Every Friday Roots in Alpharetta features an article on food and dining in a series called Foodie Friday.
3070 Windward Plaza Suite P is a beautiful location for a restaurant. It’s also cursed. Five restaurants have opened and failed here. Most recently was Firefly who’s buildout cost over half a million dollars. They lasted only a few months.
Restaurant broker The Shumacher Group reports they have sold the restaurant. The buyer is Jim Prince. There’s no word yet on what his concept will be. Prince was behind the former Fratelli di Napoli on North Point Parkway.
All-you-can-eat buffet AJ’s Country Cooking opened about a week ago on Haynes Bridge Road. Expect a decent sized buffet for only eight bucks. Unfortunately canned veggies dominate the offerings.
An opening is expected any day now at The Corner Burger Shop in the Midway community of south Forsyth. They’re in the former Construct-a-Burger space on Post Road right next to the little league baseball diamond. We’re told the owner was the former general manager at Dreamland BBQ in Roswell.
And we’re anxious to learn more about Collet French Pastry. A business by this name is building in a storefront next to the Sabri Guven jewelry store on Old Milton Parkway. Think a French bakery would work in Alpharetta? Oui.
Update: A late addition from our man on the street (Mike). Replacing MAC Meals on South Main Street will be Aunty’s Authentic Indian Restaurant. And Pollo Tropical says they will be opening their Alpahretta location on August 16th.
Restaurants Coming Soon
Salt Factory – Hopefully opening in
Rosati’s Pizza – Chicago-style pizza joint converting the former Buckhead Pizza space across from
The Avenue Forsyth The Collection at Forsyth.
Mama’s Pizza – Their reopening has been delayed a bit. Look for them any day now in new digs on North Point.
Philly Factory – Franchise cheesesteak joint planning an opening on Old Milton next to Dunkin Donuts.
Cafe Caribe – Cuban/Caribbean restaurant coming to Peachtree Parkway in south Forsyth.
Tower Burger – Slowly converting the old Sonic building on South Main Street.
Great Harvest Bread – Sammich chain coming to Windward next to Mambo’s Cafe.
Main Street Kitchen – Coming to the old 52 Bistro space on North Main Street.
Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe – Alabama-based chain coming soon to Windward Parkway.
Casa Del Sol Mexican Bar and Grill – Mexican joint in Forsyth near 141 and highway 9.
7 Tequilas Cantina – Mexican restaurant replacing Smokejack in Forsyth’s Midway community.
Jose’s Mexican Grill – New concept from the folks that brought you Rio Nuevo. North Point and Webb Bridge.
Hurricane Grill – Wing joint coming to Johns Creek, Medlock Bridge and State Bridge.
Dunkin Donuts – Building two new Forsyth locations; McFarland at Hwy 9 and Peachtree Parkway near Dutch Monkey Doughnuts.
First Watch – Breakfast concept building at Northpoint and Old Milton.
Chipotle, Corner Bakery Cafe, Pollo Tropical, Zoe’s – Starting to look like real restaurants now.