Friday, December 21, 2012
What looks to be an old Metro PCS store is now vacant. What do you think should go here?
Next to Solar Dimensions in Brookhaven Station is what looks to be an old Metro PCS store. I had to return a Christmas gift (wrong size) the other day and made a stop at the UPS Store in the strip center, when I noticed this vacant space. Now, Brookhaven Station is a nice complex, but it has one of the tightest parking lots in all of our new city. There's no room for error, and I don't even want to think about a cell-phone-wielding driver of a full-sized SUV trying to get around in there. Nonetheless, this is a prime spot of commercial space along Brookhaven's busiest thoroughfare. So what do you think could go in this location? Tell us in the comments below.
Sunday, September 16, 2012
The space next door to the old Brookhaven Post Office is now vacant. What do you think should go there?
I figured it was only a matter of time before Sushi Mania, one of my favorite spots, went out of business. The restaurant cut back its operating hours to serve only dinner a few months ago. While I was out this past Tuesday night visiting Canyon Burger (for its Ashford Park Elementary School spirit night, nonetheless), I noticed that one of my favorite sushi spots had indeed bit the dust. Currently, the only shop standing between Kroger and the end of the shopping plaza, where the old U.S. Post Office used to be, is a nail salon. So what do you think should go into that location? Or should Kroger proceed with its expansion plans?
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
A north Atlanta manufacturing icon is in the new again, as another developer looks at the site. So we ask: what should go here?
Sitting on the edge of Chamblee's northern border, the old General Motors plant is back in the news again. The Atlanta Business Chronicle is reporting that developer Egbert Perry has seemingly emerged as a frontrunner to purchase and develop the 167-acre site. Into what, remains to be seen. That's where you come in. Tell us what you think should go on the site of the old GM plant.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
The restaurant is no longer in Town Brookhaven. What should go in its location?
Stir Crazy Asian Grille is no longer in its Town Brookhaven location. We're not sure what happened, other than the fact that we were driving through the development this past weekend and saw Po the Kung Fu Panda waving at passersby from a darkened window. Stir Crazy joins Slacks as another restaurant location that has come and gone from Town Brookhaven. So we ask you: what sort of business or establishment should go into this location?
Thursday, August 9, 2012
So what do you think should go into the restaurant's old Brookhaven space on Windsor Parkway?
Au Rendez-Vous was one of the first businesses to move onto Windsor Parkway several years ago, when the area was just beginning a major economic transformation. Now, however, their longtime home is vacant, as the establishment prepares to move into a new Chamblee location. The owners told Patch the new Au Rendez-Vous will be open in another two to three weeks. So all of this begs the question: What do you think should go into the old Au Rendez-Vous spot on Windsor Parkway? Tell us in the comments.
Friday, July 27, 2012
Maybe, if next week's cityhood vote passes.
Brookhaven Plaza has been the site of a Harris Teeter, a Kroger, and an antiques store. A retailer called Mattress Firm is in the site of the old Blockbuster, while Rite Aid (formerly Eckerd), Nail Spa and Terra Grille have been in the location for a while. But if cityhood is approved by voters on July 31, could Brookhaven Plaza become the city of Brookhaven city hall? J. Max Davis, chairman of BrookhavenYES, alluded to the fact that Brookhaven Plaza could be a likely home for a new city hall in a previous live chat with Patch. Regardless of whether cityhood passes, what do you think could go into this highly visible, prime piece of commercial real estate along Peachtree Road?
Sunday, July 22, 2012
What do you think should go here?
Not far down from the new Hines apartment complex going in at Dresden and Ellijay is this location, the site of what appears to be a former medical office. It's a freestanding building with a lot of parking, and signage that gives it good visibility along one of Brookhaven's major thoroughfares. So what do you think should go here? A karate school or yoga facility? Another doctor's office? Or something else?
Sunday, July 8, 2012
What should go here? Tell us in the comments.
Though new, Town Brookhaven has already seen at least one tenant go out of business: the sports bar known as Slacks. So our question to you this week is, what kind of business would be ideal for this location in Brookhaven's latest signature development?
Sunday, June 17, 2012
Looks like this spot should also be placed under our Patch Watch.
Skyland Shopping Center has been around for decades. I read comic books on the newsstand in a corner pharmacy, where Alpha Graphics (formerly known as Action Printing) now sits. For me, walking into Advance Auto Parts is a reminder that the place used to be a Colonial grocery store (anyone remember that?) Across the street from Skyland Shopping Center stands a former Checkers drive-thru restaurant. Now, its vacant and in bad need of maintenance. It sits at the intersection of Skyland Drive and Drew Valley Road, and near Bryton Hill Apartments and Drew Valley Apartments, site of a recent armed robbery. So rather than ask our weekly question of, "What do you think should go here?," this week, we're asking, "How can this location be saved?"
Sunday, June 10, 2012
A vacant building along one of metro Atlanta's busiest thoroughfares! How can that happen?
OK, this building is next door to CityDog Market; 4246 Peachtree Road, to be exact, and also next door to a Shell station. Now, we all know that Peachtree Road is metro Atlanta's signature thoroughfare, running from downtown northward, all the way into Chamblee. But this Brookhaven address is passed by thousands every day of the year. Can someone tell Patch how in the world a building on this part of Peachtree can be vacant? And also, what kind of business would be ideal for this ... well, ideal location?