Monday, May 13, 2013
Building plans for a new restaurant have been submitted to Peachtree Corners City Hall.
If all plans go as expected Peachtree Corners diners will be enjoying a new Dreamland BBQ by mid fall. The popular Peachtree Corners restaurant, located on the corner of Peachtree Parkway and Peachtree Corners Circle, had been destroyed by fire on January 15. Today all that remains after that early evening blaze is the restaurant's red brick barbecue pit and twin smoke stacks. A company spokesperson for the Birmingham, Alabama-based chain, Ashley Davis, vowed shortly after the fire that a new Dreamland BBQ restaurant would be open by Memorial Day. Finally four months after the blaze, building plans have been filed with the city. Diana Wheeler, Community Development Director, confirmed that the city had received building plans last week for…
Thursday, March 7, 2013
A reopen date may be announced by the end of the month.
The demolition continues on the old burned out Dreamland BBQ building in Peachtree Corners. A company spokeperson confirmed that it will rebuild the restaurant and plans to have a grand reopening celebration for the community. "Our goal is to announce by the end of March or the first of April a timeline for reopening," said Ashley Davis, Dreamland's marketing director. The city had issued a demoliton permit earlier to remove the burned out portion of the building. Diana Wheeler, Community Development Director for the city said she expects a set of building plans to be delivered in about three weeks. "We will review the plans internally," she said. "The city's building official, Chris Keown will study the plans to ensure they meets the …
Monday, February 25, 2013
The company-owned store will be rebuilt with a reopening date planned for the end of May.
Our thanks to Sheri Snyder, owner of Objet d'Art Gallery and Studios who captured the action as bulldozers razed the burned out Dreamland Bar-B-Que restaurant on Friday, Feb. 22. The popular eatery, located on Peachtree Parkway across from The Forum, caught fire shortly after 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013. Fortunately there were no injuries but the fire destroyed the building. In an email Snyder told Patch that the manager from Dreamland had stopped by her art gallery and she asked him what was happening to the rebuilding of the restaurant. "He said 'they would be taking it down to the slab, but would keep the pit as it was salvageable,'" she said. The manager told Snyder that the company's goal was to have the new restaurant open by …
Saturday, January 26, 2013
The popular Peachtree Corners barbeque restaurant's owners says they'll be back in operation in a few months.
The fire that heavily damaged Dreamland BBQ in Peachtree Corners on Wednesday, Jan. 16, was accidental according to Gwinnett County fire investigators. "The fire was determined to be caused by a neon sign transformer located in the attic space," said Lt. Colin Rhoden, spokesman for the Gwinnett County Fire Department. Rhoden said the sign was not being used by Dreamland but had been left there by the previous tenants. "It caused an electrical arcing condition in the attic which resulted in the ignition," explained Rhoden. Because the cause of the fire was deemed accidental, there will be no further investigation he said. "The building is a total loss," said Rhoden. The burning roof collapsed into the restaurant "causing substantial damage …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Peachtree Corners resident Frank Bobo caught the dramatic scene of the popular restaurant as it went up in flames Wednesday night.
Thanks to some quick-thinking Peachtree Corners Patch readers, we have some dramatic photos and videos to share of the fire that heavily damaged Dreamland BBQ Wednesday night. This latest was submitted by Frank Bobo whose dramatic video shows the flames shooting from the roof of the restaurant. Click here for the complete story with more videos and photos provided by Patch readers Sheri Snyder (Objet d'Art), Rod Lewis and Poncho Wilson.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
The popular Peachtree Corners eatery was heavily damaged by fire around 5:30 p.m. A quick-thinking restaurant manager evacuated customers and employees when he saw smoke in the back of the building.
Dreamland BBQ, the popular restaurant located on the corner of Peachtree Parkway and Peachtree Corners Circle caught fire Wednesday (Jan. 15, 2013) evening around 5:30 p.m. The fire appears to have caused extensive damage. Gwinnett firefighters were called around 5:20 p.m. and had the fire under control shortly after 6 p.m. said Lt. Colin Rhoden, spokesman for the county fire department. "There were several patrons in the restaurant at the time and the manager was able to get them and the employees out of the restaurant," said Rhoden. Rhoden said the restaurant manager saw smoke in the back of the restaurant, immediately called 911 and got everyone out of the building. "The manager told the 911 dispatch center that there was smoke in the …