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Buckhead Atlanta Has Active Week of Openings; More Coming Up Soon

October 05, 2014

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(UPDATE: BuckheadView discovered Sunday afternoon that Helmut Lang was not able to open its store at Buckhead Atlanta on Saturday as planned. The opening for Helmut Lang is now set for Tuesday, Oct.7.)

This past week (Sept. 29-Oct. 4) was a busy week at OliverMcMillan’s Buckhead Atlanta, with the opening of Shake Shack, Scoop NYC, L’Occitane and Helmut Lang.

Add those to the two retailers that opened at the end of last week—Moncler and Warby Parker—and it brings the total retailers who have opened since Sept. 18 to 10, with two restaurants now open (including Fado Irish Pub), with a third to come next week.

Even before Shake Shack opened its doors for business Sept. 30 at 11 a.m., a line had started forming outside the famous New York burger and hot dog restaurant and that line has been there every day since, as it has been at the first Shake Shack in Madison Square Park in New York after three years. (To read about Shake Shack’s opening, click here.)

Thirteen Pies is scheduled to open Tuesday, Oct. 7 on Buckhead Avenue, almost across the Street from Fado Irish Pub and next to Warby Parker’s store. Thirteen

Pies is a neighborhood restaurant with a menu that includes wood-fired pizzas, salads, and handmade pasta dishes using local ingredients and handcrafted products.

The menu features twelve pies and the pizzeria’s namesake – a rotating special, the thirteenth pie, which is one of a handful of seasonal dishes highlighted daily on the restaurant’s chalkboard. Thirteen Pies features a list of 25+ wines by the glass and bottle, as well as seasonally inspired cocktails.

Thirteen Pies will be open for lunch and dinner seven days a week beginning Oct. 7. Valet parking is available. For more information, visit thirteenpies.com.

Fado’s, part of the Buckhead Atlanta development, has been open at its present location for a few years now.

Getting back to the retail shops that have opened this past week, Scoop NYC opened the doors to its new Buckhead Atlanta boutique on Oct. 1 on Buckhead Avenue. Billed as “the ultimate closet,” Scoop first opened in SoHo, New York City, in 1996 and has since grown to 19 boutiques, selling clothes and accessories for men and women.

The following day, Oct. 2, beauty shop L’Occitane en Provence, opened a flagship store–which they normally do not have outside of New York City–and what is its largest of its store in the Atlanta market. The company sources the majority of its production from Provence and sources one of its main products, l’Immortelle plants, from Corsica from producers who rely on traditional production methods. 

The Buckhead Atlanta L’Occitane boutique on Buckhead Avenue has a special men’s grooming bar area in the back of the store. All of L’Occitane’s products are developed and produced from its base in Manosque, France.

Oct. 4 marked the opening of men’s fashion brand Helmut Lang’s store.  Created by Austrian fashion designer Helmut Lang in 1986, the brand is known for its simple but refined designs, its slim suits in black or white, its denim collection, and the use of high-tech fabrics.

The parade of openings is expected to continue this week, following the opening of Thirteen Pies, with the Oct. 10 openings of Corso Coffee, an Italian-style coffee bar, and Paris-based candles and perfume retailer diptyque. Atlanta-based Bella Bag “pre-loved handbag purveyor,” is scheduled to open Oct. 12. Then Gypsy Kitchen, a Spanish concept with flavors from India, Morocco and the Mediterranean, is slated to open on Oct. 14.

The actual openings could be within a few days of these estimated dates, however. As OliverMcMillan has often said, the openings are up to the individual retailers and restaurants.

On Sept. 18, the opening day for Buckhead Atlanta, five boutiques opened their doors: Brunello Cucinelli, Canali, Etro, Hermes and theory. Then came the openings of Moncler and Warby Parker.

Luxury retailer Moncler, well-known for its ski-inspired puffy jackets, was established in 1952 and opened its first Atlanta boutique store in the Atlanta market on Sept. 25. Moncler’s quilted jacket has remained a fixture of the world’s most demanding athletes. Celebrities from Jackie Onassis Kennedy to Madonna have worn the iconic jackets, which continue to be a mark of fashion. 

Warby Parker opened its first eyeglasses boutique in the Southeast on Sept. 27, in a rather fitting location right across Buckhead Avenue from the Buckhead Library. New York-based Warby Parker is a designer eyewear company founded in 2010 by college students who realized glasses were overpriced for many consumers. 

For further information about opening events, BuckheadView readers are encouraged to check OliverMcMillan’s Buckhead Atlanta website for daily updates at http://buckhead-atl.com/events. Also continue to check back daily with www.BuckheadView.com.