Castellucci Hospitality Group plans to move its southern Italian restaurant Double Zero Napoletana from its location on Roswell Road in Sandy Springs to Emory Village. The restaurant will take over the former Ink & Elm space on North Decatur Road.

Under the Cork Tree has opened in The Prado in Sandy Springs.  According to Tomorrow’s News Today, Jason Sheetz and William Sigley of Hammocks Trading Company quietly opened the restaurant last month.  Under The Cork Tree is a “wine-centric Mediterranean inspired restaurant” that occupies the nearly 6,800-square-foot space formerly home to Joli Kobe.

Fifth Group Restaurants is planning two new Buckhead outposts of its popular restaurants. South City Kitchen (modern Southern cuisine) will open at Capital City Plaza soon, while Ecco (seasonal European cuisine) is expected to open at Phipps Plaza in mid-2017.

R. Thomas Deluxe Grill in Buckhead has reopened after a fire damaged the interior in October. The eclectic menu still features fresh-to-order juices and smoothies, free-range meats, and organic, vegetarian and vegan, macrobiotic, gluten-free and raw food items, as well breakfast anytime.

Metro Atlanta Kroger customers and associates contributed more than $406,000 in six weeks to Kroger’s 2015 Can Hunger campaign and an additional $91,000 to a second initiative for the benefit of the Atlanta Community Food Bank. From Nov. 15 – Dec. 24, Kroger customers supported the annual Can Hunger campaign by purchasing $1, $3 and $5 icons. Each icon purchased  helped to provide food to local families in need.

–Collin Kelley

Joe Earle

Joe Earle is Editor-at-Large. He has more than 30-years of experience with daily newspapers, including the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was Managing Editor of Reporter Newspapers.