Bacchanalia and Star Provisions, Anne Quatrano and Clifford Harrison's lauded Westside restaurants, are moving out of Westside Provisions District and into their own space, the wife-and-husband team announced Thursday. While those eateries will live on in a newly constructed building, Little Bacch, which opened last July and was a nominee for Eater Atlanta's Restaurant of the Year, will close.
"We are committed to the Westside and the timing is right for us to have our own stand-alone building for these two concepts," Quatrano said in a prepared statement. "We are excited about the new space, and most importantly what we will be able to offer our guests by way of dine-in seating in Star Provisions, catering, ease of access, and private event space options."
Chef Joe Schafer will continue to run the kitchen at Bacchanalia. With Little Bacch closing, Quatrano expects some of its influence "to make the transition to the new location and into the menu at the new Bacchanalia location."
Star Provisions's to-go operation will continue to operate out of its current Westside Provisions District space. The new building, about a mile and a half from the restaurants' current home, will rise at the Ellsworth Office Lofts on Ellsworth Industrial Boulevard. The move should be completed in early 2017. Design of the project is being handled by local firm Perkins + Will.
As for what will replace the restaurants at Westside Provisions District, there's no official word yet. But Michael Phillips, owner of the development, tells Atlanta Magazine, "There are two more tenant spaces there we're soon to announce. The plan will reveal itself as soon as we have a clear timeline for Anne's move."
Star Provisions and Bacchanalia have been in their current location since 1999, with the latter, which opened in 1993, previously occupying a space in Buckhead. Quatrano and Harrison also operate Dub's Fish Camp in Ponce City Market. The duo closed another Westside Provisions District restaurant, Abattoir, in March 2015. That space was taken over by Ford Fry's Marcel.