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The 2022 Atlanta Restaurant Closures

A running list of the Atlanta restaurants and bars that closed for good this year

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. However, the extraordinary hardships, labor shortages, and financial impacts of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic continue to leave many restaurant and bar owners with little choice but to close their establishments permanently.

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The Local Coco, a vegan food stall serving tacos and other Mexican street eats, closes February 26 at Sweet Auburn Curb Market (Municipal Market). Will continue as a pop-up.


Diesel Filling Station closed after 13 years in the Virginia-Highland neighborhood.

The Abby Singer closes at Pratt Pullman District, but plans are in the works to reopen the restaurant elsewhere.

Biltong Bar, the South African jerky restaurant and cocktail bar, is now closed at Buckhead Village.

Annie’s Thai Castle closed after 28 years in business on Roswell Road in Buckhead.

Bennett’s Market and Deli closed at SPX Alley along the Eastside Beltline. The Grant Park location remains open.

Graffiti Breakfast closed on January 7 inside Chattahoochee Food Works. However, the Wallers plan to continue offering catering and tell Eater they are moving Graffiti Breakfast to a new location.


Rhodes Bakery on Cheshire Bridge Road closes December 24 after 68 years.

Zesto in Little Five Points is closed permanently after 58 years. A tree fell on the restaurant in May 2021, seriously damaging the roof.

Proof Bakeshop and its cafe close December 26 after six years in Inman Park.

JCT Kitchen and Bar closes December 31 after 15 years at Westside Provisions District. Chef Ford Fry plans to replace it with a yet-named restaurant in 2022.

Bottega Benne, an antipasti charcuterie and cheese spread business owned by Blaire Dorin, is now closed in the back of Irwin Street Market.

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