Midtown Awaits New Grocery Store
"Old-school but upscale bodega" set to open this summer
Midtown is about to get another grocery store and it will be located near the corner of Peachtree and 10th streets.
The Birmingham News reported late last week that Mamanoes Grocery Shop will expand from the Vulcan City by opening its second store in the heart of Atlanta in July. The original, described as “an old-school but upscale bodega,” was opened in downtown Birmingham’s Loft District in June 2010.
The website Shop Birmingham described the store as follows:
Mamanoes sells wine, imported beer (including high-gravity brews), fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, sodas, juices, dog food, canned goods, assorted paper products, and a deli offering butcher's cuts and sliced meats and cheeses. For those in a hurry, orders can be placed online or phoned in, allowing customers to drive to the store for curbside pick-up service. Loft dwellers walking their dogs will have the convenience of shopping as their pets are pampered by a "pet valet" service, allowing patrons to leash their dogs in a covered area supplied with fresh water and inexpensive doggie treats.
Earlier this year, owner Antonio Boyd told the website Weld for Birmingham, “The store is set up around the idea of being efficient with inventory. My thing is providing customers with what they want. So I try to keep the best and freshest products accessible. I track expiration dates on a daily basis. I don’t buy anything by the case unless customers request it.”
The site went on to say that “the real wonder of Mamanoes is its remarkable capacity for making available things that, in the life of the average household or small business, generally fall into the category of never seeming to be at hand when one needs them.”
The Birmingham location is closed on Sundays, but provides delivery five days a week through it Mamanoes Direct program. Orders must be at least $50 and be placed by 5 p.m. for next morning delivery. From the Mamanoes site: “Clients have the ability to choose from over 3,800 plus items and if a product wanted is not in inventory, it can be specially ordered for a fee.”
Patch is awaiting a return phone call from Mr. Boyd at the time of this article posting.