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Sandy Springs unveils retail lineup for new downtown, City Springs

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Say hello to four new restaurants—and some “fitness boutiques”

Under-construction City Springs on a recent morning.
Some of the new businesses could debut as soon as early summer.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips, Curbed Atlanta

Sandy Springs just dropped the names of the restaurants—and a reminder about the “fitness boutiques”—that will soon inhabit its $229 million mixed-use development, City Springs.

Not a Chick-fil-A, Great Clips, or vape shop in sight.

Crews began moving dirt for this Perimeter-area 14-acre overhaul, led by developers Selig Enterprises and Carter, three years ago.

Now, the project is nearly complete.

The finished product will offer Sandy Springs residents a new city hall, performing arts center, park, retail shops, and residences, all just outside of Interstate 285.

On Wednesday, the city announced the incoming tenants.

Below is the eclectic list of newcomers, per a city press release:

Café VendomeCafé Vendôme is a relaxed, elegant spot for handmade traditional French pastries and breads, in addition to delicious sandwiches, quiches, and coffee. This will be Café Vendome’s second location in Sandy Springs.

Flower ChildFlower Child has developed an entire menu devoted to veggies, grains, fruits, and healthy proteins. Their bowls, wraps, grains, and greens are all made from scratch daily with fresh ingredients designed to revitalize your body, mind, and soul.

Nam KitchenNam Kitchen is bringing authentic Vietnamese food to the city in an inviting and modern atmosphere created by Alex Kinjo of MF Sushi. Led by executive chef Thuy Bich and leveraging recipes from her mother, Ahn Hoang of NAM Midtown fame, NAM Kitchen will offer a traditional Vietnamese menu including a full service bar featuring craft cocktails.

The SelectFrom the same team behind the popular Vinings restaurant Paces and Vine, The Select at City Springs will be known for a light interpretation of contemporary American comfort food with an outstanding wine list. Think comfort food with a slight French accent—light, bright and casually dressy.

Neighboring those diverse eateries will be “health and fitness boutiques,” destined to be equally high-brow. Brace for something called a “blow dry bar”:

TURN Studio: TURN Studio is a revolutionary, multi-sensory indoor cycling and strength studio.

SculptHouse: SculptHouse, winner of 7 Best of Atlanta Awards, combines the uber-trendy Lagree Megaformer with the Woodway Curve (an NFL-approved human-powered treadmill) for a core-sculpting, low-impact, but high intensity workout. SculptHouse Sandy Springs will offer both cardio and classic Megaformer sessions and will also feature a small private studio for one-on-one training, keyless lockers, and fully stocked bathrooms with grooming products, a private shower and blow dry bar.

Vida-Flo: Vida-Flo offers the most effective and medically safe way for individuals to rehydrate their bodies. Specially formulated treatments allow for highly enhanced athletic performance and treat the effects of various illnesses.

This announcement comes on the heels of one of these restaurants threatening to walk if it couldn’t secure a few guaranteed parking spots, according to Reporter Newspapers.

“According to city documents, an unnamed restaurant business is seeking to lease space along the new Blue Stone Road extension within City Springs,” the publication reported. “But the business would not sign a lease without getting three dedicated on-street parking spaces.”

Some of the retail slots are already being prepped for move-ins, and the first tenants could be getting down to business at the beginning of summer, officials said this week.