Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Restaurants Continuing to land on Windward Parkway
After years of vacancy and concepts wondering what will come of the once-dense Windward Parkway, leasing activity has greatly picked up the past 6-8 months.
Panera Bread opened last year in Retail Atlanta's new outparcel building in front of Home Depot and is already doing tremendous business. Seeing a need for a hang-out/meeting venue along this corridor, they offer wi-fi and have become a regular gathering place for surrounding businesses and entrepreneurs. Adjacent to this building, Which Wich and Yogli Mogli are in the process of building out the former W.G. Grinders and Ben & Jerry's spaces at Centre Stage at Windward. Qdoba added their 4th location in Atlanta a few months back by taking over the endcap opposite from Einstein Bros Bagels at Plaza at Windward. Additionally, Krystal is in the process of building out an endcap at Windward Square with their new concept called "Krystal Too".
There are rumors that Ghengis Grill is landing on Windward Parkway in the near future...along with a few other new concepts to Atlanta. With business generators continuing to seed this area such as SuperTarget, Kohl's, and ALDI, keep an eye out for more restaurants opening their doors in the coming months...