Southeastern Retail Development plans to bring two restaurants and a dental office to LaVista Road near Northlake Mall. The project, which has been in the works since last year, is finally moving forward. Current plans call for the new businesses to open late next spring.
The two story, nearly 8,000 square foot former First Union/Wachovia/Wells Fargo bank branch at 4070 LaVista Road will soon be demolished and replaced with two buildings. Wells Fargo closed the branch last summer and directed customers to their other location, which is literally across the street. (Although a SLUP request from last year indicated the building would be retrofitted, it will in fact be demolished.)
A freestanding, 2,200 square foot building, closest to Northlake Mall, will house a new Starbucks Coffee shop and drive-thru. The new location will reportedly serve as a replacement of the existing Starbucks sans drive-thru in nearby Northlake Festival. (The current Starbucks occupies a portion of a former The Sport Shoe.)
A separate building, which will be constructed beside the Starbucks, will house an approximately 2,100 square foot Willy's Mexicana Grill and a roughly 3,500 square foot Aspen Dental office.
Willy's joins existing Mexican quick serve restaurants (QSRs) Chipotle Mexican Grill and Moe's Southwest Grill in the Northlake market.
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