The College Park outpost of Radial Cafe is closed, Project Q Atlanta and the AJC report. According to Radial’s Facebook page, the restaurant shuttered after service on Wednesday. The original, and likely more popular, location of the cafe remains open along Dekalb Avenue in Candler Park.
The statement sent via MailChimp email blast reads:
We are heartbroken to inform you that Radial Cafe-College Park has ceased operations after the close of business on Wednesday, May 30, 2018. This decision did not come easily and we are sorry that we can no longer offer service in College Park.
Radial Cafe-Candler Park will remain fully operational, so we hope you will join us there on your next visit.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued loyalty in choosing us as your preferred local-to-table dining destination. Without your support, our success would not have been possible.
Bragg spoke to Project Q Atlanta about the closure on Thursday saying, “The College Park restaurant has had a really good run for the last year, but it never kept up. It was always a little bit behind sales expectations. We just struggled to keep it going and it gets to a point that you can’t keep funding something that’s not making money.”
The closure affects about 20 employees, who Bragg calls “family”, and made the decision to close the location that much harder.
“There have been bright spots along the way but at the end of the day, we are not bringing in as much as we are putting out.”
Radial Cafe opened its Candler Park location in 1999. The cafe is a popular breakfast and lunch destination for the surrounding neighborhoods of Candler Park, Lake Claire, and Kirkwood as well as for those living gluten free, vegan, and vegetarian lifestyles.
Owner Frank Bragg opened the College Park outpost last summer in the former Pecan restaurant space on Main Street.
Eater Atlanta has reached out to Bragg for further comment on the closure.
Update, June 1, 11:30 a.m.: This story was updated to reflect Frank Bragg’s comments to Project Q Atlanta.
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