The forthcoming Krog Street Market venture from the Kimball House team will be a “casual seafood restaurant.” Co-owner Bryan Rackley tells Atlanta Magazine the goal is to have it up and running by spring or summer 2018.
“It’s us, so you know drinks are going to factor into the equation,” Rackley says. “Our food menu will focus on sustainable Southern seafood with an emphasis on Gulf seafood. Part of the inspiration is the relationships we’ve been building with oyster farmers in the region, so we will represent many Southern oyster farms as well. We’re currently working on the building design with our great buds Vivian and John Bencich at [Atlanta architectural firm] Square Feet Studio.”
Rackley and his partners, Matt Christison, Jesse Smith, and lauded local bartender Miles Macquarrie, recently signed a lease for the space that previously housed The Luminary. It may be a good fit considering a raw bar is already part of the design. The restaurant will set up shop next door to Ticonderoga Club and across from Varuni Napoli.
Top Chef alum Eli Kirshtein opened The Luminary in August 2014. It was the first business to come online at Krog Street Market, beginning service roughly three months before the Inman Park food hall officially debuted in November 2014. Kirshtein closed the restaurant in March, citing an oversaturated dining market.
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