Tuesday, April 16, 2013
BurgerFi prides itself on serving hormone-free, grass-fed beef burgers that have never been frozen in a setting that's environmentally friendly.
The casual gourmet burger chain BurgerFi opened for business Tuesday at the Emory Point development on Clifton Road. Joe Tuma, the owner of the franchise, said that lunch business was strong on the first day and operations were smooth. BurgerFi specializes in gourmet burgers that are made to order. Tuma said the grass-fed Angus beef is never frozen and none of the meals are pre-made. Unlike fast-food chains, he said, BurgerFi's 's goal is to have an order served 7-9 minutes after the customer's order is placed. 'It's going very well," Tuma said after Tuesday's lunch rush. "The average ticket time was around 7 minutes." BurgerFi pledges that its stores have a "low carbon footprint," including furniture made from recycled milk cartons and …
Friday, March 22, 2013
Another eatery opens, and developers are looking to start construction on Phase II this summer.
Tin Lizzy's Cantina opened for an eager lunch crowd at the Emory Point development on Friday. Dave Schrader, who has overseen construction and the opening, said the restaurant, which seats 180, had to put people on a waiting list for its first lunch service. "We had an amazing lunch," he said. "Very smooth." The Mexican restaurant and sports bar is the latest eatery to open in the mixed-use development on Clifton Road, across from the Centers for Disease Control and just down the street from Emory University. Schrader said he's not worried about competition from the other eateries in the residential-retail development. "Not with the CDC and potential growth in the area ... Emory Hospital, Emory University..." Two more restaurants are …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
More eateries are preparing to open their doors, including an Indian restaurant and a Tin Lizzy's location.
The number of options for eating and drinking is exploding at Emory Point, the mixed-use development on Clifton Road, across from the entrance to the Centers for Disease Control. Click through the gallery above for a look at restaurants preparing to open in coming weeks. See also:
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
The New York style Jewish deli will feature pastrami cured and smoked in house, bagels that are kettle boiled and hand rolled and dishes that update traditional recipes.
The General Muir opened its doors Wednesday to customers at Emory Point with breakfast service, according to the restaurant's Twitter feed. The menu features Jewish deli items such as handmade, fresh bags with lox, smoked trout and other toppings and scrambled eggs with a choice of pastrami, corned beef or lox, plus onions and griddled rye. Side dishes include latkes with apple sauce and sour cream, schmaltz potatoes (schmaltz means rendered chicken fat) and crispy pieces of pastrami. The sandwich menu includes pastrami, corned beef and and vegetarian versions of the Reuben, and lamb sausage. The restaurant is currently serving breakfast and lunch with plans to add dinner service soon. Creative Loafing recently listed The General Muir …
Saturday, January 5, 2013
The wine retail shop and tapas restaurant is opening a location at Toco Hills Promenade.
Sip Wine and Tapas Restaurant is coming to Toco Hills Promenade, the shopping center announced this week. Here's a quick rundown from the restaurant's website that explains the concept: Sip is a retail wine shop and tapas restaurant with over 50 wines that may be ordered by the 1 ounce sip, the half glass, full glass or bottle and another 150 more wines by the bottle. Any wine enjoyed in the restaurant, may be purchase to take home. We don’t have a normal restaurant mark up. Our restaurant by the bottle prices are the retail price with a $10 restaurant corkage charge added. Tapas is a dining style popular throughout Spain. Dishes are designed for sharing and offer guests to experience multiple dishes and flavors. Each item on the menu …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Retail and restaurant spaces in the new mixed-use development are starting to fill up.
The Emory Point development has seen a flurry of new business openings in recent weeks, with about a dozen shops and restaurants now operating and several more close to opening their doors. On Friday, Which Wich Superior Sandwiches will open for business, according to the Facebook page for the mixed use development on Clifton Road, just across from the entrance to the Centers for Disease Control. On Thursday, employees were busy training for opening day. Other recent openings include Strippaggio, which opened Friday, and Marlow’s Tavern, which opened earlier this week and had a line of people waiting to be seated for lunch on Thursday, despite the pouring rain. Celia Turner, the founder of Strippaggio, a shop specializing in artisanal …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
The women's clothing store is the latest to open at the mixed-use development.
The LOFT, a women's clothing chain, is opening its Emory Point location on Friday, according to the development's Facebook page. The store will have a celebration from noon-4 p.m. Saturday, including a chance to win a $250 shopping spree and personal styling session. Emory Point is a mixed-use project across from the Centers for Disease Control and just down the street from Emory University. Women's clothing boutique fab'rik and men's clothier JoS A. Banks have already opened. Several restaurants in the development have been hiring as they prepare to open in coming weeks, including Bonefish Grill, La Tagliatella and Marlow's Tavern. Atlanta-based Cousins Properties is partnering with Atlanta-based Gables Residential on the project.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Chai Pani is expanding from its base in Asheville, N.C. Meanwhile, another Asheville favorite, Tupelo Honey, is looking for a place in Atlanta and is very interested in Decatur.
The old Watershed restaurant in Decatur, empty for more than a year, will soon have a new tenant. Chai Pani, which serves Indian street food in Asheville, N.C., will move into the old Watershed restaurant location on West Ponce de Leon, Tomorrow's News Today - Atlanta reported in a story on Thursday. Chai Pani's website says its run by a husband and wife team, Meherwan & Molly Irani. Meherwan, the executive chef, says: It seems that the typical Indian restaurant is in a rut – the ubiquitous lunch buffet, white table cloths & ornate plates, slightly austere service, and a predominantly North Indian menu. I wanted to bring the rest of India to the table – the colorful, vibrant & exquisite flavor profiles, the innovative regional diversity, …
Monday, October 15, 2012
Another retailer opens at the mixed-use development in the Clifton Corridor.
The women's clothing boutique fab'rik is preparing to open its Emory Point location this week. The store's Facebook page says the new location will open Thursday.[Note: The store's opening has been moved to Friday, Oct. 19.] Founded in Midtown Atlanta, the retailer prices most items under $100 and each location carries limited numbers of each piece to reduce the odds that fashionistas will bump into others wearing the same outfit. Fab'rik now has locations in six states. The opening will the second at Emory Point, which recently announced the signing of leases by Burgerfi, Bonefish Grill, Paradise Biryani Pointe, LOFT and Francesca’s Collections. Men's clothier JoS A. Banks opened in the shopping center earlier this month. Emory Point is…