With a new restaurant open in Peachtree Corners, chef and restaurateur Jay Swift has decided to shutter his Old Fourth Ward staple. 4th & Swift closed its doors for good over the weekend. Swift announced the move on Facebook Monday.
"After much consideration, 4th & Swift has closed as of Sunday, July 24," Swift wrote. "We are beyond grateful for our loyal guests and the Old Fourth Ward community for their support which made us a success for more than eight years. This was a difficult decision and we thank you for your patronage over the years."
Reached for comment, Swift said sales had slowed recently due to the changing neighborhood. "4th & Swift is not really in a walking neighborhood; it's all about walking neighborhoods now," he said in a phone conversation with Eater Atlanta. "I don't want to come off as negative, but our sales dropped dramatically. You can look at the calendar, and when Ponce City Market and Inman Quarter opened, our sales dived."
4th & Swift was located directly across the street from Ponce City Market, and it was roughly a mile from the Inman Quarter. Both developments offer several drinking and dining options within a compact radius.
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