A six stall food hall dubbed Southern Feed Store opens this summer inside the former Graveyard Tavern space along Glenwood Avenue in East Atlanta Village, What Now Atlanta first reported. The food hall takes its name from the feed store that once occupied the building from 1927 until the 1940s.
Pellerin Real Estate, the developer behind the Beacon in Grant Park, purchased the century-old building last February and plans to transform the space into a 6,000-square-foot mini food hall with seating for up to 150 people anchored by Brazilian coffee and cocktail bar Buteco. Buteco, owned by Rafael Pereira, opened at the Beacon complex in 2018. Pereira, a partial owner in Southern Feed Store, serves as the food hall’s manager.
Pereira plans to serve coffee and cocktails, including Brazil’s national cocktail the caipirinha, made with cachaça, sugar, and lime, and offer live music in the evenings at the East Atlanta Village location. In addition to Buteco, one stall at Southern Feed Store allows for an outdoor smokehouse and will likely serve barbecue. As for the other food stalls, Pereira tells Eater he and his partners have fielded around 150 email, phone, and social media inquiries from people interested in opening a stall at Southern Feed Store.
“We will start answering those calls and hosting open houses in the coming weeks as we seek the best local chefs and unique food staples in the city to fill what we hope will become a neighborhood institution known for great food, stiff drinks, music and a welcoming environment,” says Pereira.
It’s unclear what changes or modifications are planned for the historic building and its front facade to accommodate the upcoming food hall. Eater reached out to Pellerin Real Estate for further details and comment.
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Graveyard Tavern closed after 15 years last February, prior to the beginning of the pandemic. The longtime Glenwood Avenue bar, marked by its conspicuous black Cadillac hearse parked out front, was owned by Dustin Saboorian and Rogue Restaurant Group. Saboorian and Rogue Restaurant Group also own the Basement bar and live music venue beneath Graveyard Tavern. Sources indicate the bar should remain intact beneath Southern Feed Store and will eventually reopen once the health crisis subsides.
1245 Glenwood Avenue, Atlanta.