ATLANTA —A new high-end food and beverage market concept, UPop, short for Urban Provisions Offering Petroleum, is destined for a Georgia Arco gas station.
UPop, being launched by Atlanta-based Savi Provisions, will be in space formerly occupied by the Golden Buddha, and it will offer chef-driven prepared foods, beer, wine and liquor, owner Paul Nair said. It also will include a bistro offering small plates. (For more about Nair, click here to read a Winsight Grocery Business report on Savi Provisions.)
“This will be a higher-end experience,” Nair said. “We are intentionally not using traditional convenience-store items or big-name brands. The goal is to offer a highly curated selection.”
Savi Provisions, Nair’s first brand, is a neighborhood destination for locally sourced organic foods, wines and spirits that has quickly expanded in the Southeast over the past several years. There are 10 locations with nine more coming soon throughout the greater Atlanta area and downtown Nashville.
With the announcement of UPop, Nair is poised to further expand his high-end convenience footprint in the South and beyond.
This first UPop location will serve as the prototype for future locations, as Nair plans to expand to Cary, Durham and Raleigh, N.C.