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Max's Wine Dive Is Closing Its Doors

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The restaurant lasted 15 months.

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Max's Wine Dive, which opened only last year in Midtown, is shuttering. The restaurant confirmed the news Monday via Facebook.

"After careful consideration we have made the difficult decision to close MAX's Wine Dive in Atlanta. Thank you for being loyal fans and supporting the restaurant over the past 15 months.

"Starting today you will be able to stop in 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. to purchase your favorite wines remaining in our inventory at our lowest retail pricing ever offered. Come when you can, at these prices, our wines are sure to go fast."

There's no official word on why the restaurant, which was known for serving fried chicken and champagne, is closing its doors. It got off to a rocky start, moving on from opening chef Jason Hall after two months of business. Max's Wine Dive continues to operate six locations in Texas and an additional outpost in Denver.

Update: September 28, 3:40 p.m. In a statement provided to Eater Atlanta, Max's Wine Dive founder and CEO Jerry Lasco said Atlanta employees will have the chance to stay on within the company: "We have offered many of the staff members there opportunities to relocate to one of our other seven MAX's Wine Dive locations."

Max's Wine Dive

77 12th St NE, Atlanta, GA