Mexican restaurant Tijuana Garage closed after 15 years in Little Five Points (L5P) on Friday, December 21, according to its Facebook page. Employees were supposedly told the restaurant was closing during a staff meeting. However, there’s speculation employees may have actually learned the fate of the restaurant and their jobs during the holiday staff party.
On the same Facebook post, Tijuana Garage responded to commenters angry over the alleged holiday party firings saying, “The announcement was made at a Staff Meeting and most of the staff were transferred to Front Page News and other neighborhood restaurants.”
Tijuana Garage is owned by Josh Sagarin, who also owns the New Orleans-inspired restaurant Front Page News next door on Moreland Avenue.
No word as to the name or type of restaurant replacing Tijuana Garage in the coming months or if the L5P Front Page News faces a similar fate to that of its sibling in the future. Sagarin closed the midtown Front Page News on Crescent Avenue in 2017. It’s now home to Publico Kitchen and Tap.
351 Moreland Avenue NE, Atlanta. tijuanagarage.com.