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Two new CRU Hemp Lounge locations are opening in the Atlanta-area this year, Franchisee Sakeissa Robinson confirmed with What Now Atlanta (WNA). Robinson will be taking over a spot on 605 Indian Trail Lilburn Rd NW in Lilburn, while another CRÚ Hemp Lounge is opening up on 5299 Old National Highway in the former site of Rocafella’s strip club and lounge, in College Park.
“I think what makes CRU unique and a stand out among other kinds of bars and lounges is the vibe at CRU,” Robinson said. “It’s kind of a mix between a lounge and a club atmosphere, but it really brings a kind of peaceful, laidback, chill vibe … almost kind of hippie-like.”
CRU serves handcrafted drinks, hookahs with a variety of flavors, and small plate options — including wings, CRU Lollipop Lamb Chops, and crab CRU Mac and Cheese. Robinson said that the two planned CRU Hemp Lounge locations will be opening up some time by the end of the year, around November or December.
On top of the reported two locations opening up in Atlanta, CRU Hemp Lounge has plans for 11 additional locations that will open within 120 days, according to a press release. The company, which was created over 10 years ago, signed franchise rights for the following cities: Charlotte, DC, Houston, Dallas, Austin, Nashville, Miami, West Palm Beach, Birmingham, and St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands.