The Little Five Points location of Front Page News closes December 31 after 19 years stationed along busy Moreland Avenue, What Now Atlanta first reported. An eighth location of sports bar Hudson Grille replaces the Cajun restaurant in mid-January.
Owner Josh Sagarin says he’s closing the restaurant because, between family obligations and being the sole proprietor of Front Page News, its become “too hard for one person to manage all that needs to be managed in a restaurant.”
The owners of Metrotainment Cafes restaurant group, which owns Hudson Grille, apparently approached Sagarin with an offer on the property. They plan to keep the staff of Front Page News when it becomes Hudson Grille.
A source close to the deal tells Eater Atlanta it’s possible Hudson Grille might also take over the former Tijuana Garage space next door. Sagarin closed Tijuana Garage after 15 years last December. If so, this could become the new location of Soccer-centric bar and restaurant Hudson FC International Sports Pub, which closed last month in Brookhaven.
Metrotainment CEO Jeff Landau closed the popular soccer pub after only two years in Brookhaven claiming it was “not an ideal location,” but said he was “actively looking for a new location for Hudson FC.” Given the size of the combined restaurant spaces, Little Five Points could be an ideal choice.
Eater Atlanta reached out to Metrotainment Cafes for confirmation.
Front Page News first opened in 1996 on Crescent Avenue in Midtown. Six years later, the Little Five Points location opened on Moreland. The Crescent Avenue location closed in 2017. It’s now home to Publico Kitchen and Tap.
351 Moreland Avenue NE, Atlanta. frontpagenews.com.