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The BeltLine gets a seafood shack, Grana's Neapolitan pizza and pasta comes to Dunwoody, and a Midtown restaurant serves pan-Latin eats in an exciting atmosphere.
The coffee shop resides in a blink-and-you-might-miss-it strip mall at 4448 Tilly Mill Road, near the intersection of Peachtree Boulevard. The name refers to the refuge that coffee shops provide. “As we were building in 2020, that's what we wanted the space to be,” says co-owner Priscilla Wells. “And now even more so when people are still getting used to being out again and finding community all over, it means so much more now to us to know that it's a place of refuge for our local community.”
Slated to reopen in October as Politan Row, the Ashford Lane location will feature some of the same vendors as the Colony Square location, as well as some new options. There will also be a new location of the JoJo’s Beloved bar; the Dunwoody location will take JoJo’s ten years into the future, making it a 1988-1992-era bar with decor and drinks to match.
A 20-course omakase restaurant is coming to Dunwoody in August. Omakase by Yun is opening in an intimate 1,200-square-foot space in Ashford Lane and will offer two seatings nightly, Tuesday through Saturday. Yun describes it as “traditional but executed with modern touches and flavor profiles.”
Another immersive experience for children has launched—this one in Dunwoody. Camp is a new store, play space, and interactive show with eight locations across the country. Each Camp location features a different theme—in Dunwoody, Camp partnered with Disney to create a Little Mermaid experience. Here's what to know before you take the kids.
Dunwoody’s first food hall, the Hall at Ashford Lane, opened May 31, featuring a massive bar, nine food stalls, and an option for table service. "Our mission is to create a vibrant and inclusive space where people can come together to savor exceptional food, enjoy refreshing beverages, and celebrate life's moments,” says owner Jamal Wilson, who operates a similar food hall in Orlando.
A 10,000-square-foot restaurant is joining High Street in Dunwoody next spring. Called the Hampton Social, it’s a coastal-inspired spot with 11 locations in Illinois, Florida, and Tennessee. Founded in Chicago in 2015, it boasts a “Rosé All Day” mentality that focuses on social engagement. However, it’s not all about the ‘gram—a James Beard award-winning chef is behind the culinary program.
The Bronx Bagel Buggy sells hand-rolled, boiled, and baked New York-style bagels at farmers markets in Brookhaven, Dunwoody, and Sandy Springs, along with bialys, bagel chips, Sicilian pizza, bagel dogs, bagel bombs, and more.
While Valor Coffee owner Riley Westbrook hopes that the vibe will be similar to the downtown Alpharetta original, which opened in 2019, the Dunwoody location is about three times bigger and will have ample seating to match.
Most of Atlanta's food halls are a collection of order-at-counter mini restaurants with central, communal seating. When it opens in the spring, the Hall at Ashford Lane will be full-service. Diners will order off a single menu featuring food and drinks from nine different restaurants and two bars, and a server will bring everything to their table.