Phipps Plaza’s getting a portion of its food court back

By on September 6, 2011

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Johnny Rockets, Moe’s and Subway to rebuild at Buckhead mall.

Several shuttered Phipps Plaza food court tenants are reopening.

Johnny Rockets, Moe’s and Subway are all returning to the third floor of the Buckhead mall, a spokeswoman told What Now Atlanta Tuesday.

Chick-fil-A, Great Wraps, Mandarin Express and Sbarro Pizza will not reopen.

The Buckhead mall’s third level food court closed when Legoland hijacked its space earlier this year to build its Discovery Center and café. Legoland Discovery Center is still under construction.

“These restaurants are in no way associated with Legoland Discovery Center or the café that will be inside the attraction,” a spokeswoman said. “Unfortunately, I cannot share an expected opening timeline at this point.”

Johnny Rockets filed a permit with City of Atlanta to relocate its existing Phipps Plaza location earlier this month. The estimated cost of relocating the Americana style burger joint within the mall is $200,000.00.

The cost of relocation for other tenants have not been confirmed.


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About Caleb J. Spivak

CJS is the Founder of What Now Atlanta. He was recently featured in The New York Times, Creative Loafing's "20 People to Watch in 2012," named "Lifestyle Blogger You Need To Know" by Rolling Out Magazine and highlighted as Atlanta's Metropolitan Male in fashion magazine, 944. WNA was named "Best of Atlanta" by Creative Loafing and Atlanta Magazine.


  1. hank rearden

    September 7, 2011 at 7:27 am

    wow. now this is reporting at it’s best. 3 $hitty restaurants re-open
    at Atlanta’s most stupid mall. You and your former buddy are scraping
    the bottom of the barrel these days.

  2. Amicable

    September 7, 2011 at 10:03 am

    Wait? Eli and Caleb were friends! OMG…kinda like Google and Apple.

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