Huey Luey's, a specialty Mexicana restaurant, is expanding into Sandy Springs by converting a building that once housed Staples.

The company has a history of taking over big-box retail spaces and creating an open design with a modern, industrial feel and vibrant colors.

“After having visited countless full-service restaurants with my family, I realized the traditional real estate model was tired,” said Richard Stoll, founder, Huey Luey’s. “The Huey Luey’s design puts our guests on a mental vacation. From our roof-top views to lengthy bar rails, guests almost feel transported from their everyday lives.”

Huey Luey’s opened its first location in Hiram in 2011 and its second location in Acworth a few years later.

It features handcrafted Mexicana dishes inspired by authentic recipes from regions throughout Mexico and around the U.S.

"Our bold flavors and extensive cocktail offerings make it the perfect destination that balances a family dining environment with an adult margarita bar experience in Sandy Springs,” explained Stoll.

Menu favorites include tacos, burritos, fajitas and nachos, as well as the restaurant’s dishes that nod to American tastes, including Southern BBQ Brisket tacos or Grilled Hot Wings that are “sauced” tableside with Huey Luey’s own Smooth Mexican Hot Sauce.

The restaurant uses only fresh ingredients and prides itself on sourcing no ingredients from cans or frozen packaging.

“We are unique in that we feature specialty dishes created by experienced cooks who incorporate flavors from their hometowns in various parts of Mexico,” added Jason Salisbury, General Manager of Huey Luey’s Sandy Springs. “We encourage our cooks to experiment with new flavors and dishes that reflect everything from old world tastes to the latest Americana cuisine. Our customers appreciate that we are foodies at heart, but thoughtful in our pricing and specials.”

Huey Luey’s tequila cabinet is stocked with more than 200 tequilas and mezcals, making it one of the most extensive and diverse collections in the metro Atlanta area.

Huey Luey’s has a strong commitment to giving back.

For every Huey’s Gigantic “Burrote” sold, a percentage of sales goes to the Murphy-Harpst Children's Center, a nonprofit that meets the needs of abused and neglected youth through residential treatment, placement in specialized foster care and community programs that serve at-risk children and their families.

Stoll serves on the Board of Directors of the Murphy-Harpst Children's Center.

Huey Luey’s (678-905-7241) is located at 6650 Roswell Road in Sandy Springs. Operating hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 12 a.m on Friday and Saturday. on Sundays.