Olive and Pine Unveils Three New Tenants: Brisk, Wonderful World Coffee and Tea House, ‘Pop Up’

Avondale Estates development reveals three tenants slated to join previously-announced Leftie Lee's.
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Olive & Pine, an adaptive reuse development from Tin Drum Founder Steven Chan and Partners Andy Rutledge and Danny England, Thursday announced three new food and beverage tenants slated to open as part of the Avondale Estates project in fall 2022.

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“The combination of the unique quality of the Olive & Pine building, where it is located
within the district, and the artistic nature of the surrounding area would make Olive &
Pine and Avondale Estates a very special place to visit,” Chan said. “We are honor to be making this project among amazing neighbors. We are committed to provide top quality retail destinations and service businesses with local operators”.

The three new food and beverage concepts will join the previously-announced Leftie Lee’s, a pastry and sandwich shop from Foodcation Forever Founder Chef Vivian Lee.

First up — and also from Lee — will be “Pop Up,” a commercial kitchen space “with a full kitchen and a proper dining experience” that will host chef pop-ups. “A pop up chef for many years, Vivian understands the challenge working out of sub-standard conditions due to resource restriction,” according to the release. “The mission of Pop Up by Vivian Lee is to provide young talents and small businesses a platform and mentorship to thrive, to work toward opening their own restaurants or earning extra income.”

Vivian Lee’s professional background in cooking includes everything from baking breads and pastries from scratch to cooking at notable restaurants in NYC, Boston, and Atlanta. A triple major in Fine Art, Landscape Architecture, and International Bread Baking, Vivian fuses her diverse artistic background into her craft, first as an overnight baker and pastry cook at Danny Meyer’s NYC Maialino, located in the Gramercy Park Hotel.

Vivian went on to hone her baking skills at Clear Flour Bread and fostered her love for sandwiches at Cutty’s, both in Boston. A highlight in her career was cooking at the esteemed James Beard House in NYC with the team from Osteria Mattone and Table & Main of Roswell, GA. Originally from the NYC area, Atlanta has become a place Vivian calls home.

Olive & Pine will also be home to Brisk, a “soft serve ice cream parlor, light meal stall and micro vending mart,” according to Thursday’s announcement. While they weren’t named Chan says Brisk is the brainchild of several restaurant industry veterans, serving three products: soft serve ice cream and related beverages, meals of “small to moderate size for the go,” and vending items from cool snacks to “daily med.”

Finally, an all-day coffee and tea house called Wonderful World Coffee and Tea House will serve (you guessed it!) artisan coffee, “refresher,” and craft boba tea along side Leftie Lee’s Bakery. It is designed to be a “comfortable gathering place for the community to have conversations.”

In addition to its restaurant tenants, Olive & Pine, which replaces a 25,000 square-foot, 60-year-old warehouse, will be home to service-focused retailers including Akasa Salon and Little Gym, and Room WW, a “space for word, sound, and image.” Olive & Pine Partners Andy Rutledge and Danny England will also house their offices for Office of Design out of the development.

On July 24, 2022, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the development will host a pop-up brunch to showcase the upcoming food and beverage tenants in the parking lot adjacent to the weekly Sunday Avondale Estates Market.

Editor’s note: an earlier version of this article misspelled Akasa. We regret the error.

Caleb J. Spivak

Caleb J. Spivak is the Founder of What Now Media Group, Inc. Check out our publications in your city: Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Orlando, Orange County, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Diego, and San Francisco.
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Philip Covi
Philip Covi
3 months ago

The salon’s name is Akasa, not Asaka. This is their 3rd location in the metro area.

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