When Kevin Gillespie first announced that he'd be leaving Woodfire Grill at the end of 2012 to open a new restaurant, Gunshow, fans of the chef across the city were excited to see what he would do. Construction has started on the restaurant, which promises to have an "open format" space and menu unlike any other Atlanta has seen, and it's set to open this spring in Glenwood Park. Since the tragic elementary school shooting last month in Newtown, Connecticut, however, Gunshow has only been referred to as the "new restaurant" by both Gillespie and his PR team, and rumors are afloat that they're considering a name change.
Gillespie's reasons for choosing "Gunshow" stem from his childhood, when he used to go to gun shows at the flea market with his father. The name, he says, represents his version of the South, which is "rougher around the edges than what you read about in magazines." In the light of the tragedy, should he change the name? Leave your thoughts in the comments or send a message through the tipline.
Update: The name is staying.
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