Paradies Lagardère has been awarded a new 10-year concessions contract for three new restaurants and a new hybrid retail brand at Concourse T-North at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
The new contract was approved by the Atlanta City Council on May 3, and features Starbucks, a Tropical Smoothie Cafe, a new version of the award-winning Vino Volo, and a partnership with James Beard Award nominated Chef Duane Nutter.
The $330 million Concourse T North expansion underway will add five gates and 6,000 feet of concessions space. The first three gates are expected to be complete by October, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The remaining two gates, along with the new concessions, should open by December.
Starbucks will be an anchor for this new plan and will feature its Order & Pay Ahead option through the Starbucks app.
Vino Volo will introduce its new contemporized design in ATL, featuring an expanded beverage program offering craft beer and cocktails with local influences, a reinvented menu, and its immersive wine experience.
Smoothie Cafe: Atlanta-based Tropical Smoothie Cafe will showcase salads, wraps, sandwiches, flatbreads, and smoothies in a colorful location.
Southern National Market: James Beard Award nominees Chef Duane Nutter and Reggie Washington are bringing creative hybrid concept Southern National Market to the airport, combining gourmet pizza, and a menu crafted from fresh seasonal ingredients, with a curated selection of regional gourmet and gift items as well as other retail essentials. Nutter and Washington are the original culinary team behind the award-winning One Flew South restaurant at the airport.
“We greatly appreciate this opportunity and are thrilled to bring this incredible collection of brands to the Concourse T-North project at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport,” said Gregg Paradies, President and CEO of Paradies Lagardère. “With a great history and partnership with ATL, we are very confident that these iconic brands and Chef Nutter’s creativity will thrill travelers and elevate the overall guest experience in this portion of the airport.”