With major expansion plans in the works, the team behind Urban Cannibals has officially shuttered its East Atlanta Village location. The bodega/deli/bakery closed in May and originally planned to reopen at some point, but co-owners Calavino Donati and Doria Roberts announced in a release Wednesday that the space will be turned over to neighboring We Suki Suki.
"[We Suki Suki owner Q Trinh] approached us about expanding when she heard we were closed indefinitely to concentrate on our new spaces," Donati said in a prepared statement. "After getting over the emotional aspect of the decision, we decided it was a good thing and were able to find a solution that was mutually beneficial for everyone," shared Chef Donati. "We're growing and we were in a position to facilitate the same opportunity to a longtime neighbor that also needed to grow. The timing couldn't have been more perfect."
The Urban Cannibals folks are opening a new location and a new concept, Madre + Mason, in Midtown. They're working on Tipple + Rose Tea Parlor + Apothecary in Virginia-Highland, as well. All three projects are on track to open later this summer.