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Rose and Rye Restaurant Closes After Owners Put Midtown’s ‘Castle’ Up for Sale

The restaurant closed following the property owners filing Chapter 11 bankruptcy and listing the castle for sale

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Rose & Rye at historic “Castle” mansion in Midtown
Rose & Rye resides inside the historic “Castle” mansion in Midtown
Beth McKibben is the editor and staff reporter for Eater Atlanta and has been covering food and cocktails locally and regionally for 12 years.

Rose and Rye, the fine dining restaurant inside the historic Midtown mansion known as the “castle”, is closed, Atlanta Business Chronicle reports. The closure of the restaurant on 15th Street comes after the property owners, MLAC Castle Atlanta LLC, filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy in November and then listed the castle for sale last week.

Customer review site Yelp also lists the restaurant as closed.

According to MLAC attorney Scott Riddle, Rose and Rye closed on January 16 and “ceased operating the restaurant” and is “voluntarily vacating the building.”

Rose and Rye was the brainchild of Thaddeus Keefe. Keefe shuttered 1 Kept Kitchen + Bar in Buckhead in September and relocated out of state to take a position within a hotel group. A second location of 1 Kept opened in Charleston two years ago, but closed last year. It’s unclear if Keefe is still a partial owner in Rose and Rye.

The bar at Rose + Rye.
The bar
Chris Watkins
Inside the dining room at Rose + Rye. Chris Watkins

Rose and Rye opened nearly three years ago on the second floor of the castle. In April 2018, several members of the staff walked out, including executive chef Lindsay Owens and chef de cuisine Anu Adebara. At the time, co-owner Mike Latham did not disclose what lead to the departure of key employees.

Eater Atlanta reached out to confirm the closure and for more details.

Rose + Rye

87 15th Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30309

1 Kept

2293 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30309 (404) 254-1973 Visit Website


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