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The Cook’s Warehouse is permanently closing its Chamblee storefront in the Peachtree Station shopping center, at 5001 Peachtree Blvd #520.
Owner Mary S. Moore announced the news on the company’s Facebook page Thursday. A lone outpost of The Cook’s Warehouse—which at one point over its 25-year history had at least five locations—remains in Ansley Mall. Outposts over the years closed starting with Brookhaven in 2015, followed by Decatur and East Cobb.
An exact last day has not been announced for the kitchenware retailer and cooking school, but a going-out-of-business sale is likely and will be announced online.
Moore, as with a growing list of Atlanta-area retailers, cites the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis as a key factor in the decision to close in Chamblee permanently.
Read Moore’s statement in its entirety:
Over 25 years in business I have seen many changes – recessions, depressions, and now a pandemic and civil unrest. These times always require looking closely at business and maintaining a successful path forward. I am incredibly proud of my team for their resilience and passion as we navigate these rough waters.
Economic pressures require difficult decisions and this time in our company’s history is no different. To maintain our dedicated team and strong brand developed throughout the years we are once again changing our model. As painful as it is for all of us, we will be closing our Peachtree Station location and continuing forward with our Ansley Mall location and online business while we look for opportunities to again grow our footprint.
I appreciate your support throughout the years. Inspiring Atlanta to cook and gather around the table is our greatest honor and will remain our motivation as we move forward together. With supply chain issues for many of our vendors, due to COVID reduced operations, it will be important to enjoy Christmas in June and July to ensure you have the cooking gear and gifts you need and want. Keep up to date with our social media page to find out more about the extended savings you could benefit from at our Peachtree Station location while we transition our inventory to your home. We look forward to seeing you in the store soon!
[Editor’s note: The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is rapidly evolving as is its effect on Atlanta, and the City’s businesses and its residents. Click here for What Now Atlanta’s ongoing coverage of the crisis. For guidance and updates on the pandemic, please visit the C.D.C. website.]