Saturday, January 19, 2013
Bank plans to open a new branch at the 3,700 square-foot building located at the corner of Monroe and Ponce de Leon sometime in 2013.
The long-vacant bank space at the corner of Monroe Drive and Ponce de Leon Avenue will be back in the banking business in 2013. An applicant representing Fidelty Bank filed a Special Administrative Permit (SAP) with the City of Atlanta on Thursday, and the bank plans to open a new branch at the 3,700 square-foot building sometime this year. The building, located at 494 Ponce de Leon, was originally constructed in 1976 and sits on a 0.96-acre property that fronts both Monroe and Ponce. The property is zoned C-2 within the Atlanta BeltLine Overlay District. The building was the former home of SouthTrust Bank.
Monday, January 14, 2013
Reports are that the country's smallest Walmart is coming to Georgia Tech.
We’re almost halfway through first month of the new year and it’s a good opportunity to take a quick peek at Midtown businesses coming and going. Got a tip on recent business opening or closing in Midtown or on the westside, let us know at email@example.com. _______ According to the Georgia Tech online newspaper, Technique, Walmart will be moving into the shuttered Ribs’s n’ Blues space at 68 5th Street in Tech Square. The college newspaper reports that the Georgia Tech Auxiliary Services and the discount retailer have a signed contractual agreement to bring a “convenience store concept” to the 2,5000 square-foot space. The “Walmart pharmacy” will be the smallest of its kind in the country for the company the campus news source reports. …
Friday, December 21, 2012
Despite objections from residents of the nearby Ansley Park and Sherwood Forest neighborhoods, a 24-hour convenience store and gas station will soon be selling a limited selection of beer and wine seven days a week.
The proprietor of a new 24-hour service station and convenience store in north Midtown was granted this week a license to sell beer and wine by the city's License Review Board (LRB). “Uptown Station,” located at the edge of the Ansley Park neighborhood at the corner of Peachtree Street and Peachtree Circle, is set to open within the next few months at 1521 Peachtree Street. The license approval came over the objections from residents of the nearby Ansley Park and Sherwood Forest neighborhoods who had previously expressed their concerns about security and safety risks to the neighborhood with regards to a 24-hour store that served alcohol. At this week’s LRB meeting, residents had sought for a deferral of the application until February in …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
'Uptown Station' faces challenge from Ansley Park neighborhood in having 24 hour alcohol sales approved.
Plans to re-open a North Midtown service station that would sell beer and wine 24 hours a day hit a snag at this month’s Midtown SPI-16 & SPI-17 Development Review Committee (DRC) meeting. But it had nothing to with the proposed hours of operation or alcohol sales. But the proprietor of the “Uptown Station,” located at the edge of the Ansley Park neighborhood at the corner of Peachtree Street and Peachtree Circle, will still need to clear those hurdles later. Decatur businessman Alex Panjwani explained to the DRC his plans to expand the square footage of the buildings located on the half-acre parcel at 1521 Peachtree Street. In his desire to connect the primary building with a car wash structure on the property, it triggers the need to …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Ansley Park residents concerned about proposed 24-hour service station at neighborhood's entrance that desires to sell beer and wine around the clock.
A report at Midtown Patch two weeks ago concerning the return of a service station to the North Midtown area caught some neighbors by surprise. The Peachtree Circle Shell, located at the edge of Ansley Park at the corner of Peachtree Street and Peachtree Circle, shuttered its doors in 2011. But now a Decatur businessman has submitted plans with the City of Atlanta to open “Uptown Station on the half-acre parcel at 1521 Peachtree Street. According to the plans, the store intends to be open 24 hours and will sell beer and wine. The former Peachtree Circle Shell at that location would typically close at 11 p.m. Twenty-four-hour convenience stores have a reputation for attracting among other things — criminal activity, loitering, litter, noise…
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Popular eatery taking over former Jersey Mike's Subs space
A Midtown dining favorite is expanding. MetroFresh, a popular destination for health-conscious eaters for the last seven years, is in the process of doubling the size of its space located in the Midtown Promenade shopping center at 931 Monroe Drive. Restaurant owner and chef Mitchell Anderson told Patch that he plans to take over the recently shuttered Jersey Mike’s Subs space next door to MetroFresh, expanding both the interior and exterior portions of the restaurant. “The opportunity came up and we jumped,” Anderson said. “We’re very excited.” Plans are to knock out the wall adjoining the two spaces, which will result in the restaurant’s size doubling to about 2,500 square feet. The size of the kitchen will also increase two-fold to help…
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Retro-style service station and 24-hour convenience store expected to return to the 1521 Peachtree Street location near Ansley Park next month.
The north Midtown area has been void of a gas station since last year when the Peachtree Circle Shell, located at the edge of Ansley Park at the corner of Peachtree Street and Peachtree Circle, shuttered its doors. Dewberry Capital, which purchased the half-acre parcel at 1521 Peachtree St. in the fall of 2008, had the doors locked and the pumps removed in 2011. But now there are plans for a Shell convenience store and service station to return to the space. A Decatur businessman has submitted plans with the City of Atlanta to open “Uptown Station” in the space in late November. The Neighborhood Planning Unit-E is expected to hear from the business owner at its next meeting on Nov. 6. According to the plans submitted, the store is expected…
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
European concept opens first location in Atlanta this fall in the former Silk space at the Shops at Metropolis
A drive along the Midtown Mile on a gorgeous autumn day reveals continued work on what will soon be one of the area’s newest restaurants. Not only that, but La Tagliatella, a European-based Italian restaurant concept with more than 130 locations across Spain and France, will begin its first U.S. expansion plan with the opening of the flagship store in Midtown. It will be housed in the former Silk restaurant space at the Shops at Metropolis at 919 Peachtree St. Located on the highly visible pin corner at 8th St., the new eatery will showcase “traditional Italian recipes made with the highest quality ingredients.” After Atlanta-based real estate investment and management firm Jamestown announced last spring the restaurant's lease signing, …
As short-lived Midtown grocery shop exits town, a new Roaring Twenties-inspired nightclub and dessert lounge targets a November opening in the Midtown Promenade shopping center.
Well, that didn’t last long. Roughly five weeks or so after it opened for business in Midtown, Mamanoes Grocery Shop has apparently shuttered its doors. That’s the report Monday night from What Now Atlanta, which spoke recently with construction workers near the space at Peachtree and 10th streets who confirmed the closing. Mamanoes owner Antonio Boyd could not be reached for comment, but the windows for the “old-school but upscale bodega” had been blocked from public view for more than a week. Many readers were unimpressed with the new grocery shop by way of their comments on a Midtown Patch story about Mamanoes last month. Poor lighting and an unappealing presentation of goods were just two of the complaints of the store that was housed …
Monday, October 15, 2012
Convenience store at the corner of Ponce de Leon Avenue and Monroe Drive changes ownership
Our Midtown Patch Pic of the Day comes with a short and sweet explanation: The Exxon at the corner of Ponce de Leon Avenue and Monroe Drive will soon become a Shell Food Mart. Midtown Patch has received several email requests to gain more info on what is happening at the taped off Exxon service station at 486 Ponce de Leon Ave. Records indicate that Stone Mountain businessman Mehwood N. Sohani, in a change of ownership, is in the process of replacing it with a full-service Shell Food Mart. Requests for further information have not yet been received, but Patch will post here as soon as they become available.