Kosher Mediterranean and Middle Eastern restaurant Pita Grille closed permanently last week after six years on Wieuca Road in Buckhead, Tomorrow’s News Today first reported. The counter-service restaurant was located in the Roswell Wieuca Shopping Center complex, which also includes Fresh Market.
Pita Grille opened in 2013 and was originally owned by David Bloom. Bloom eventually sold the restaurant to its current owner, Roi Levi.
According to a report by What Now Atlanta, Levi says sales at the restaurant dropped by 90 percent since shifting to takeout only at the start of the pandemic in March. The decision to close came down to Levi selling his house or closing the restaurant.
Pita Grille specialized in build-your-own shawarma and falafel pitas and plates.
Several Atlanta restaurants have permanently closed during the health crisis following a devastating loss of revenue caused by dining room shutdowns and lack of rent relief. Earlier in July, Gio’s Chicken Siciliana closed at Battery Atlanta in Cobb County. Owner Giovanni Di Palma cited the “uncertainty and delay of baseball,” coupled with the dining restrictions caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Genki Noodles & Sushi in Virginia-Highland also closed this month after nearly a decade in the neighborhood.