Outside-the-Perimeter happenings for the week of April 25.
[Editor's Note: Atlanta's changing commercial scene may be exciting with its adaptive reuse projects, skyscrapers and hip, cutting edge concepts, but the suburbs also have some hidden gems that deserve more love. What Now Atlanta's new weekly column What Now OTP will announce forthcoming outside-the-perimeter, metro area concepts that both urbanites and OTP residents should know about. Fitting for our focus on Atlanta restaurant, retail and real estate, OTP news will be short and abbreviated - for those who wish to know.]
Noble Fin, a new steak and seafood concept from 4th & Swift restauranteur Jay Swift is aiming for a May opening, according to a newsletter sent this week.
The establishment has been highly anticipated since plans were first announced in late 2014.
Noble Fin will be located in Peachtree Corners at the former Dreamland Bar-B-Que space at 5260 Peachtree Parkway.
The Bean Tap Coffee House in Buford is finishing construction this week plans to in May (depending on the permitting process), co-owner Heather Pace told What Now Atlanta this week.
The cafe will be brewing coffee from Smyrna, Georgia-based roaster Rev Coffee Roasters.
Pace has 10 years of experience managing several coffee locations for Starbucks Coffee in the Seattle market and spent five years managing the cafe at Barnes and Noble at the Mall of Georgia. Her business partner, Jennifer Bacue has 19 years of experience in restaurant management.
"I love connecting with people and cannot wait to create a place where people not only feel welcome but feel like they are family," Pace told WNA Monday.
Duluth is getting Georgia's second Paris Baguette, according to a permit issued in March. An employee of the company's Doraville location told What Now Atlanta this week that the outpost aims for a summer opening.
The outpost will be located in a shopping center at 3492 Satellite Boulevard.
The Paris Baguette brand is 70 years old. Recently, the first U.S. franchise location opened in San Jose, California.
Willy's Mexicana Grill is planning two new outposts in Alpharetta and Lawrenceville, reports Eater Atlanta. One location will be the first in Alpharetta, at 5304 Windward Parkway. Another, at 938 Duluth Highway in Lawrenceville will be the company's second location in Gwinnett County.
Fast-growth company Taziki's Mediteranean Grill is planning a new location in Kennesaw, in a forthcoming shopping center called Owl Creek Commons on Chastain Road across I-75. Taziki's currently has locations in Lenox Square Mall, Suwannee, Alpharetta, Decatur and Sandy Springs. Additionally, the company has another new location, planned to open this year, in Toco Hills.