Report: EarthFare Closing Emory Point Location

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Natural foods grocer Earth Fare will soon close two of its Atlanta area stores, after just over three years in business.  The stores, located at the Village at Peachtree Corners shopping center in Peachtree Corners and Emory Point in Atlanta, opened in January and July 2015, respectively.  A third store, located at The Collection at Forsyth, opened in December 2015 and is remaining open for now.

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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.

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Adding One, Large Commercial Property To the Decatur Tax Digest

Another item on the Decatur City Commission agenda tomorrow – a vote on officially changing the zoning designation of the Callaway Building site along Trinity Place from Institutional to Commercial/High Density Residential.

The City of Decatur purchased the property from DeKalb County back in 2013, when it also signed a contract with Cousins Realty to redevelopment the site.  The County has leased the property back from the City for the past two years.

Development plans for the site have not yet been released.

Cousins is currently constructing Phase II of its Emory Point mixed use project up on Clifton Road.

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Organic Grocer Earth Fare to Anchor Emory Point Phase II

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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 and Emory Point Recognized by ARC

Michael also points to this release by the Atlanta Regional Commission…

The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) and the Livable Communities Coalition (LCC) recognized five of the region’s most innovative developments and one “Great Place,” with the 2012 Developments of Excellence Awards. The winners, announced at ARC’s annual State of the Region breakfast on Friday, October 12, were:

  • Historic Fourth Ward Park, Development of Excellence
  • Downtown Decatur, Great Place
  • Downtown Norcross, Livable Centers Initiative Achievement Award
  • College Park Gateway Center, Exceptional Merit for Public-Private Partnership
  • Ivy Hall, Exceptional Merit for Historic Preservation
  • Emory Point, Exceptional Merit for Infill Development

After the jump you can read the specific write ups for Decatur and Emory Point.  At the end of the other link above you can read ALL the individual write ups!

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Bonefish Grill, LOFT and BurgerFi and Others Also Coming to Emory Point

The Cousins Properties folks sent out a press release this morning announcing some new additions to the Emory Point retail portfolio, including nationally well-known brands like Bonefish Grill and LOFT, which is owned by Ann Taylor.

Also coming to Emory Point is a gourmet burger joint called “Burgerfi“, which according to the release “resembles hamburger stands from the 1950s and 1960s, but with a twist – it only serves all-natural, grass-fed beef with no chemicals or additives.” and currently has 22 locations around the country, Paradise Biryani Pointe, which will offer “many variations of biryani – a popular, rice-based dish – and features Indian, Persian and Middle Eastern inspired dishes in a unique café atmosphere.”, and an “electic women’s boutique called “Francesca’s Collections”.

According to the release, 82% of Emory Point’s retail space is already filled and that many of the restaurants and shops will be opening starting in November.

And in case you need a retail recap up until this point (ha!), other retailers already announced include: fab’rik, Lizard Thicket, American Threads, The General Muir, La Tagliatella, Jazmin Spa, JoS. A. Bank Clothiers, Marlow’s Tavern, Tin Lizzy’s and CVS, among others.

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Emory Point Map Released

Looking to get a sense for the new Emory Point development on Clifton Road that opens this fall?  I found this on the Clairmont Heights Civic Association site this morning.  Thought it might be of interest!