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Retail Project Planned In Midtown, Near Georgia Tech

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The husk of a classic Atlanta greasy spoon is set to be demolished for a new retail development near Georgia Tech's campus. Bobby & June's Kountry Kitchen restaurant closed in 2010, after doing business for more than three decades in a weather-beaten cabin at the corner of Mescalin and 14th streets. Stream Realty has taken control of the .691-acre lot with plans of building 11,000 square feet of retail at the site, which promotional materials call "the gateway to Atlanta's growing and ever-popular Westside." Tomorrow's News Today reports the project will have a number of suites and one end-cap space with higher visibility, with tiered parking in the rear of the building and limited street parking in front.

Bad news for bleeding-heart sentimentalists: It doesn't sound like the existing structure stands a chance of being incorporated into the new project, but it's not like the Kountry Kitchen was of major architectural significant. Known tentatively as "375 14th Street," the project is slated to open next spring. A representative told TNT no leases have been inked yet. Here's hoping they aim higher than sub shops and nail salons.

And R.I.P. ...

· Stream Realty Planning New Midtown Development [TNT]
· 375 14th St. [Stream Realty]
[Renderings via Stream Realty; Kountry Kitchen photo via Foodie Buddha.]