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Cousins signs new businesses for Emory Point
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October 11, 2012 05:13 PM | 3608 views | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Five more shops and eateries have signed on to the new Emory Point project in northeast Atlanta being developed by Cousins Properties Inc. (NYSE: CUZ) with Gables Residential. Burgerfi, Bonefish Grill, Paradise Biryani Pointe, LOFT and Francesca’s Collections are the latest additions to the portfolio of national and local brands at Emory Point, the $100 million-plus mixed-use development.

Burgerfi — the Florida-based casual restaurant known for its gourmet burgers — is new to the Atlanta market after growing to 22 locations throughout the Southeast, Northeast and West Coast. The concept resembles hamburger stands from the ‘50s and ‘60s, but with a twist — it only serves all-natural, grass-fed beef with no chemicals or additives. The restaurant menu includes gourmet toppings, desserts, craft beer and wine. Burgerfi incorporates best practices for operating a sustainable business with environmentally-friendly furniture and a strict recycling program for oil, cardboard, bottles and cans.

Bonefish Grill — founded in 2000 in St. Petersburg, Fla., currently has eight locations in Georgia. The restaurant specializes in market-fresh fish and other wood-grilled specialties and prides itself on creating an experience that draws on simplicity, quality and consistency in food, service, ambiance and value.

Paradise Biryani Pointe offers many variations of biryani — a popular, rice-based dish — and features Indian, Persian and Middle Eastern inspired dishes in a unique café atmosphere. This will be the chain’s second location in Georgia.

Two new women’s shops have also chosen Emory Point:

 LOFT is one of two brands by women’s clothier Ann Taylor Inc. The fashions connect with customers on every level with versatile, accessible and affordable fashion that are feminine and have small details that create a flattering fit.

 Francesca’s Collections is an eclectic women’s boutique that offers an affordable collection of apparel, gifts, and accessories all handpicked from around the world. Opened in 1999, Francesca’s Collection is one of the fastest growing women’s fashion retailers in the country with locations in more than 41 states.

Emory Point is now 82 percent committed. Its retailers, restaurants and professional services are expected to have staggered openings starting in November.

“As the fall openings near, we’re excited to add to the list of local and national brands at Emory Point,” said Mike Cohn, Cousins’ executive vice president. “We’re committed to bringing a diverse collection of brands to the project and believe the shops and restaurants will have a positive impact on the surrounding neighborhoods and communities.”

Other retailers, restaurants and professional services previously announced at Emory Point by Cousins include: fab’rik, Lizard Thicket, American Threads, The General Muir, La Tagliatella, Jazmin Spa, JoS. A. Bank Clothiers, Marlow’s Tavern, Tin Lizzy’s and CVS, among others.

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