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Sweet potato mezzaluna with salsa macha, fried Brussels leaves, and a savory lemon butter sauce from the Lawrence in Atlanta, GA.

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2023 Begins With 11 Atlanta Restaurant Closures

A running list of Atlanta restaurants and bars that closed for good in 2023

The Lawrence closes after 11 years on Juniper Street January 30.
| The Lawrence

It’s never easy for a restaurant or bar owner to decide to close their business. Rising rents, overzealous developers, poor location, and lack of solid funding often factor into this decision. For some owners, it’s simply time to retire and move on to new adventures. However, high food prices, labor issues, and financial troubles stemming from the pandemic continue to impact the industry in major ways, leaving many restaurant and bar owners with little choice but to close their establishments permanently.

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JANUARY 2023

10th and Piedmont and G’s Midtown closed and are combining into one restaurant soon called Casa Almenara: Tulum Cuisine and Craft Bar.

Full Commission closed for good over the weekend after four years on Memorial Drive, leaving five pop-ups in residence looking for new restaurant space.

The Lawrence closes Monday, January 30, after nearly 11 years on Juniper Street in Midtown. However, owners Darren Carr and Eric Simpkins plan to replace it with a new restaurant later this year.

Bar Mercado closed after five years at Krog Street Market.

La Fonda Latina is now permanently closed on Howell Mill Road ahead of its relocation to East Lake this spring.

Guac y Margys closed earlier this week in Midtown, a little over a year after opening at the Amsterdam Walk complex on the edge of Piedmont Park.

Juniper Cafe closed at Westside Village, but chefs Ron Hsu and Aaron Phillips plan to eventually relocate the Vietnamese restaurant and bakery further into in-town Atlanta.

Ann’s Snack Bar, home to the “world famous Ghetto Burger”, is now permanently closed in Kirkwood.

Hello Chicken, the popular Korean fried chicken restaurant next to Mozart Bakery on Buford Highway, closed January 2 after five years there.

The Greater Good Barbecue closed on Roswell Road in Buckhead.

Zesto

2469 Piedmont Road Northeast, , GA 30324 (404) 237-8689 Visit Website

Diesel Filling Station

870 North Highland Avenue Northeast, , GA 30306 (404) 815-1820 Visit Website

Field Day

668 Highland Avenue Northeast, , GA 30312 (404) 941-7079 Visit Website

The Regent Cocktail Club

3035 Peachtree Road Northeast, , GA 30305 (770) 415-9961 Visit Website

Cold Beer

670 DeKalb Avenue Northeast, , GA 30312 (404) 254-1032 Visit Website

Biltong Bar

675 Ponce De Leon Avenue Northeast, , GA 30308 (678) 515-0620 Visit Website

American Cut

3035 Peachtree Rd. NE Suite 140, Atlanta, GA 30305 Visit Website

The Abby Singer

225 Rogers Street Northeast, , GA 30317 Visit Website

The Local Coco

209 Edgewood Avenue Northeast, , GA 30303 (470) 236-9895 Visit Website

Proof Bakeshop

100 Hurt Street Northeast, , GA 30307 (678) 705-3905 Visit Website
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