After 16 years at their current Westside Provisions District home, Star Provisions and Bacchanalia are moving to a new location in the neighborhood. In May, wife-and-husband team Anne Quatrano and Clifford Harrison announced they would build their own freestanding building on Ellsworth Industrial Boulevard, and they expect the move to take place early next year.
Quatrano and Harrison took the first tangible step toward that move on Friday morning, officially breaking ground at the construction site. "It's a built-for-us location, which I think is only a dream with a restaurant," Quatrano said at the groundbreaking, per the Atlanta Business Chronicle. "I've never had that opportunity. I always take a strangely configured space and make it work. This we got to design from the ground up."
Global architecture firm Perkins+Will, which operates an Atlanta office, is in charge of the design. Plans indicate a large building that will house Star Provisions on one side and Bacchanalia on the other, and the two businesses will be separated by a central kitchen.
While the move will create a dream scenario for the restaurateurs, it will result in the shutter of Little Bacch, their small Westside Provisions District eatery that opened last July and was a nominee for Eater Atlanta's Restaurant of the Year. However, Quatrano expects executive chef Joe Schafer to bring some of the restaurant's influence "into the menu at the new Bacchanalia location."
Get an idea of what to expect from the relocated Star Provisions and Bacchanalia via the renderings below.