Designer Sunglasses Retailer Sunnies Opening Flagship in Colony Square

Plus American Barber Shop is now open in the Midtown mixed-use and there are plans for Lush Nail Bar too
Sunnies opening Colony Square Flagship
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Sunnies, a family-owned sunglasses retailer offering designer and lifestyle sunglass brands at a “competitive price point,” will open a 450-square-foot flagship location in Colony Square in spring 2021, marking its second brick-and-mortar location in the country, according to a press release Monday. Founded by Joseph Sikora and his father Mitch, Sunnies is an independent seller of labels ranging from Tom Ford to Kate Spade to KREWE to Gucci to Saint Laurent and more. The shop at Colony Square fronts The Plaza, a newly opened 10,000-square-foot greenspace.

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“At Sunnies, we’ve redesigned the retail experience to allow browsers an opportunity to engage with our products through in-store try-on sessions,” Sophie Gramme, director of operations at Sunnies, said in the release. “Our main priority is for guests to have fun without feeling pressured into making a purchase. We chose Colony Square for this new location based on the North American Properties team’s ability to create a sense of community through experiences, which lends itself really well to our business model.”

Lush Nail Bar is also slated to open a location in Colony Square with the same timeline, offering services such as manicures, pedicures, microblading, and more. This will be the second Lush franchise location in Atlanta for Franchisee Sang Yoon, and it will be situated next to American Barber Shop, which opened its doors Monday.

To celebrate its opening, American Barber will offer complimentary haircuts to its first 20 customers. The barber shop is located at the back of Building 400 near Colony Square’s full-service Concierge desk and The Lawn. American Barber’s hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Four barbers will be available daily for services, and while appointments are preferred, walk-ins will be accepted.

This summer, Colony Square began welcoming office tenants to the newly completed Building 300, the office tower that will soon be home to Whole Foods’ South regional headquarters. Colony Square also recently celebrated the opening of AYA Medical Spa, Brown Bag Seafood Co., and the completion of Spaces’ expansion and The Plaza.

Building 500, the office tower which will be fully occupied by international law firm Jones Day, is slated for completion next summer. By 2021, Colony Square will have nearly one million square feet of office space, as well as new retail and dining including dine-in movie theater IPIC, Holeman and Finch Public House, Rumi’s Kitchen, King of Pops, and Politan Row at Colony Square, a 20,000-square-foot food hall.

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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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