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Henri's Bakery will remain in operation during the holiday season

Construction in Atlanta usually waits for no one. And buildings, no matter how important to the community or architecturally interesting, fall all the time in the name of the latest luxury high-rise — especially in Buckhead.

But according to BuckheadView, one developer doesn't dare touch a Buckhead Village institution until plans are all sorted for its relocation. Henri's Bakery, which has been a fixture in the West Village neighborhood for years, isn't the average displaced resident. Developer Alliance Residential has announced its intentions to hold off on their proposed 12-story residential building to ensure the bakery is not displaced during the holiday season.

Once final arrangements can be sorted out for the bakery's temporary relocation during construction on the site, work can commence on the project. The new building will bring approximately 275 residential units and street front retail (including Henri's reincarnated) to the rapidly changing neighborhood.

Since plans for the building were last presented, architects at the Preston Partnership addressed concerns regarding access to the site and material selection on the tower. Despite the changes, however, not all government officials are convinced about the design and how it will change the character of the area.

Henri's or not, however, progress won't be stopped.