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Next Stop for Highland Bakery: Georgia State University

The local chain is planning a Downtown location

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Highland Bakery at Georgia Tech.
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Highland Bakery, the growing chain that started with an Old Fourth Ward outpost in 2003, has another new location in the works. Plans have been filed for a space at 25 Park Place, reports What Now Atlanta. That’s on Georgia State University’s Downtown campus, adjacent to Woodruff Park.

Mike Lassiter, who is in charge of Highland Bakery’s franchising, tells Tomorrow’s News Today the new location will be owned and operated by a local franchisee. It’s on track to open in September and will feature 3,500 square feet of interior space, plus a patio for al fresco dining. Look for sandwiches, breakfast-y entrees, and caffeinated beverages made with Batdorf + Bronson coffee.

The Georgia State location isn’t the first to be installed on a local college campus: Highland Bakery is in business at Emory and Georgia Tech as well. The chain also features off-campus outposts in Buckhead and Midtown. A Decatur location, which was first announced in April 2015, should open next month, according to TNT.

In addition to her Highland Bakery brand, founder Stacey Eames operates Press & Grind, which opened in January in Virginia-Highland. While it’s a similar coffee-and-pastry concept, Press & Grind focuses on healthier items such as gluten-free and paleo dishes, along with smoothies, juices, and elixirs.

Highland Bakery Plans Downtown Location [WNA]

Highland Bakery Destined for Downtown, Decatur Location Opens Next Month [TNT]

Highland Bakery Plans Decatur Location [EATL]

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