Is Virginia-Highland’s restaurant and retail scene being overtaken by corporate monsters?

Shaun Weinstockindustry insights, real estate45 Comments

Expert examines shift from local to corporate as real estate costs increase Virginia-Highland, one of the few pedestrian friendly districts in Atlanta, is clearly one of the best retail sub-markets. With commercial real estate rental prices at the top of the market for any sub-market in Atlanta, the area now boasts rents that greater than Downtown, Midtown and West Midtown, … Read More

Shaun WeinstockIs Virginia-Highland’s restaurant and retail scene being overtaken by corporate monsters?

Bella Cucina’s addition of a ‘European style food hall’ forces relocation

Caleb J. Spivakrestaurants, retail, whats in - atlanta retail?6 Comments

Italian goods retailer expands concept adding “take away” counter & cooking classes Bella Cucina Artful Food is moving their Virginia Highland retail operation to a larger, nearby location. Taking space that used to be Knitch at 1044 N. Highland avenue, Bella Cucina is moving two retail spaces down from their current location at 1050 (Knitch relocated just up the road … Read More

Caleb J. SpivakBella Cucina’s addition of a ‘European style food hall’ forces relocation

DabberDoo gift boutique to close

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Virginia Highland retailer hosts going-out-of-business sale DabberDoo will close after four years in business, according to store owner Christie Harper. Harper emailed patrons an announcement Monday that the Virginia Highland boutique at 1048 N. Highland avenue would close. “It is with a heavy heart that I am writing to let everyone know that I am closing DabberDoo,” said Harper. “It … Read More

Caleb J. SpivakDabberDoo gift boutique to close

Yoforia goes self service in Virginia Highland

Caleb J. Spivakrestaurants11 Comments

Storefronts to become self service while mall locations remain full service Yoforia closed their Virginia Highland location on Friday, Dec. 31, with plans to reopen the fourth week of January with a new layout. The frozen yogurt shop has launched a company wide initiative to retrofit all preexisting Yoforia storefronts will a self service model. The West Midtown location, opened … Read More

Caleb J. SpivakYoforia goes self service in Virginia Highland

Genki Sushi Bar and Grill confirmed for Everybody’s Pizza space in Virginia Highland

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Sushi bar preps for pizzeria’s closure Everybody’s Pizza in Virginia Highland will cease operation at the close of business today, Sunday Dec. 5. Genki Sushi Bar and Grill will take the restaurant’s place at 1040 N. Highland avenue. Genki filed a building permit with the city of Atlanta this week for “interior renovations” and “exterior facade modifications.” Everybody’s Pizza will … Read More

Caleb J. SpivakGenki Sushi Bar and Grill confirmed for Everybody’s Pizza space in Virginia Highland

Moe’s and Joe’s Tavern grills YEAH! Burger

Caleb J. SpivakMiscellaneous, restaurants19 Comments

Is this sign the start of Atlanta’s in town burger wars? Several passersby were troubled to see the above sign displayed predominately on the gate of Moe’s and Joe’s Tavern in Virginia Highland. Curious ourselves, we stopped by the Tavern where we were informed by management that the sign was making a jab at the newly opened burger “chain,” YEAH! … Read More

Caleb J. SpivakMoe’s and Joe’s Tavern grills YEAH! Burger