The anticipation is over. Hobby Lobby in Loganville had a soft opening Friday and has an official opening on Monday, Jan. 8, 2018. And in other development news according to Loganville officials, Panera Bread is expected to open its doors on Jan. 26, 2018.
In other development updates, another new restaurant, Yummi Japan, has just received its permit to begin remodeling for a Loganville location at 4132 Atlanta Highway on the Gwinnett County side of the city. Tim Prater, director of Loganville Planning and Development, said he is not sure how long the remodel will take, but Yummi Japan is scheduled to go in at the shopping center across from Home Depot that has Johnny’s Pizza and Oriental Garden. Yummi Japan is described on its website as a “Japanese Express Restaurant featuring authentic Hibachi Grill Sushi Teriyaki Japanese cuisine.”
Janice Tribble, chairperson of the Loganville Planning Commission, gave an update at the January 2018 TRIAD meeting Friday on the current status of development in the City of Loganville, noting that at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 9, the new Homestore Realtors will have a ribbon cutting at 3890 Highway 81 South. Other ongoing developments include the Panda Express, scheduled to go in at 205 Athens Highway, across the road from Aldi. It is ready to permit for development and building, but no opening date is available at this time. Expansions at Aldi and the Kroger Fuel are currently at various stages of development as are Ready Urgent Care and Loganville Family Medicine. Ongoing residential developments include Laurel Mist Phase II, Unit 2, Logan Point South and Stonecreek.
Mayor Dan Curry gave his final update at the TRIAD meeting before turning the reins over next week to incoming Mayor Rey Martinez. He noted that 185 single family permits were issued in 2017, an indication of development on the way.
“There is a tremendous amount of houses being built and for those of you looking for a Longhorns or a Red Lobster, it is those rooftops that will bring it,” Curry said, noting however that those rooftops also bring the traffic. “Rey will be working on the traffic when he takes over.”
Martinez will be sworn in as the new mayor of Loganville during the January Loganville City Council meeting on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018.