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Vietnamese Restaurant Ba Bellies Closes in Peachtree Corners, While Gastropub Wade’s Departs Smyrna

Ba Bellies closes after five years and Wade’s Fine Eatery closes after four years

Exterior signage at Ba Bellies.
Ba Bellies closes in Peachtree Corners August 27, with possible plans to relocate
Jonathan Phillips/Eater Atlanta
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.

Ba BelliesPeachtree Corners

Ba Bellies, an “Asian gastropub” with a focus on Vietnamese dishes, closes Friday, August 27, after five years in Peachtree Corners. The announcement was made via social media and indicates the owners, brother and sister David Nguyen and Tina Tiagha, had been looking to relocate Ba Bellies prior to the start of the pandemic last March.

“We were close to accomplishing this before the pandemic hit. But we’ve finally come to an agreement with the landlord,” the statement reads, in part.

The restaurant is known for both its traditional and original takes on Vietnamese dishes, including bánh mì, pho, sugarcane shrimp, bacon fried rice, beef lemongrass noodle soup, Viet-style crispy chicken, and curry mussels.

A new location has yet to be determined for Ba Bellies. Nguyen and Tiagha’s mother, Tieng Nguyen, owns Vietnamese restaurant Nam Phuong. [IG]

Wade’s Fine Eatery and Good Time EmporiumSmyrna

Wade’s, owned by Jason McClure, closed along Concord Road in Smyrna on Sunday, August 15, according to Tomorrow’s News Today and a source with knowledge of the closure. The two-story restaurant is also listed as “permanently closed” on both Yelp and Facebook.

Known for its family-friendly pub grub, rooftop deck, and outdoor spaces with yard games, the source tells Eater, McClure had hoped to sell the restaurant and keep the name and menu intact. However, the property’s new owner plans to revamp and rename the restaurant.

McClure, who was part of the kitchen team behind Villians Wicked Heros sandwich shop in Midtown, opened Wade’s in August 2017. Several of the sandwiches and salads on the menu were hat tips to Villians, which closed in 2014. [TNT/EATL]

Ba Bellies

6025 Peachtree Pkwy #9, Norcross, GA 30092 (770) 710-0565 Visit Website

Wade's Fine Eatery And Good Time Emporium

1061 Concord Road Southeast, , GA 30080 (678) 239-4147 Visit Website