One Midtown Kitchen located at 559 Dutch Valley Road NE on the edge of Piedmont Park in Midtown is closing on March 4 after 16 years. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution first broke the news of the restaurant’s closure on Tuesday afternoon.
Concentrics Restaurants, who own One Midtown as well as Parish, Two Urban Licks, Allora, Tap, Room at Twelve, and Molly B’s at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium, released the following statement:
“In the spirit of being passionate pioneers in the restaurant and hospitality industry and always working to be at the forefront of trends, we are announcing that the ONE.midtown kitchen brand will be retiring on March 4, 2018 to allow us to focus on new and exciting concepts in Atlanta and across the country. We sincerely thank our patrons, the community and Atlanta for the support you’ve given ONE over the past 16 years. It’s been an incredible run. To bid ONE a proper farewell, we hope you will join us our final weeks for favorite menu items, throwbacks, fantastic cocktails and good cheer.”
A source close to the restaurant told Eater Atlanta, Concentrics has plans to place One Midtown’s staff (many of whom have been with the restaurant for a number of years) in positions within the group’s other restaurants.
One Midtown Kitchen was the first restaurant owners Bob and Rowina Amick opened under the Concentrics brand which now includes six restaurants in Atlanta as well as restaurants in Louisville, Charleston, Toledo, and Columbus, Ohio. The Amicks’ son Justin owns Buckhead’s The Painted Pin and Westside’s The Painted Duck with his business partner William Stallworth.
Notable Atlanta chefs who have worked in the kitchens of Concentrics include Kevin Gillespie (Gunshow and Revival), Todd Ginsberg (The General Muir, Wood’s Chapel BBQ), and Zeb Stevenson (Watershed).
No word yet as to which Concentrics restaurant current One Midtown Kitchen chef Matt Weinstein will head.
Eater Atlanta will continue to follow further developments in this story.