Earth Fare Opening New Emory Point Location on July 8th

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The new grocery store at Emory Point, Earth Fare, now has an opening date, according to the Atlanta Business Chronicle

North Carolina-based Earth Fare Inc. has set a July 8 opening for its 24,000-square-foot store at the mixed-use development near Emory University and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

It will be the chain’s first Atlanta location and also its first store with an “urban concept design,” said the company in an announcement. It will have a large emphasis on prepared foods, including sandwiches and smoothies.

Photo courtesy of Emory Point website

Organic Grocer Earth Fare to Anchor Emory Point Phase II

From Emory

Earth Fare, a North Carolina-based organic and natural foods grocer, has been signed to anchor new retail space being created in the second phase of construction at Emory Point, according to Cousins Properties, Inc., and Gables Residential.

The company, which markets itself as “a healthy supermarket,” will lease a 24,782-square-foot space on the ground floor of the new Phase II development, a street-level location along Clifton Road, says Jason Frost, vice president of Cousins Properties.

…Although finding a grocery store to serve an urban setting with a strong pedestrian focus wasn’t easy, “I think an organic-type grocer fits in very well with the Clifton corridor,” Frost says. “We’re excited. We think it’s a huge win.”

 

Decatur Brought Up in Natural Grocery Store Buzz

You may recall our mention of the Atlanta Business Chronicle article from a couple of weeks back that reported on Sprouts Farmer’s Markets coming to Atlanta soon.

Well Carl points out that another recent ABC article (mostly behind a paywall) that notes that Earth Fare out of North Carolina is also scouting out the Atlanta market and looking for locations.  And this time Decatur is mentioned specifically.  Not by the company, but by a local commercial real estate broker, Amy Fingerhut.

Decatur is also ripe for more grocery options, Fingerhut said.

The article goes on to posit that the coming mixed-use development of the Callaway Building site is one potential option.