One Eared Stag chef Robert Phalen is opening a new restaurant in East Lake. Now, more details on the development at Hosea L. Williams Drive and Second Avenue are emerging. A second location for a Grant Park burger joint is part of the project, and more dining options may be on the way in 2017.
Jay Martin of ReDevStudio, a partner in Hosea + 2nd, tells Eater Atlanta Brett Eanes of Mix’d Up Burgers has signed a lease at the development. Eanes, who operates a Mix’d Up food truck in addition to his small Grant Park brick-and-mortar, will open "a proper sit-down" version of the burger concept, according to Martin.
That rounds out the roster of four restaurants that made for the original Hosea + 2nd plans, following The Greater Good Barbecue, Poor Hendrix, and Phalen’s Mary Hoopa’s House of Fried Chicken & Oysters. But, Martin and ReDevStudio partner Nathan Bolster, along with Fellini’s Pizza, La Fonda Latina, and The Greater Good owners Mike Nelson and Clay Harper, are eyeing bigger plans.
Martin tells Eater Atlanta Hosea + 2nd will expand with a phase two of sorts, growing into a full-scale mixed-use development "in the second half of next year." East Lake locals can expect "at least one more restaurant," a coffeeshop, retail, office space, and residential units. Martin says the expansion will settle in on the northeast corner of the intersection.
"As the newest members of the East Lake community, we are committed to intown living," reads a mission statement on Hosea + 2nd’s website. "We believe in supporting local businesses. We care about good, thoughtful design. We also have more fun fixing up old buildings than tearing them down. If you’re like us, we think you’ll love what we have in store for Hosea + 2nd."
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