1) Decatur: A new option for sushi and yakitori is in the works for downtown Decatur. Brushstroke Sushi Izakaya is on track to open this summer, reports Foodie Buddha. The Japanese restaurant comes from former One Sushi + executive chef and Craft Izakaya sushi chef Jason Liang, whose vision is "more inline with the traditions of the Japanese sushi-ya than Atlanta is used to seeing."
Based on images posted to the restaurant's Instagram account, Brushstroke is in the early process of renovating its space at 316 Church Street. When it opens, look for yakitori made from GrassRoots Farm free range chicken and Edomae-style sushi sourced locally and from the Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo.
2) Buckhead: OK Cafe, which suffered heavy damage in a fire last December, has taken the first step toward renovating and re-opening. The restaurant filed a building permit application with the City of Atlanta Wednesday to make "interior restorations," according to What Now Atlanta. An estimated $1.3 million will be spent on the renovations, and OK Cafe hopes to be back in business this summer.
3) Old Fourth Ward: Chrome Yellow Trading Co., a Westside retail pop-up that, is expanding into a full store and coffeeshop, per What Now Atlanta. Plans have been filed to renovate the space at 501 Edgewood Avenue, and the owners hope to open this spring. The coffeeshop will be an independent element with its own operating hours.