Yes, the follow-up details to this story are big enough to warrant their own post!
Co-owner of Cakes & Ale, Kristin Allin, writes in…
Yes, we signed a lease yesterday to renovate three spaces by the entry to the MARTA. Cakes & Ale will take over the spot that is currently American Subs and the cellular store next to it. The bakery portion of the business will open in the current Panda Express location. Cakes & Ale will operate in the same manner as it is now, but will have a space for private dining and will have a patio along the side of the building on Church Street.
The bakery will open from morning to evening. Breakfast items will include scones, croissants, muffins, and other breakfast items. For lunch, we will bake our breads and some of our sandwiches in a wood-burning oven and will have a few other offerings such as sides, salads, and cookies. At night, the bakery will serve desserts and wines and act as more of a dessert bar. We will also have coffee and espresso drinks in the bakery.
The landlord will also clean up the lab location and remove all the old facades on these buildings, which will be great.
We hope to be in this fall.