The New Owner At 905 Juniper Has Selected The Top 5 Potential Restaurant Tenants From YOUR Entries
It’s Up To YOU To Vote On The Best. Entries Are At The Top Of The Sidebar
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The new owner at 905 Juniper in Midtown asked YOU what should open in the space that was most recently the restaurant concept Lupe and Cuerno before that.
Thanks to everyone who participated! We received an overwhelming response of 121 thought provoking entries (click here to read those).
DZ Developments, the new owner at 905 Juniper, has selected the top five but it’s up to YOU to select who’s is number one and more importantly what YOU want to see open in that space. Click here to read about the prizes that are up for grabs and to learn more about the contest.
Here are the top five finalists but you have to vote on them in the sidebar:
October 30, 2010 at 9:50 am
Something for the neighborhood! Local, sustainable, fresh – like Rosebud with carryout options. A chain will not succeed here nor a gimick (e.g., EVOS, or even a cocktail lounge). A strong wine list and an accomplished/award winning chef are keys to success.
November 1, 2010 at 3:02 pm
A gastropub like Leon’s Full Service with good food, interesting beer, and cocktails, the kind of place you could see yourself going to more than once a week without feeling like you have to get dressed up, and could go for a meal or just a good drink and some nibbles. Everyone has their own idea of what kind of place feels comfortable for dropping by on a random night, but my two cents is that Holeman & Finch and TAP take themselves a shade too seriously for me to just drop in in my jeans and sandals–but maybe it’s just their clientele.
November 1, 2010 at 5:00 pm
I live in 805 Peachtree Lofts, about a block away from this development. I think the neighborhood is seriously lacking a high-end market like the SAVI Market in Inman Park… something with a nice selection of craft beers & wine for sale.
I also like the idea of place where I could pick up prepared meals (my wife & I never have time to fix dinner as it is, and with a kid on the way our time is going to be stretched even thinner).
Thanks for taking neighbors’ input! I’m looking forward to whatever ends up going into that space, because I know that you are already putting a lot of thought and consideration into it.
November 3, 2010 at 12:34 pm
I love the idea of a cozy neighborhood bar/wine bar with tasty, fresh, quality tapas (think along the lines of the bar scene at Ecco). Consider the price points as many neighbors are very conscious of their spending. If handled properly, this could be a gold mine~~~forget the parking. You are surrounded by many, many condos where people live in small spaces and need to get out and about. A quick glass of wine or two and some small bites, mixed with social interaction could be the “best”.
October 31, 2010 at 9:35 pm
Well, there are a few issues with this space. Mainly – PARKING. the lack of frequent and constant open spaces leads to valet. And having valet kills the idea of “cheap, fast meals”. The whole process of valet giving you a ticket and disappearing with your car. Then having some cash on hand, to tip the valet after you have waited in line to get you car can be a REAL buzz kill. Only “Fine Dining” lends itself to this headache. OR SOMETHING SPECIAL…
My vote is for a Star Provision like deli during the day that transforms into a very special venue that has a “chef of the week”. With a different menu every WEEK you will rarely be able to have the same thing twice. Special celebrity chefs, local chefs, and new talent would be on deck.
The space should feel a little classic “NYC upscale deli’ish. I would hire Freshmaker Design to handle the design of Tiled walls, burlap padded seating, and hexagon tile floors. Magazines and newspapers from around the world. Music that fit each weeks locale. This space needs the constant energy of change and excitement. It would attract Atlanta’s Travel set. It MUST FEEL GLOBAL.
All of the winners from the various Food channels shows could be the lineup. I would call it Puddle Jumpers. BBQ one week, Sushi the next. French one week, East African the next. The website would have the destination for the week. (you would get a PJ passport, upon each visit, it would get stamped..upon your 10th country/dinner, your meal is on the house!) It would be GRAND!