Buckhead Atlanta retailer in doubt, restaurant delayed

The Buckhead Atlanta development in the city's poshest neighborhood includes luxury retailers, residences, office space and restaurants. J. Scott Trubey/STAFF

The Buckhead Atlanta development in the city’s poshest neighborhood includes luxury retailers, residences, office space and restaurants. J. Scott Trubey/STAFF

The Buckhead Atlanta development opened more than a year ago to fanfare, but the ritzy project in the city’s poshest neighborhood has encountered a hiccup.

Contractors have filed liens or claims for unpaid work on the project totaling $3.2 million. Two contractors said this week they’ve stopped work on one of the ballyhooed restaurants planned there, a three-level steakhouse called American Cut.

Separately, shapewear company Spanx, which made waves when it moved its headquarters and announced a flagship store on the site, is long delayed in building the store and two people with knowledge of the situation said the store might not happen.

Developer OliverMcMillan said it is working to resolve the lien issue and the owner of American Cut said this week that while the restaurant is going to be delayed until sometime next year, the company is committed to Atlanta and the vision of the ambitious project.

Read about the hitch in development at on our subscriber website, www.MyAJC.com, or in the Thursday print edition of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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WoofyOne
WoofyOne

This project was beyond feasibility under Ben Carter and may still be beyond reality for O&M to pull off. It is not welcoming and if Peachtree gets a lane haircut other destinations will have more appeal.