Who’s dead or dying in Atlanta’s businesses?
Dolce Group (Atlantic Station)
Added January 21, 2010
Atlantic Station has undergone more changes than the face of Joan Rivers.
Minus the reconstruction of several areas due to the faulty, initial construction, Atlantic Station is slowly making the move from high end restaurant and retail options to a bunch of empty space.
The overall concept makes sense but is unrealistic in its current state.
Ask an Atlantan how often they visit Atlantic Station and the answer is nearly the same: I go for Ikea, Target and the movies.
The transition from high-end boutiques and expensive restaurants to more affordable options that meet the needs of Atlantic Station’s clientele is becoming more obvious.
The Dolce Group (Dolce, Geisha House and Ten Pin Alley) is next to close:
1. Both Dolce and Geisha House are now offering 50 percent off (Sunday at Dolce and Monday at Geisha House) and the food (considering the quality — chewable to say the least) is still too expensive given the venue.
2. Geisha House and Dolce could only hope for the crowd it attracts with such a heavy discount — too bad nobody dines there.
3. Similar to Straits, the adhesive holding these “restaurant destinations” and the monthly check together, are the celebrity backers who are too stubborn to admit defeat.