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Midtown Welcomes New Grocery Shop

Mamanoes comes to the heart of Midtown via Alabama.

Midtown’s newest grocery store is open and ready for business. Only it’s not exactly a grocery store.

“We’re a grocery shop,” explained Mamanoes Grocery Shop owner Antonio Boyd. “The difference is that if we don’t have it we can get it. How fast can I get it? Probably the next day if it’s within reason.”

Boyd opened Mamanoes the Friday before Labor Day in the former Jocks & Jills Sports Grill space at the intersection of 10th and Peachtree Streets. The boutique grocer marks the second locale after Boyd opened the first Mamanoes in Birmingham two years ago.

What can you find at Mamanoes? A little bit of everything from fresh fruits and vegetables to sliced meats to home essentials to dairy and frozen foods to fresh sandwiches and salads and much, much more. Soon beer and wine will be offered and if you’re looking for exotic meats to grill during football season, Mamanoes is your source.

The Mamanoes mission is simple: “To provide consumers with clean, safe, customer friendly food shops offering a variety of staple and pleasure products desired for day to day use and ensure that we are in command of the current trends, customer needs, and approaches necessary to make available the best quality products and service for consumers when they are in a Mamanoes Grocery Shop.”

But what's with the name?

"Because your mama knows and my mama knows,” Boyd explained. “It was a tribute to my mama and all the mamas out there.”

Mamanoes Grocery Shop is located at 112 10th Street and is open seven days a week. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Phone: 404-883-2865.

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Atl Resident September 20, 2012 at 05:24 PM
Old buildings with character are awesome, but this building looked pathetic to begin with...
jimA thompson September 21, 2012 at 12:17 AM
Obviously, this is just fill-in but the flea-market look just won't get-it, now I understand the name but, this doesn't look good.
Clicker September 21, 2012 at 01:19 PM
I'm beginning to think Hunt has stock in this little venture; it's been on the slpash page for about a week now. Either that or it's a slow news week.
midtown dad September 21, 2012 at 01:19 PM
I completely agree with Shivtim, they are going to have to really bring in some new products if they hope to last. I went the other week and was excited to check it out, but it was really no different than the Midtown Mart down the street...and they have no beer/wine either. A Savi Market type of place could do really well here with all the condo residents within a few blocks...but the products they have in stock now are not going to cut it. I wish them luck and hope they get it right soon
Filtered78 September 27, 2012 at 02:47 PM
Spot-on comments. It would behoove the owner to consult some locals or professionals on where he needs to position this store in order for it to not only survive, but thrive. There are so many local Atlanta/Georgia products that are hard to find outside of maybe Whole Foods (Monday Night brewery, Springer Mountain Farms, High Road Craft ice cream, Atlanta Underground Market products, etc. the list goes on - think farm-to-table) that he could potentially be stocking that would really bring in an up-market Midtown clientele that lives in the neighborhood, but needs an excuse to walk into this less than appealing structure.

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