Monday, August 26, 2013

Guthrie's has closed in Dunwoody (Georgetown) with Starbucks being a possible replacement?

It breaks my heart to see Guthrie's go, not because of the great chicken but because of the dedication this establishment has shown the Dunwoody community.   It was partially owned and operated by a friend of mine who has lived in the community her whole life and she gladly gave back by sponsoring many sports teams and schools with Peachtree Middle being her favorite.

Inside sources say that Starbucks has the first right of refusal on the space.  While they already have an inline location within the center, the freestanding location would provide them the opportunity to offer drive-thru service.  Earlier this year, Starbucks announced that 60 percent of the 1,500 new stateside locations planned to open through the next five years will have drive-thru windows.  This "new" location would obviously be in line with that goal and allow for the coffee house to capitalize on a previously untapped opportunity in the center.

Check out  Tomorrow's News Today - Atlanta who broke the story for more details and insightful comments.

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