New Owner At 905 Juniper Wants YOU To Pick His Restaurant Tenant – Tell Us What And Win!

By on October 29, 2010

what should open at 905 juniper in midtown?

Everyone Who Enters Wins Gourmet Chocolate Pink Cupcakes Instantly!

Grand Prize: Dinner For Two At SOHO* & Tickets For ‘The Holiday Ice Spectacular’

Runner-ups Win Gift Cards To Chocolate Pink & Midtown Life

You probably know the corner space at 905 Juniper in Midtown, most recently for the restaurant concept Lupe and Cuerno before that. DZ Developments now owns the property and they’re in no rush to sign a lease without your input.

They want YOU, the residents of Atlanta, to help them make a decision on what restaurant concept to lease based on who YOU want.

The prize? A three-course dinner for two at SOHO*, an American Bistro located in historic Vinings. You’ll also get two opening night tickets to The Holiday Ice Spectacular at the East Cobb Energy Center.

First runner-up WINS: a first chiropractic visit to Midtown Life Studio which includes a consultation, nerve system assessment and first adjustment.

Second runner-up WINS: $50 to Chocolate Pink!

Here’s how to win: Leave a comment with your idea for the space. THAT’S IT. The Top FIVE restaurant ideas will be selected by the new owner of 905 Juniper, DZ Developments, and then voted on by What Now Atlanta readers. The top THREE will win our Top Prizes. Winners will be announced on Friday, November 12, 2010.

When you leave your comment, we’ll email you a voucher for a Chocolate Pink Cupcake instantly just for entering.

Click here to leave your comment!

*Dinner features SOHO’s pre-fixed three-course theatre menu ($28 value) and does not include tax or gratuity. At SOHO it’s all about Food, Wine and People! You’ll experience all three as you dine on the new, fall theatre menu, specially designed to bring out the flavors of the season.

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  1. OhWiseOne!

    November 3, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    Given the type of residents in the 905 building it only makes sense to turn the space into a BJ shop. They could call it “Blow & Go.”

  2. Patrick

    November 4, 2010 at 7:30 am

    Copy Gloria’s in Dallas. Change the name, keep everything else. They were the originators of the “Swirl” that became famous at Uncle Julios.

  3. Kevin K

    November 4, 2010 at 9:33 am

    Top suggestion is Mexican! I loved Lupe. It always seemed crowded and I understand it only failed because the owner was over his head due to Cuerno by the time he even opened Lupe. There’s no good Mexican on this end of Midtown (just greasey Tin Lizzie) and I ate at Lupe regularly.

    Second choice – Indian. Even less of that around, but I’m not sure it works for the space.

  4. What are people thinking

    November 4, 2010 at 11:15 am

    The problem with each and every restaurant that opens here is , that people have to stand outside and drink and/or smoke . Half of them are way to pissed to realize how much noise they make. This is still a residential area and we call the police so much that they can’t stand it. Lupe was bound to fail since every time they wanted outside dining we will object to it !! Have something that’s not alcohol related and it should be a winner. Also its becoming way to urban i midtown that’s what Atlantic station is for.

  5. RealDeal

    November 4, 2010 at 12:08 pm

    My vote is for Spanish tapas (similar to Noche) or Greek.

  6. Sharie G

    November 4, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    I vote for a specialty yougurt/ice cream shop.

  7. Webster

    November 4, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    I tend to agree with all the freshly made food to go and the yogurt bar ideas , there are way to many ethnic type restaurants around. We have to look at the direct residential needs healthy,fun and new hallo …. no one wants to have the smell of curry around all day , maybe a take out “Real” Italian pizza joint or Euro coffee type hang out ..

  8. Snoek

    November 4, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    I like allot of the take out ideas, I am a midtown resident for the past 8 years and fresh,healthy and great tasting always win . Why does chocolate pink work cos people love sweets, are they loud and ghetto NO they have class . My idea would be also the yogurt and fresh fruit idea people her in the summer love things like that !!

    Let’s not make Midtown, feel downtown with more Indian, Thai or even Italian there us already 3 on peachtree lol

  9. Jax

    November 4, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    21st century Moroccan — clean, minimalist decor, low tables with cushions, moroccan cuisine with a relaxed, lush feel. Perfect third-date location!

  10. Doos

    November 4, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    I also happen to live above the spot in question and the reason that the other businesses stay open is 1.) they are quiet 2.) they don’t serve alcohol. Starbucks actually have rude staff and clamp wheels at the one on Peachtree street so coffee&sweets or the yogurt will not be a bad idea !!

  11. Mark

    November 4, 2010 at 7:07 pm

    Hey Jax why don’t you go live in Morocco ha ha

    There was a middle eastern type place on West Peachtree before next to Marlows and it closed.. Why you may ask – cos here in America we use knives and forks plus we don’t sit on the floor like peasants .

    If you asked me the best place would be a quick and easy but also healthy and affordable. I live up on 7th but have to walk past there allot it’s perfect for me and allot of my friends .


  12. Sally

    November 4, 2010 at 7:12 pm

    If you ask me home made sandwich place is perrrrfect! They could be made healthy yet affordable. I lived in the Uk for a long time and these places outsell any subway or Jimmy John’s since it’s made with allot of care and homemade items ie jam, sauces

  13. Kakhuis

    November 4, 2010 at 7:19 pm

    How about a classy wine and home made pizza place .. The Place would be great after work but also for a take out (pizza ofcoarse)

    The only pizza around is bloody chain types and healthy goes out the door on those … They could do coffee too since SB is over priced .. Any foreign food would not work people can drive elsewhere if they need to !

  14. Mr clean

    November 4, 2010 at 7:31 pm

    Let’s not deface midtown and become like Cheshire bridge .. Here we want good clean food. No commercial or foreign foods (it’s so yesterday) if I want wanna be mysterious or foreign I will eat the leaves in my garden … The fact that pink chocolate works should be a sign nice clean fun for everyone … I vote a yogurt bar !!

    Mr C

  15. Kaffer

    November 4, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    I would love to see an organic yogurt bar , we have allot of traffic here ie peachtree run, the art festival, screen on the green ( that’s if the ghetto crowd don’t mess it up) and we always have new things. Ciao

  16. Kerri

    November 4, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    How about a peanut butter and Jelly rest. Call it Jam n Nut.

  17. Brandy

    November 5, 2010 at 9:41 am

    Hard rock style setting serving sushi.. call it “rock n roll “

  18. laurie

    November 5, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    Thai! Thai is always good–or some kind of asian fusion

  19. BZ

    November 5, 2010 at 1:48 pm

    An upscale Waffle House would do some slammin’ business. You’d need a good manager, tho, to keep the place up.

  20. Jennifer W.

    November 6, 2010 at 9:10 am

    How about a pizza shop…just NY style pizza. Family friendly…no booze!