurant/bar/game center at 3030 Peachtree Road. But, like the nearby Streets of Buckhead, the ESPN Zone fell victim to the recession, closing in October 2009 after a nearly 10-year run. Since then, despite rumors of businesses going there, the building has remained vacant. Tell us in Comments what kind of business you envision goiing into this prime site, especially with the planned revival of the Streets of Buckhead as Buckhead Atlanta under OliverMcMillan and other nearby developments.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Ron Allen's base pay raised to $850,000
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Argonne Capital buys venerble restaurant chain based in Chattanooga
Thursday, March 22, 2012
From Patch Reports Buckhead-based Argonne Capital Goup has purchased the Krystal restaurant chain, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and other media sources. The private equity firm owns several other fast-food companies. The Chattanooga-based Krystal company, known for its bite-sized burgers, was founded on Oct. 24, 1932, the Chattanooga Times-Free Press said. Krystal will keep its headquarters in Chattanooga, the AJC and Chattanooga newspaper said.
Friday, March 16, 2012
Irish pub receives strong support in voting
Buckhead Patch readers chose the Fado Irish Pub the best place to spend St. Patrick's Day. Known for its St. Patrick's street fair on Buckhead Avenue, Fado received 75 percent of the votes in the Readers' Choice voting. The Fado event, which begins at 11 a.m. Saturday, with doors opening at 7 a.m, is one of several in Buckhead. St. Patrick's activities also include a Saturday night performance by Irish musician Liam O'Connor at the Buckhead Theatre. Next week's Buckhead Patch Readers' Choice poll will be the best places to enjoy outside dining. The voting will begin Monday morning and continue until 9 a.m. Friday, March 23.
Friday, March 9, 2012
Retailer favored as Buckhead's top children's store
Gretchen's was selected as the best children's store in Buckhead Patch's Readers' Choice poll this week. The store on West Paces Ferry received 67 percent of the votes. Two comments cited its selection of girls' clothes and its delivering gifts by mail. "I am so exicted, that’s wonderful," owner Anne Ames said. "Gretchen's has been around a long, long time. Like the queen (Great Britain's Elizabeth), we're celebrating our diamond jubilee. We started n 1952, so this is our sixtieth year." Ames also said the store has been in its present location, the West Paces Ferry Shopping Center, since it was built in the late 1950s. She also cited the store's wide selection. "Gretchen's has newborn up through size 16." she said. "We have clothes and …
Old Circuit City site at Buckhead Triangle has ample space
Let us know what kind of business would make a good fit for the old Circuit City site at 3637 Peachtree Road. Actually on Roxboro Road, the space at the bottom level of the Buckhead Triangle shopping center has been vacant for a number of years. With 28,620 square feet of space, it would be perfect for a major retailer, but with the Legoland Discovery Center soon opening at Phipps, perhaps it could be converted into a family attraction of some kind. Skating? A gym/play place for kids? Let your imagination run free, and tell us in Comments what should go here.
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Expanding company makes products for babies, toddlers
Buckhead gained an expanding global business earlier this year when Kids II moved its headquarters from Alpharetta to the Terminus 200 building. The company, which makes products for infants and toddlers, recently opened its newest office in Johannesburg, South Africa, pushing its reach to more than 70 countries. Kids II occupies four floors at the Terminus building, along with a soon-to-be open street-level showroom for retailers, giving it 100,000 square feet at the Cousins Properties site. “There’s quite a bit going on here,” director of corporate communications Tara King said in conducting a recent tour of the company’s headquarters, where she said creativity and innovation are encouraged. The company’s Atlanta employees do such work …
Friday, March 2, 2012
Let us know the type of business this Buckhead space should have
The economy appears on the rebound, with hopeful signs popping up like those yellow crocuses now in in bloom. But Buckhead still has a large inventory of empty space from stores, restaurants and other busineses that didn't make it during the downturn. In a show of hope for the future, we'll be showing you some of these places and asking you to tell us what kind of businesses should go there. Use your imaginations and think big; perhaps you can come with an idea for something new, the next big business hit. First off is an empty retail spot that once held a Smoothie King at Chastain Square on Roswell Road in North Buckhead. Tell us your ideas in the Comments box.