What Should Go Here?

Cakes & Ale moved out in August. What would you like to see moving in?

Cakes & Ale -- now one of Atlanta's top restaurants -- started out at the corner of West Ponce de Leon Avenue and Ponce de Leon Place.

But the restaurant soon outgrew the space and moved last August to a larger location on Sycamore Street, just off the Decatur Square.

Since then the old spot on the corner has been empty.

Patch readers, what kind of business would you like to see moving into this location?  You can tell us in the comments below.

About this column: Every week or so, we'll post a picture of a vacant store or lot in Decatur and Avondale Estates. You can tell us what you think should replace the empty space. Know of an empty building we should highlight? E-mail ralph.ellis@patch.com.


ClareNic February 28, 2012 at 01:52 PM
A full on bakery with breads, cakes, cupcakes, bagels, pastries, muffins, etc.
Nick February 28, 2012 at 02:11 PM
Whatever it is, please provide an area for open mics/live music performances!
Decaturette February 28, 2012 at 02:20 PM
Jennifer Katz February 28, 2012 at 02:20 PM
a new Weight Watchers location!
Josh February 28, 2012 at 03:15 PM
art supply store
David D February 28, 2012 at 04:13 PM
Whatever it is, please clear it with Good Growth DeKalb to avoid the threat of a lawsuit.
Nick February 28, 2012 at 04:27 PM
Excellent idea, Josh! They should rack up with the Art Institute being that close by!
Nick February 28, 2012 at 04:29 PM
Can I change mine? Bring back the Roly-Poly!
Laura Campbell Peyton February 28, 2012 at 04:43 PM
Although we have some sandwich shops, an authentic, New York style deli could be great if it did not compete too much with Sawicki's. Otherwise, an old fashioned, CakeBox style bakery ( Cakeboxx was on the square in the 50-60's)
Ms. February 28, 2012 at 05:10 PM
I haven't heard them say anything about the strip club on Ponce that's had the recent shootings, so perhaps that's an option they'd be ok with.
D Ebaugh February 29, 2012 at 01:50 PM
Love the art-store recommendation! Or maybe an upscale nail/beauty bar similar to Bliss?? (mani/pedi, facials, etc).
Nonie Ravenberg February 29, 2012 at 01:59 PM
Nonie Ravenberg February 29, 2012 at 02:04 PM
Since the space has a kitchen and a bar, the art store might as well serve snacks and drinks.
Renee DeGross Valdes February 29, 2012 at 03:03 PM
How about Le Pain Quotidien http://www.lepainquotidien.us/ ?? It's an organic bread bakery plus they serve up light organic breakfast, and soups and sides for lunch/dinner. It's yummy.
K.C.S. February 29, 2012 at 03:33 PM
This place looks great. And it reminded me of Alon's (VA Highlands & Dunwoody)... might be a similar, but locally owned option. Seems to be important to some folks around here. Love the bakery ideas though.


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