Buckhead South African-American restaurant Yebo Beach Haus on West Paces Ferry is relocating a half mile northeast to the Andrews Square complex on East Andrews Drive this spring, Tomorrow’s News Today reports. Yebo Beach Haus plans to take over the former Bar Americano and Bar Crema spaces, which both closed in April 2018 after only six months in business.
This is the second time in four years the restaurant has relocated. In 2016, restaurateur Justin Anthony closed Yebo at Phipps Plaza, moving it to West Paces Ferry and adding “Beach Haus” to the name. “It’s more sophisticated beachy as opposed to beach shack,” Anthony said at the time.
“The choice to relocate Yebo Beach Haus to EDENS Andrews Square came after looking at the longevity of the Yebo brand and how we could best continue to serve the restaurant’s loyal customer base,” a representative speaking on behalf of the restaurant says. “We were presented with this perfect opportunity to move the restaurant location to our new space right around the corner, and we are confident that our existing customers, along with new guests, will enjoy our same great offerings and experience in our brand new space.”
The representative tells Eater Atlanta the “potential redevelopment” of the land on which Yebo currently resides did factor into the decision to relocate the restaurant. Site plans indicate the property, along with several other lots on West Paces, could be developed into a hotel or residential tower.
Yebo’s new location is situated off the interior courtyard at Andrews Square. When asked whether Anthony is concerned about not having a street-facing facade at the complex for the restaurant, the representative says they are “actively executing design plans that will allow” people to easily locate Yebo from East Andrews Drive.
Anthony and his restaurant group True Story Brands also own Biltong Bar in Buckhead and Ponce City Market, 10 Degrees South on Roswell Road, and Cape Dutch on Cheshire Bridge Road.
Update, January 15, 1:30 p.m.: This story has been updated with new information regarding the reason for the relocation to Andrews Square.