Hacienda Bar & Grill to open in Snellville and more restaurant news from the week

A rendering of Buildings 3 and 4 at the Grove at Snellville that will house Hacienda Bar & Grill and Parkside at the Grove. / Courtesy of the Grove at Snellville

Credit: Courtesy of the Grove at Snellville

Credit: Courtesy of the Grove at Snellville

A rendering of Buildings 3 and 4 at the Grove at Snellville that will house Hacienda Bar & Grill and Parkside at the Grove. / Courtesy of the Grove at Snellville

A Mexican restaurant with several metro Atlanta locations is the latest tenant announced for the Grove at Towne Center development in Snellville.

Hacienda Bar & Grill, which has existing restaurants in Lawrenceville, Suwanee and Buford is set to open in a 4,400-square-foot space this summer next to previously announced restaurant Parkside at The Grove.

“We were looking for a somewhat familiar concept for people,” said Brian Arrington, public information officer for the city of Snellville. “And we wanted some type of unique, chef-driven restaurant as opposed to a chain.”

Both eateries are adjacent to the recently opened common area “Grove” within the new town center and are the last two buildings to come for the nine-building project.

The Grove, which is being developed by real estate companies Casto and MidCity Real Estate Partners, is also set to be home to City Market, which will open in the coming months and will likely be home to a handful of food and beverage concepts. Also part of the Grove are Elizabeth H. Williams Branch of the Gwinnett County Public Library and Northside Medical Snellville.

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Indoor golf and entertainment concept Five Iron Golf, will open its 23rd location this month in Atlanta’s Midtown neighborhood, at 675 W. Peachtree St. NW next to the Fox Theatre. The Atlanta location will feature 13 golf simulators as well as a full food and beverage menu in the 16,000-square-foot space.

The menu will feature a selection of pizzas, handhelds, and sliders, with highlights including 5i loaded pub chips (queso, BBQ pulled pork, white cheddar, pico, guacamole, pub chips), hot honey pepperoni pizza and butchers blend smashburger sliders (brisket, sirloin, chuck blend, shredded lettuce, sharp cheddar, pub sauce, potato roll). A full bar will offer golf-themed cocktails including the Transfusion (vodka, grape juice, ginger ale, lime juice, lime) and the John Daly (vodka, lemonade, iced tea, simple syrup, lemon).

Five Iron Golf originated in New York City in 2017 and has expanded to Baltimore, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Detroit, Indianapolis, Las Vegas, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Washington, D.C., and Seattle.

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Takeout spot Hondo’s Fish and Chips will open at 455 North Ave. NE in Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward neighborhood, What Now Atlanta reports. It will join another Hondos location in Lawrenceville.

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Former NASCAR driver Michael Waltrip plans to open Michael Waltrip Taproom this year at the Mall of Georgia in Buford, Tomorrow’s News Today reports. The restaurant will take over the space most recently occupied by Aliño Pizzeria, which closed in 2022.

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Sandy Springs African restaurant Nations Cafe is expanding with a new location in the Oaktree Plaza Shopping Center in Norcross, What Now Atlanta reports.

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