Sugar Shane’s opens at Ponce City Market and more restaurant news from the week

Cookies from Sugar Shane's at Ponce City Market. / Courtesy of Sugar Shane's

Credit: Courtesy of Sugar Shane's

Credit: Courtesy of Sugar Shane's

Cookies from Sugar Shane's at Ponce City Market. / Courtesy of Sugar Shane's

The third location of gourmet cookie shop Sugar Shane’s is now open in Ponce City Market.

Located next to French Broad Chocolates on the first floor of the Central Food Hall, Sugar Shane’s sells a variety of cookies and cookie cakes with classics including chocolate chip and cookies and cream as well as less traditional flavors like carrot cake and banana pudding. The stall features handpainted abstract art on the walls and a giant neon cookie.

Founder Shane Quillin started Sugar Shane’s during the pandemic, and started selling his cookies online in 2020. He opened his first brick-and-mortar location in Midtown in 2021, with a second following in Sandy Springs in 2022.

Sugar Shane’s opening hours are 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays and 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sundays.

In addition to Sugar Shane’s and French Broad Chocolates, mixed-use development Ponce City Market is home to several other treats purveyors including Cake Culture, Collier Candy, Five Daughters Bakery, King of Pops, Honeysuckle Gelato and Saint Germain French Cafe and Bakery.

Other food and beverage concepts include Atrium, Bibi, Pizza Jeans, Bellina Alimentari, Umbrella Bar, Vietvana, Ton Ton and Bar Vegan.


Hero Doughnuts and Buns is set to open its second metro Atlanta location March 7 on the Trilith development in Fayetteville.

Located at 210 Trilith Parkway, Hero will serve its menu of brioche-style doughnuts and coffee along with full breakfast and lunch menus including chicken sandwiches, burgers, breakfast sandwiches and salads.

Hero will be open daily from 7 a.m.-5 p.m.

In addition to Hero, the Birmingham-based Pihakis Restaurant Group also owns Hot Dog Pete’s and Rodney Scott’s Whole Hog BBQ, which both have locations in Atlanta.

Hero will join several other food and beverage concepts at the 235-acre master-planned Town at Trilith development, including Woodstone Bakery & Cafe, Honeysuckle Gelato, Amici Italian Cafe, Sensu Sushi Restaurant and Bar, Thumbs Up Diner, Enzo Italian Steakhouse, Fairway Social, Nourish + Bloom Market, Barleygarden Kitchen & Craft Bar and Hop City Craft Beer & Wine.


Tampa, Florida-based Tex-Mex chain Capital Tacos will open its first Georgia brick-and-mortar locations in the coming weeks. The first, opening in April, will be located at 11160 Medlock Bridge Road in Johns Creek in April, with a second location at 5270 Peachtree Parkway in Peachtree Corners following soon after.

The brand, launched in 2013, opened a ghost kitchen in Atlanta in 2022, featuring its Atlanta-inspired lemon pepper wet taco.


Vinings restaurant Grits & Eggs Breakfast Kitchen is set to open a second location at the 565 Hank apartment building on Hank Aaron Drive in Summerhill, Atlanta Business Chronicle reports. The restaurant serves breakfast, brunch and lunch daily.


Baton Rouge-based fried chicken chain Raising Cane’s is slated to open its first Georgia location March 9 at 3485 Braselton Highway in Dacula, Tomorrow’s News Today reports.


Faith-based disability advocacy group Hope Heals is set to open Mend Coffee, a retail and coffee concept this fall in the former Marcellos space in the Tuxedo Festival shopping center at 3655 Roswell Road NE, What Now Atlanta reports. Jay and Katherine Wolfe started Hope Heals in 2008 after Katherine suffered a stroke.

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