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New East Atlanta Village Food Hall Opens Two Days Before New Year’s Eve

Plus, Decatur makes its open-container policy permanent, a new seafood restaurant lands on Decatur Square, and Korean BBQ comes to Howell Mill Road

The empty dining room at Southern Feedstore food hall in East Atlanta Village. Southern Feedstore
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.

A six stall food hall dubbed Southern Feedstore opens in the former Graveyard Tavern space along Glenwood Avenue on December 29, with a grand opening planned for New Year’s Eve. Stalls from Brazilian restaurant and coffee bar Buteco, Woody’s CheeseSteaks, Gyro Gyro, and Waffle Bar will also open next week. One of the last two remaining stalls could be filled by pop-up TKO Korean early next year, the AJC reports.

Southern Feedstore 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 after Graveyard Tavern closed in 2020 and transformed the sprawling 6,000-square-foot space into a mini food hall with communal seating. Buteco, owned by Rafael Pereira, opened at the Beacon complex in 2018 and anchors Southern Feedstore. Pereira is also a partial owner in the food hall and serves as its manager. Proof of vaccination required to enter. [EATL/AJC]

Decatur’s open-container policy is now permanent

Last October, the Decatur city commission approved a temporary ordinance allowing restaurants to sell booze for off-premise consumption during set hours on Fridays and Saturdays in designated areas throughout the city. The commission extended the ordinance several times over the last year before finally making the policy a permanent part of the city’s restaurant and bar scene earlier this week. The amended ordinance, according to Decaturish, includes the same five previously designated downtown districts, along with a new West College district, and offers the option for restaurants and bars to opt in or out of the policy. For those businesses opting in, there is now an annual $250 renewal fee. Set to take effect on January 3, 2022, the amended ordinance allows open containers in the six designated districts Friday through Sunday. [Decaturish]

A seafood restaurant and bar takes over Square Pub in Decatur

A seafood restaurant and bar called Boho 115 will take over the former Square Pub space in downtown Decatur next year. According to the restaurant’s website, the design calls for an “incredible bar” and a “lounge loft” and a menu centered on wood-roasted fish, ceviches, oysters, pinxos, and Argentinean steaks. Square Pub closed just days before the start of the statewide COVID-19 shutdown in March 2020 after nearly a decade on Decatur Square. [IG]

Korean barbecue restaurant set to open on Howell Mill Road

KPot Korean BBQ and Hot Pot plans to open a location at the Howell Mill Square shopping plaza next year, according to the Atlanta Business Chronicle. The complex is anchored by a Kroger and frequented by Georgia Tech students and professors who live in nearby neighborhoods, including Berkeley Park. A second Atlanta-area location is planned for the Cumberland Mall area. [ABC]


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