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Hodgepodge Coffeehouse; Boxcar Grocer; And More

The storefront of Hodgepodge Coffeehouse and Gallery.
The storefront of Hodgepodge Coffeehouse and Gallery.
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1) East Atlanta: Joining Octane Grant Park on the east side coffee scene, Hodgepodge Coffeehouse and Gallery is set to open January 1st, confirms Creative Loafing. The space on Moreland Ave. near Little Azio's and Morelli's will be the retail outlet for Cupcake Crusade and serve Batdorf & Bronson coffee to "artists, cupcake and coffee lovers." [PLYWOOD]

2) Castleberry Hill: Aiming to reinvent the corner store, The Boxcar Grocer is now open in Castleberry Hill. Look for organic produce, fresh bakery treats, and a dairy selection including High Road Craft Ice Cream and other local faves. [POST-PLYWOOD]

3) Downtown: Restaurant, lounge, cafe and office space, Scene Cafe is close to securing approval for its building permit, reports What Now, Atlanta. The spot across the street from the Civic Center was originally scheduled to open over a year ago. Owner Samuel Michael Tekle now hopes to complete the $25,000 conversion ASAP. [PLYWOOD]

4) Cheshire Bridge: Hibachi-style Japanese restaurant Ichiban Steak & Sushi plans to open its third store, the first inside the perimeter, according to What Now, Atlanta. The restaurant has filed permit to begin a $45,000 conversion on Cheshire Bridge (about 100 feet from Nakato Japanese). [PRE-PLYWOOD]

5) Sandy Springs: Local restaurant chain Blue Moon Pizza has opened its fourth location. In addition to pizzas and "flatwiches," Blue Moon is known for its gluten-free dough option. [POST-PLYWOOD]

6) Inman Park: Neighborhood joint Inman Perk Coffee has began construction on a separate bar area, notes What Now, Atlanta. The shop started serving beer in August and, upon completion of the bar, will also serve liquor and wine. [PLYWOOD]