Corso Coffee is closing in Buckhead, and Revelator Coffee Company will take over the space. Birmingham-based Revelator, which purchased locally favorite Octane Coffee in April, will open a new venture called The Mourning Dove at 3065 Peachtree Road NE, #210.
Revelator president Josh Owen tells Eater Atlanta the deal has been finalized, and his company will take over Corso soon. A spokesperson for The Shops Buckhead Atlanta, the development that houses the cafe, confirms it will shutter at the end of service today.
The new venture will be beverage-focused, but Andrea Kirshtein, whose local industry experience includes time as pastry chef at Hugh Acheson’s Empire State South, is on board as a managing partner. Details are still being worked out, and there’s no word on how Kirshtein’s menu will shape up.
“The space has got a real kitchen, and we’re going to take advantage of it,” Owen says. “I hesitate to use the word ‘restaurant,’ but there’s definitely going to be a really strong food program.”
Owen says The Mourning Dove will have a “very similar coffee program” to Revelator’s name-brand cafes. Alcohol will be available, as well.
Corso Coffee, owned by New York City-based LDV Hospitality, opened at The Shops Buckhead in December 2014. Three businesses under the LDV umbrella — American Cut, The Regent Cocktail Club, and Dolce Italian — continue to serve at the development. The company still operates Corso locations in NYC and Montauk, N.Y.
Revelator will redesign the space with the help from local firm ai3. Owen hopes to open The Mourning Dove in October.