Muss & Turner’s East Cobb outpost closed its doors Monday less than a year after it opened in the former Common Quarter space on Johnson Ferry Road. The original Smyrna location (which also houses the popular speakeasy Eleanor’s) remains open.
“After nearly a year of giving it our best shot with the daily efforts of a committed team, we have made the difficult decision to close our East Cobb location,” partner Ryan Turner said via press release Monday afternoon. “We feel honored by the amount of support we have received from loyal fans and are grateful to have forged such incredible relationships with these neighbors.”
Turner indicated the closure was due to the East Cobb dining market proving to be vastly different from that of Smyrna, making the location not “a financially viable model.”
Partner and chef Chris Hall added, “The hardest part of closing is the impact this will have on our team members. Those who worked at Muss & Turner’s East Cobb are part of our Unsukay family, so making sure that they are taken care of is our top priority.”
Turner and Hall hope to place Muss & Turner’s staff in positions within their company’s other restaurants.
Muss & Turner’s is part of Unsukay Concepts which owns Local Three Kitchen & Bar and Warhorse Investments. Turner and Hall also serve on the board of directors for The Giving Kitchen; an Atlanta-based non-profit providing crisis grants to restaurant industry workers.