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A New Seafood Market Opens Next Spring at the Plaza Theatre Complex in Poncey-Highland

8ARM owners chef Nhan Le and Skip Englebrecht plan to open seafood market and to-go restaurant Fishmonger in Poncey-Highland next spring

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Beth McKibben is the editor and staff reporter for Eater Atlanta and has been covering food and cocktails locally and regionally for over 12 years.

Chef Nhan Le (Octopus Bar) and business partner Skip Englebrecht plan to open Fishmonger in Poncey-Highland next spring. The pair previously announced intentions to open a small seafood market up the road from their popular Ponce de Leon Avenue restaurant and bar 8ARM earlier this year.

Fishmonger will reside at the Plaza on Ponce shopping center along North Highland Avenue, home to the historic Plaza Theatre, The Righteous Room, and chef Joey Ward’s restaurant Southern Belle. In addition to its retail seafood market operation, Fishmonger will also serve a to-go menu featuring white fish salads, bottarga, oysters, soups, and sandwiches during lunch.

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“We’ve been looking for just the right spot to open this concept, and when we saw the space, we knew it was perfect,” Englebrecht said in a prepared statement. “There really isn’t anything like this in Atlanta. We are excited to share our love of regional seafood with the city.”

At just 750 square feet, a representative from SRS Real Estate Partners tells Eater the design for Fishmonger includes a takeout window, but no indoor seating. It’s unclear if Fishmonger replaces Le’s long-planned grilled seafood restaurant Ama. That restaurant was slated to open adjacent to Three Heart Coffee at vintage and local goods market Paris on Ponce, owned by Englebrecht. The market was destroyed in a fire last November.

Skip Englebrecht in black tee and black shorts leans against a white brick wall next to chef Nhan Le in a white v-neck tee, jeans, and work boots
Skip Englebrecht and chef Nhan Le
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Prior to the fire at Paris on Ponce, Le, Englebrecht, and artist George Long announced they were opening Bellsmouth Cafe and a second location of Three Heart Coffee Roastery at the historic Pratt Pullman District development on Rogers Street in Kirkwood. Those plans continue to move forward.

Le, along with Supremo Taco chef and co-owner Duane Kulers, are preparing to open their next restaurant together in East Atlanta. Called Pollo Supremo, the counter-service spot opens later this year on Moreland Avenue, just south of Hodgepodge Coffeehouse.

Once open, Pollo Supremo’s menu will feature pollo asado, sides like rice and beans and elote, soup, family meals, and churros and flan. Drinks include aguas frescas and horchata, and possibly beer and wine. Kulers plans to lead the kitchen at both Pollo Supremo and Supremo Taco in Grant Park.


710 Ponce De Leon Avenue Northeast, , GA 30306 Visit Website

Octopus Bar

560 Gresham Avenue Southeast, , GA 30316 (404) 627-9911 Visit Website

Paris on Ponce

716 Ponce De Leon Place Northeast, , GA 30306 (404) 249-9965 Visit Website

Southern Belle

1043 Ponce De Leon Avenue Northeast, , GA 30306 (404) 698-3961 Visit Website

The Righteous Room

2142 Johnson Ferry Road Northeast, , GA 30319 (770) 559-5678 Visit Website

Three Heart Coffee Roastery

716 Ponce De Leon Place Northeast, , GA 30306 Visit Website

Supremo Taco

701 B Memorial Drive Southeast, , GA 30316 (404) 965-1446 Visit Website


716 Ponce De Leon Pl. NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

Hodgepodge Coffeehouse

720 Moreland Avenue Southeast, , GA 30316 (404) 622-8525 Visit Website