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The Atlanta Restaurant Shutters That Broke Our Hearts in 2016


Exterior signage at the former H. Harper Station space. H. Harper Station/Facebook

Eater continues to run out the clock on 2016 with a look back at the year’s saddest shutters. We’ve already touched on the best newcomers, top standbys, and biggest dining surprises, and now a few of Atlanta’s restaurant gurus pour one out for the ones we lost in the last 12 months.

Angela Hansberger, Creative Loafing contributor

H. Harper Station. We took it for granted. It was such a charming building and Jerry Slater is such a talented bartender. I think of it often and it makes me determined to eat at old favorites more and not just newcomers.

Brad Kaplan, Thirsty South founder and Creative Loafing contributor

Lusca leaving us nearly brought tears to my eyes, but thankfully 8 Arm has recaptured some of the magic.

Beth McKibben, Eater Atlanta contributor

The beloved H. Harper Station. Great memories, meals, and cocktails for me there. I miss my 1890 Manhattan and that burger! 4th & Swift's closure was also a blow.

Chris Fuhrmeister, Eater Atlanta editor

It’s not technically a closure, but O4W Pizza’s move to Duluth really hurt. The beloved Grandma Pie was right around the corner from me, and it was a once-a-week staple. I was sad to see Last Word go. It wasn’t perfect, but I had some good meals there. Losing 4th & Swift to an oversaturated market was a bummer.

All Year in Eater Coverage [EATL]