Au Bon Pain to open Peachtree Center restaurant

Bakery / Cafe files plans for Peachtree Center South Tower.

Bakery / Cafe files plans for South Tower location Downtown.

Au Bon Pain is opening a new location Downtown.

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The bakery / cafe submitted a building permit application to City of Atlanta last week to make commercial alterations to suite #B-71A at Peachtree Center.

Au Bon Pain’s new 1,687-square-foot bakery / cafe, at 225 Peachtree Street, will open in the development’s South Tower.

Am estimated $125,000 will be spent constructing the new bakery / cafe.

Au Bon Pain currently has one other Georgia location at Piedmont Hospital, according to the restaurant’s website.

The bakery / cafe was not immediately available for comment.

 

Caleb J. Spivak

Caleb J. Spivak (CJS) is the Founder of What Now Media Group, Inc., the publisher of What Now Atlanta and What Now Los Angeles.
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Darin
7 years ago

As far as chains go, this is a pretty decent one. I liked their old Atlantic Station store. I’m always surprised by how well the restaurants at Peachtree Center Mall do. This store will fill up the only empty space they had. Not bad for a mall in 2013.

Dude
7 years ago

This is awesome…why Peachtree Center?

mattwest
7 years ago
Reply to  Dude

Ever been in Peachtree Center during a convention? Should answer your question.

dave
7 years ago

Nice get for Peachtree Center, which is really hurting. There isn’t a place there right now I would go to. Losing Atlanta Bread didn’t help either. Au Bon Pain is a great lunch spot. Still don’t understand why they got thrown out of their lease near Civic Center MARTA.

inman parker
7 years ago

The location next to FAB (across from Jimmy John’s) did not last very long. No reason to believe this one will last long either.

Darin
7 years ago

That location they had near FAB was an odd spot. In general that whole Ivan Allen development has ended up being trouble for restaurants (RIP, Social Resto & FAB). In it’s half-finished state, it’s just not generating the foot traffic necessary for a wide range of restaurants.

Peachtree Center, at least on weekdays, has foot traffic out the wazoo.

Jason
7 years ago

The Civic Center location didn’t seem to try very hard to serve anyone other than those working in the Southern Company building. The exterior doors were often locked and they didn’t bother to put operating hours anywhere so it was a guess as to when they were going to be open (M-F, 8-3 seemed to be the hours they settled on). There are well over a thousand housing units in short walking distance to that location but they never made any effort to attract residents. And keeping the exterior doors locked pretty much shut off business from the rather large… Read more »

Darin
7 years ago
Reply to  Jason

Good point Jason — I totally forgot that they had the exterior doors locked at their Ivan Allen location. That was weird. I’m glad that Mellow Mushroom has been able to stick around. They do booming lunch business on weekdays and also during conventions. Most evenings they’re pretty empty. I think that, as many housing units as there are nearby, this area really needs even more residents to support a significant number of (and variety of) restaurants that stay open in the evening. A lot of that has to do with the fact that Atlantans from other neighborhoods don’t travel… Read more »

Deb
7 years ago

I work near Peachtree Center and not far from the old Au Bon Pain location on Ivan Allen. I loved the one on Ivan Allen and went often. They must have locked the exterior doors later in their existence, because I never had that issue. I loved their array of soups and there salads and sandwiches were good as well. I’m happy they are coming to Peachtree Center since that location is not even a block from me.

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