Savi Provisions Planning New Decatur Market in Former Cook’s Warehouse Space

Within an AJC article this morning about Savi Provisions coming opportunities/challenges with a revived Amazon-owned Whole Foods, there this little nugget which will be of great interest to many Decatur folks…

[Savi owner Paul Nair is] deep into plans to expand Savi Provisions, whose stores take up a fraction of the space covered by typical Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s. He plans to open an outlet on Pharr Road in Buckhead in late fall and another this summer in Decatur where a Cook’s Warehouse had been.

Savi is an upscale local grocery store with four Atlanta locations to date.  Check out their website for more info.

DHNA Announces Support of Whole Foods Development


The Decatur Height Neighborhood Association released a note early this morning announcing that it officially supports the North Decatur Square development, which includes a 365 by Whole Foods Market concept store.

DHNA also announced the following pedestrian improvements to the project…


DHNA President Deanne Thomas said that the DHNA was “pleased that S.J. Collins listened to the Church Street area neighbors and agreed to make improvements in the area that will benefit the community.”

Whole Foods 365 Renderings Released; Community Meeting Planned


SJ Collins has released a rendering of the coming development that will include a Whole Foods’ 365 grocery store as an anchor tenant.  There’s more information on the SJ Collins website, including the following site plan to give a better idea of the scope of the project.

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SJ Collins has scheduled a community input session next Monday, June 13th at 7pm at North Decatur United Methodist Church at 1523 Church Street.

Deanne Thomas, President of the Decatur Heights Neighborhood Association, sent us a note that she sent out to area residents encouraging them to attend the meeting to highlight concerns about traffic and other impacts to surrounding neighborhoods.  (The development is just outside the Decatur city limits)

Here is Deanne’s letter in full…

To All,
Attached is the notice for S.J. Collins Enterprises, LLC’s June 13 Community Meeting for the redevelopment of the Nalley dealerships on Church Street between North Decatur Road and Milscott Drive–18 acres total. The proposed project includes a 35,000 sq ft 365 by Whole Foods Market (a new streamlined concept), 54,000 sq ft of restaurants and retail, and up to 300 luxury apartments. The meeting is at 7pm and will be held at North Decatur United Methodist Church, 1523 Church Street.

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What the Inside of a Whole Foods 365 Looks Like

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If you scavenge the internets, you can find renderings of the interiors of proposed Whole Foods “365” grocery stores.    Here are a few interior renderings of the Silver Lake, CA locations from the L.A. website “The East Sider” to give a sense of what the Decatur location of the 365 concept store will look like when it opens in a 2018.

A couple more views after the jump.

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Decatur Whole Foods Location Revealed! Planned For Nalley Dealership Church Street Site


The good folks at the Atlanta Business Chronicle responded to our post earlier today about a potential Whole Foods in Decatur by going out and getting more details on the planned store coming to “Greater Decatur”.

So the big question….WHERE???

Developer S.J. Collins Enterprises is in advanced talks with Whole Foods for a site at North Decatur Road and Church Street, according to several sources familiar with the plans. The organic grocer could take a spot across Church Street from the Tesla Motors showroom.

Are we sure?  Pretty sure…

Jeff Garrison, a partner with S.J. Collins, in a statement said he could not confirm the project. But, he said Decatur is a booming area that would be a good fit for a retail project.

As anyone who reads Decaturish regularly or drives up the Perimeter past the old GM plant site knows, Nalley is consolodating its showrooms up there in the near future.

Photo courtesy of Whole Foods website

UPDATED: Whole Foods Market “Planned” For Decatur, Atlanta Business Chronicle Reports


UPDATE: See our newest post on this story for location specifics.

The Atlanta Business Chronicle is at it again.  Casually dropping hints about a Whole Foods Market in “Decatur” and subsequently setting everyone’s hair on fire.  🙂

This time the mention occurs in an article about Whole Foods’ new “365” stores.   The full article is behind a paywall, but here’s the section near the end that mentions the Decatur store.  Bolding is mine…

The 365 store was designed to complement Whole Foods larger, traditional stores. The company recently has announced new stores in Atlanta, including a flagship, 70,000-square-foot Whole Foods in Midtown at 14th and West Peachtree streets. It also has new stores planned in Chamblee and Decatur.

The Shopping Center Group is assisting Whole Foods with its local site selection.

“With the 365 stores opening now, they’re going to take the smaller footprint, be very curated product mix, very focused on creating value for customers,” said David Lannon, executive vice president of operations for Whole Foods, said in a Feb. 10 call with analysts. “You won’t see small Whole Foods Market stores open up…365 stores can go into a lot of markets we think Whole Foods can’t go in with these bigger, more exciting boxes.”

It’s unclear from the article whether the Whole Foods would be inside the city limits or part of “Greater Decatur”.   We will update you with further news as we receive/hear it.

Whole Foods Midtown photo courtesy of Whole Foods website

Report: Sprout’s Farmer’s Market Coming to Decatur Crossing Development

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From Tomorrow’s News Today

Phoenix, Arizona-based Sprouts Farmers Market will anchor the retail portion of the new Decatur Crossing project near Decatur according to source familiar with the plans.  The center, located at the corner of Scott Boulevard and North Decatur Road, is being built on the site of the former Scott Boulevard Baptist Church, as well as replacing greenspace and other smaller structures.