While Tucker is known across Metro Atlanta as home to some of the region’s most established and respected businesses, this fall there is a crop of new businesses popping up all over the City. Some are names you know, while others are brand new enterprises.
One of the hot spots for commerce continues to be the Tucker Meridian Shopping Center. Situated at Lavista Road and Northlake Parkway, just off I-285, Meridian saw big name retailers like Dick’s Sporting Goods, Sprouts Farmers Market and Hobby Lobby move in over the spring and summer. Now there’s a new phase of openings which are bringing restaurant options. The popular Newk’s Eatery celebrated their grand opening in September, as did dessert specialist Nothing Bundt Cakes. By the end of the year, those will be joined by Coffee & Bagels, the joint venture of Caribou Coffee and Einstein Bros. Bagels.
Similarly, Main Street is getting some new dining options. Village Burger is setting up a downtown location in the Old Tucker Fountain shop. The restaurant is expected to open in early October. Into the spot previously occupied by M572 comes The Freakin Incan, a restaurant that will bring the taste of Peruvian cuisine to Tucker. Incan is expected to open in the fall.
Tucker’s downtown also got a new tenant in September with the opening of Custom Crafts by You. The studio, located on Railroad Avenue, offers a blend of locally sourced boutique items for sale, as well as do-it-yourself craft classes. Owner Kenna Smith helps wannabe artisans of all skill levels to make custom wooden signs and other décor for the home.
With this diverse array of businesses flooding into Tucker, it is clear that, from a commercial standpoint, the City is very much headed in the right direction.