Publix opposes controversial Buckhead business

by: Erica Byfield Updated:

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ATLANTA - The Publix supermarket chain is the latest group to oppose a new business in the Chastain Square shopping plaza.

Channel 2 Action News broke the news about the controversial business last week. The business owner told neighbors it is going to be a restaurant, but an online post suggested operating hours from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. and mentioned the owners desire to hire dancers, security and bartenders.

A Publix representative told Channel 2's Erica Byfield the supermarket chain has a clause in its lease agreement that the company cannot be in the same plaza as a nightclub.

The councilman who represents the Buckhead area said he has spoken to the landlord and the business owner.

"Right now, it's a restaurant, and I'm going to make sure and the community is going to make sure that is all we have," said Howard Shook.

The owner of the business, now called Scenario, has not responded to Byfield’s repeated requests for an interview. According to a Facebook page for Scenario, the business will open on Wednesday.

A representative for city of Atlanta said there is not a liquor license on file for that address.



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