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New Ownership Hopes to Reopen The Family Dog This Year

The sale of Ron Eyester's restaurant has been completed.

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The Family Dog, which was one of three restaurants shuttered by angry chef Ron Eyester earlier this year, has a new owner and will rise from the dead. South Capital Partners announced its acquisition of the Morningside eatery in a press release Thursday evening.

"SCP's plans include keeping the current name, 'The Family Dog,' as the neighborhood bar has been a Morningside staple for years," reads the announcement. "SCP is excited to come to the neighborhood and are working hard to have TFD open on or before December 31 of this year."

A spokesperson for South Capital Partners couldn't share a specific opening date with Eater Atlanta, and any potential changes to the restaurant under new ownership have not been announced. One of the partners at SCP, Benjie Shirah, also has a minority stake in The Ivy in Buckhead. SCP is a group devoted to creating "exhilarating, conceptually unique bar and restaurant concepts that join people together through unparalleled and emotionally inspiring guest experiences," according to its official website.

After shuttering Timone's Pizza & Deli in July, Eyester closed The Family Dog and Rosebud in October in order to focus on Diner, his Atlantic Station venture. Rosebud was sold to Tom Murphy, the restauranteur behind Murphy's and Paces & Vine, who will open a new concept in its space.

The Family Dog

1402 N Highland Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30306 (678) 705-5324 Visit Website