SabaRaba’s is the first restaurant to sign a lease at Lumen Chamblee, a new luxury apartment complex in Downtown Chamblee.
The Israeli street food restaurant known for its “falafel and shawarma, with a side of good karma” will open on the ground floor of the building, occupying 1,425 square feet with lots of outdoor patio seating.
Atlanta-based boutique real estate advisory firm terra alma brokered the transaction.
This will be the second location of SabaRaba’s, which can also be found in Sandy Springs at 5920 Roswell Road. The restaurant serves pitas, laffas, gyros and salads, with plenty of vegan and gluten-free options.
SabaRaba’s is owned by Udi Hershkovitz, a longtime restaurateur and the co-founder of FuegoMundo, a Latin American restaurant in Sandy Springs, and a former concept at Ponce City Market called Marrakesh.
Hershkovitz said the aim of SabaRaba’s is to bring flavorful and fresh options to consumers at an affordable price.
“Although our menu is casual, it does offer an abundance of healthy and flavorful options,” he told What Now Atlanta. “It’s Mediterranean cuisine, which meets that current demand for healthy and flavorful, something beyond the typical quick service options… Consumers are venturing out, especially in Chamblee.”
Expect the same fresh favorites that are served in Sandy Springs – pitas, laffas, gyros and salads, with plenty of vegan and gluten-free options – but with some new offerings, thanks to the larger size of the Chamblee restaurant. (The Sandy Springs location is a kiosk.)
“We do everything in-house,” Hershkovitz said. “We don’t have a situation of freezer-to-table type of thing. We focus on freshness and health and affordability.”
They are targeting a February opening date.
Lumen Chamblee is a new mixed-use development from Atlanta-based developers Atlantic Residential and Stein Investment Group. The complex has 318 luxury residential units and 4,728 square feet of street-level retail and restaurant space in two suites.
“Our aspiration for Lumen Chamblee is to create a community that intertwines luxury living within the authentic, walkable downtown district in Chamblee, and we’re excited for SabaRaba’s to be part of that vision,” Adam Zuckerman, Vice President of Development with Stein Investment Group, said in a press release.
The remaining 3,303-square-foot tenant space is still available.
“Chamblee has blossomed from a quaint rail town into a dynamic, diverse city complete with sought-after amenities, a growing multi-use trail system, and a walkable, historic downtown,” Edie Weintraub, Founder and Chief Community Builder of terra alma, said in the press release. “LUMEN Chamblee’s retail will augment the city’s vibe, complementing beloved local establishments like the Distillery of Modern Art, Southbound, Frosty Caboose and Hopstix.”
Hershkovitz expressed his enthusiasm about being part of the growth in Chamblee.
“We are grateful to have the opportunity to be in a growing community that’s embracing us,” he told What Now Atlanta. “I spend quite a bit of time there… It’s a great community. I’m happy to have the opportunity.”