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East Atlanta Mexican Restaurant Closing Isn’t All Bad News

Tomatillos being replaced by Castleberry Hill’s Blu Cantina after roof collapse forced it to close last summer

Tomatillos in East Atlanta Village is closing
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Beth McKibben is the editor and staff reporter for Eater Atlanta and has been covering food and cocktails locally and regionally for over 12 years.

The Mexican restaurant Tomatillos on the edge of East Atlanta Village announced it will be closing on Sunday, March 11 after seven years in business. A reader alerted Eater Atlanta to the closure which was announced by owner (former state representative and mayoral candidate) Margaret Kaiser on the restaurant’s Facebook page Monday afternoon.

Kaiser indicated the owner of Blu Cantina in Castleberry Hill, Corrina Martinez, would be reopening her restaurant in the space on April 1. Blu Cantina closed indefinitely last summer after the roof collapsed following heavy rain. Six people were injured in the incident.

The statement also seemed to indicate that some of the staff from Tomatillos would transition to the reopened Blu Cantina.

“This was one of the hardest decisions I’ve made in a long time—harder than deciding to leave the legislature and, ultimately, pulling out of the Atlanta mayoral race,” Kaiser told Eater Atlanta regarding her decision to close Tomatillos. “It was hard for the sake of my staff, to be honest. They are all like family to me, and as long as they are good, I am at peace with this decision.”

Read the full Facebook statement here:

Eater Atlanta has reached out to Martinez for more details on the reopening of Blu Cantina.

Tomatillos, 1242 Glenwood Avenue SE, Atlanta.

Blu Cantina

257 Peters Street SW, Atlanta, GA 30313 (404) 963-2454 Visit Website