[The retail district after its first year. Images via Jonathan Phillips, Curbed Atlanta.]
Some might say that OliverMcMillan's high-end retail district Buckhead Atlanta struggled to gain traction in its first year. But after a name rebranding to the no-less-confusing "Shops Buckhead Atlanta," fortunes may be slowly changing. In a press release yesterday, the development's leaders announced the closure of American Food & Beverage effective immediately. They expressed disappointment about the closure, but as the saying kind of goes, as one luxe retail space dies, another is born.
In a press release a few hours after the closure announcement, the Shops Buckhead Atlanta announced a slew of new openings to come in 2016. New clothiers will include Tom Ford, Lindbergh, JOIE, Kit & Ace, COS and Dior, who will also peddle perfumes.
There will also be a "wonderland" for high-end designers at Ferguson Bath, Kitchen, & Lighting Gallery as well as a spa, a cosmetics store, a "luxury" barber and a FlyWheel spin gym. Finally, for those lamenting the closure of American Food & Beverage, American Cut, a steakhouse which will "capture the nostalgic glamour of yesteryear" — whatever that means — will soon provide a new (old) dining experience.