Jeff Meyers and chef Travis Carroll, owners of Kirkwood’s Dish Dive, were set to open Dive Market and Emergency Kitchen last summer at 210 Flat Shoals Avenue in Reynoldstown but permitting issues have caused further delays, according to a report by What Now Atlanta.
Despite these unanticipated delays, Meyers said he and Carroll are moving forward with the market which plans to sell fresh produce, provisions, and prepared foods by Carroll. However, they are currently focused on navigating permitting and zoning with the City of Atlanta.
“We are trying to get a ‘retail only’ license for Dish Market so we can focus on a fresh market,” Meyers told Eater Atlanta. “We are very pleased to hold a lease in Reynoldstown and plan to hold onto the space until we get a signature from the city.”
A retail only license requires different permitting and zoning from the city than that of a restaurant and is a much more laborious process. Meyers is unconcerned at this point as their lease on the Flat Shoals property is for 10 years.
In the meantime, the partners will continue running their BYOB restaurant on College Avenue which now includes lunch. Dish Dive’s new lunch menu debuted last week.