FILE – In this Friday, June 16, 2017, file photo, groceries from Whole Foods Market sit in a cart before being loaded into a car, outside a store in Jackson, Miss. Some small and mid-sized food companies are wondering how Amazon’s planned purchase of Whole Foods might affect them. The unknowns include whether Amazon might change the grocery chain’s food offerings, which now include thousands of products from small and mid-sized businesses. A key question for many companies is whether Whole Foods would place less of an emphasis on buying locally produced and innovative foods in the future. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
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S.J. Collins Enterprises, a commercial real estate development firm, has fully leased Peachtree Station, a new mixed-use retail center in Chamblee.
Banfield Pet Hospital, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Club Pilates, Mattress Firm, Pacific Dental Services, Taqueria Del Sol, T-Mobile and Zoe’s Kitchen are open now.
The stores slated to follow soon are American Family Care, Bare Wax Lounge, Carriage Cleaners, CRS Outdoor, Deka Lash, First Look MRI, First Watch, Great Clips, Hand and Stone Massage and Facial Spa, Hollywood Feed, Luxury Nails, Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt, Pearle Vision, Starbucks, The Cook’s Warehouse, Think Chiropractic, Tokyo Belly, Verizon Wireless and Wells Fargo ATM.
Scheduled to open Aug. 18, a 45,000-square-foot Whole Foods Market will anchor the retail hub and its other mixed-use occupants at Peachtree Station.
“We are pleased to introduce this sustainable development to the Chamblee community,” said Jeff Garrison, a partner at S.J. Collins Enterprises. “This was a partnership with many players, and we were committed to making this a project the town could be proud of. Ranging from high-quality stores, service businesses and restaurants, Peachtree Station is a valuable asset and an economic driver to this area.”
Located at 5001 Peachtree Blvd. at the intersection of Peachtree Boulevard and Peachtree Road, S.J. Collins Enterprises earned a Green Globes rating by the Green Building Initiative for the Whole Foods Market at Peachtree Crossing. The design took measures to reduce the ecological impacts, including the use of efficient irrigation strategies. Local species of trees, shrubs and other drought-tolerant plants were introduced to conserve water consumption, and green walls were installed to keep the exterior walls at an optimum temperature.
The team at S.J. Collins facilitated a design competition at local schools to give budding entrepreneurs a chance to engage the community and design a pocket park for residents to enjoy, stated a news release.
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