There's good news afoot for fans of Atlanta's Westside, boutique shopping and rapidly prepared fried chicken. The developer behind Westside Ironworks tells Curbed the Howell Mill Road redevelopment has signed a popular Savannah fashion boutique, as plans move forward to build a Chick-fil-A from scratch around the corner. The boutique, Villa Savannah, will take a 2,700-square-foot storefront, bringing Ironworks' occupancy to 92 percent before construction is complete. The retailer offers "one-of-a-kind fashion, home décor, jewelry and gifts, sourced from Los Angeles, that are characterized as modern with a twist of tradition — both edgy and refined," according to a press release. It marks one of several first-to-market scores at Ironworks, while the Chick-fil-A will be metro Atlanta's 398,687th, give or take.
The Chick-fil-A is being built on Northside Drive, south of 14th Street, at the intersection of Ethel Street, where an office building was recently demolished. Expect exciting double drive-thru access from both directions! The 4,500-square-foot space should be dishing cole slaw and Chick-n-Strips by early December.
Meanwhile, back at Ironworks, home furnishings emporium Dixon Rye is expected to open early next month, followed by Tom+Chee, O-Ku and Villa Savannah in early October. Wildly popular Barcelona expects to open its second Atlanta outpost at Ironworks late this year.