Mason Tavern, the latest venture from locally based Concentics Restaurant Group, is planning to open soon in the former Scoreboards space at 1371 Clairmont Road. The restaurant recently announced a couple of leadership hires on Facebook: Jason Hall is in as executive chef, and Joe Sommers is on board as general manager.
Hall previously served as the opening executive chef at Max's Wine Dive in Midtown before parting ways in September. He was interim executive chef at The Brasserie & Neighborhood Cafe at Parish, another Concentrics restaurant, between Zeb Stevenson's departure and Stuart Tracy's hiring.
Sommers has been general manager of Concentrics restaurants since September 2014. Before that, he was GM at Zac Brown's Southern Ground in downtown Senoia.
As for the restaurant's design, Mason Tavern will be centered around a railroad trestle-faced and zinc-topped bar, according to a Craigslist post, and the interior will feature distressed chocolate leather-covered booths, blackened wood, steel, and hickory accents. An outdoor patio will be backed by industrial garage doors.
When it opens, Mason Tavern will offer service for lunch, dinner, late-night, and weekend brunch.