Friday, August 20, 2010

Firkin Pub taking over Smokey Bones in Dunwoody

After just a year at Lindbergh City Center, Firkin Pub is spreading their wings to the Perimeter Mall trade area by taking over the former Smokey Bones building on Ashford Dunwoody Road. 

Founded in 1987, Stanley Adelson and Ian Fisher have now grown the concept to 30 Firkin pubs in Canada and 15 locations in the US.  Their motto:  "Good Food...Good Pints...Good Firkin Fun!"  Branding themselves as a neighborhood pub, each Firkin offers a wide selection of Domestic & Imported bottled beer, drought beer, wines, and cocktails.  With traditional English favourites such as Fish'n'Chips, Cottage Pie & Bangers, and Beans & Mash, Firkin is bringing a taste of England to the burbs of Atlanta. If you're wanting to stay on the west side of The Pond, Firkin also serves burgers, salads, sandwiches, and daily specials incorporating regional flair in each dish.

The Dunwoody Firkin will be 7,217 square feet and is expected to open in the Fall.  Matt Hagan with Regency Centers represented the Landlord on the transaction.

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Rio Nuevo opening on North Point Parkway

Rio Nuevo is currently in the process of building-out the former Famous Dave's BBQ building across from North Point Mall in Alpharetta.

There has been a tremendous amount of activity along this corridor recently with SteinMart, Buy Buy Baby, Bed Bath & Beyond, and Panera Bread all having a new location on North Point Pkwy.  In the past year, AT&T re-developed the 7,075 SF Smokey Bones building, Woody's Bar-B-Q converted the 4,022 SF Pizza Hut building, and Total Wine leased the 20,356 SF CompUSA building.  In this economy, expendable income is extremely attractive to concepts looking to is the idea of "safety in numbers".  With Household Incomes over $100,000 in a 3-mile radius and solid national anchors such as Target, Toys R Us, and Dick's Sporting Goods being here, it's no surprise that Rio Nuevo chose this site as their 1st location in Georgia.

Rio Nuevo will be 6,201 square feet, have a covered patio fronting North Point Parkway, and be the one and only full-service Mexican Cantina in the trade area.  They are hoping to be open in the Fall.