Ask the Expert: Which existing retailers are expanding in Atlanta?
“Intown Atlanta is continuing to experience increased redevelopment, boutique shops and chef-driven restaurant concepts while the suburban areas are seeing a smaller variety of shopping and dining options due to lower population density. Duluth Trading recently opened up in Kennesaw. They are new to the market. Dollar Tree has continued to open stores in the Atlanta market as well as the rest of the state/country. Take 5 Oil Change is expanding, and Food Terminal is launching another location in West Midtown soon.
The Apple Store is relocating from inside Lenox Mall to an exterior position and plans to be a flagship retail store. Joella’s Hot Chicken is new to the market and they are taking over some of the Pollo Tropical locations. A new Gusto! restaurant is currently under construction in Chamblee and Farm Burger opened a space in the Midtown Whole Foods Market recently.
Salata Salad Kitchen is planning another location near Ponce City Market. Jeni’s Ice Cream also has a couple of new shops in Buckhead and Midtown near Georgia Tech. Franklin Street’s retail leasing team is also aware of potential expansion plans for various other retailers including RNR Wheels and Tires, Mavis Discount Tires, Conn’s, Kangaroo Express, Blink Fitness, LA Fitness, Northern Tool + Equipment, Allbirds, Lidl and Publix.”
Sterling Rogue Hale
Senior Director, Retail Tenant Services
Franklin Street Real Estate Services
404.832.1250 ext. 0405