It sounds like Shake Shack, the celebrated New York City-based burger chain that operates locations in Buckhead and Dunwoody, may have a third Atlanta location in the works. No official announcement has been made, but word on the street says the chain is planning an outpost in a forthcoming Old Fourth Ward mixed-use development that will sit along the BeltLine’s Eastside Trail, between Edgewood and Dekalb avenues.
The deal for an O4W Shack is “100 percent done,” a tipster in the know tells Eater Atlanta. Reached for comment, a representative for Shake Shack says the company doesn’t have “anything concrete” to share at this time.
The mixed-use project in question, which will have restaurants, retail, and affordable housing, is being developed by North American Properties, the same firm behind Atlantic Station, Colony Square in Midtown, and Avalon in Alpharetta. A spokesperson for NAP and Vantage Realty Partners, the company in charge of leasing at the development, declined to comment.
Shake Shack opened its first Atlanta outpost at the Shops Buckhead Atlanta development in September 2014. A second local Shack opened at Dunwoody’s Perimeter Mall in October 2016. After originally setting up shop at NYC’s Madison Square Park in 2004, do-gooding restaurateur Danny Meyer’s burger joint has expanded with 136 locations around the world.
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