Alpharetta Restaurant & Retail News – June 2012

North American Properties announced several new tenants for their Avalon project. The list included Yard House, a restaurant featuring American food and lots of beer. Retailers announced included Orvis, Arhaus, Athleta, Anthropologie and Paper Source. Orvis will be interesting to watch as downtown’s Alpharetta Outfitters already carries a large selection of their products. Will a company store at Avalon hurt this downtown retailer?

Romeo’s NY Pizza – Crabapple

They opened June 1st in the old Vito’s Pizza location in Crabapple. Other locations include Johns Creek, Lawrenceville and Canton.

Cuzi Fresh Cafe – Old Milton

They are moving their cutely-named restaurant a few blocks down the street. Look for them in new digs at 4160 Old Milton Pkwy. This is a free-standing restaurant that used to be the home of Stix Sushi and Donatos Pizza.

Restaurants Coming Soon

Meat and Potatoes Kitchen & Bar - Johns Creek in the old Rio Bravo/Star Diner space.

Joe’s NY Pizzeria - Buildout has started for their location at 1605 Mansell Road.

Pollo Tropical - It is very doubtful that Alpharetta will approve their drive-thru restaurant near the mall. Knowing that, Pollo delayed their application to the city. I hope they can find another location nearby. In the meantime, the next closest store will be in Johns Creek.

Uncle Madio’s Pizza - The coming soon banner is up in their new location. Look for them on Windward in K Cafe’s old space.

Tassa Carribean Express - From the folks behind Tassa Roti Shop in Marietta. Buildout is underway for their Old Milton location.

Chipotle - No word on when they will break ground on this new Haynes Bridge location near the mall.

Mirko Pasta - Opening in Johns Creek, State Bridge and Medlock Bridge.

Carrabbas - Construction has started on their new location at the Avenue Forsyth. Look for them on an outparcel between Chick-Fil-A and Red Robin.

Grand Champion BBQ – A highly-anticipated second location is coming in July to Crabapple.

Grecian Gyro – A franchise gyro shop coming to Johns Creek Walk.

Haiku Sushi Steakhouse – The same folks behind the Etris Road restaurant in Roswell are looking at Yamato’s old space on North Point Parkway.

Retail Coming Soon

Walmart Neighborhood Market - A new grocery-only version of Walmart to open at 11770 Haynes Bridge Road behind Alpha Soda.

Walmart -A third Forsyth County location is being planned on GA-141 and Mathis Airport Parkway near Target.

Regal Theaters - Moving from North Point Parkway to the new Avalon project.

AMC Theaters – Coming to North Point Mall in late 2013. The Revue & News reported that the theater may include IMAX screens.

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1 comment on this post.
  1. Billy:

    Sad to see the Pretzel Company close. Its hard to find a good soft pretzel in the south.

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