Between construction issues, staying within budget, and navigating the world of permits, opening a restaurant has never been easy. The pandemic only exacerbates such issues and adds to the uncertainties and unforeseen costs associated with opening a small business. With vaccine distribution slowly expanding across Georgia, hope is finally on the horizon for the state’s restaurant industry, and despite months of delays, many owners are preparing to open their long-awaited restaurants around Atlanta. Here are 3 that we’re particularly excited about at our apartment community:
Address: 2233 College Avenue NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30317
Projected opening: April 2021
After nearly a year of selling hundreds of handmade Tex-Mex breakfast burritos from his Lake Claire neighborhood driveway, Chef Nick Melvin opens Poco Loco as a takeout restaurant inside the tiny cottage space on College Avenue, once home to Dish Dive. Poco Loco will sell Melvin’s fresh and frozen burritos, as well as batched salsas, fresh tortillas, prepared soups, cookies and cookie dough, coffee, and agua frescas. Seating will be available at picnic tables outside in front of the restaurant.
Address: 1025 Virginia Avenue, Gainesville, Georgia 30501
Projected opening: May 2021
Opening in the circa 1920s VA-HI building this spring, Kinship brings a butcher shop, marketplace, and cafe serving coffee and coffee drinks to Virginia-Highland. Owned by Myles Moody and Rachael Pack, Kinship will also feature a cheese counter, refrigerated cases selling daily meats and cheeses, a small wine shop, and a kitchen offering fresh stocks, broths, and breakfast and lunch sandwiches. Both Moody and Pack bring years-worth of restaurant experience to the new hotspot, and it cannot be missed!
Neighborhood: Glenwood Park
Address: 925 Garrett Street, Atlanta, Georgia 30316
Projected opening: May or June 2021
Pho Cue, which combines Vietnamese with central Texas barbecue, will open a Glenwood Park location in late spring. Owned by Julian Wissman and Brian Holloway, Pho Cue takes over the former Jerk Chicken Grill space on Garrett Street. Wissman, a pitmaster at Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q, uses many of his wife’s family recipes from Thailand and Vietnam to create innovative dishes for Pho Cue. The menu boasts barbecue-based banh mi and pho with protein choices, like pulled pork, brisket, or smoked mushrooms.
At Sandtown Vista Apartments in Atlanta, Georgia, it is clear that we have it all, but we feel obliged to inform you of essential information. We encourage you to stay up to date so that you don’t miss out!