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Grant Park Coffeehouse Is Expanding to a New Neighborhood Location and Downtown Atlanta

Grant Park Coffeehouse relocates to downtown Atlanta September 29, with a second location opening in Grant Park next year. Plus, Agatha’s a Taste of Mystery dinner theater lands at Petite Violette on Clairmont

Beth McKibben is the editor and staff reporter for Eater Atlanta and has been covering food and cocktails locally and regionally for 12 years.

Grant Park Coffeehouse relocating to downtown Atlanta

Grant Park Coffeehouse closes Tuesday, September 28, on Cherokee Avenue, but plans to relocate September 29 to downtown Atlanta and open a second location in Grant Park next year.

“After 11 years at our current location across from the Atlanta Zoo, we are packing up our coffee makers and chicken salad and relocating slightly further downtown. Our new location will be 8 Park Place South in Downtown Atlanta,” an announcement from owner Rahel Belfield reads on the coffee shop’s website. “...I’m also happy to reveal that we will be opening a second location very close to our original spot some time next year.”

When reached for comment on the expansion plans, Belfield declined to provide the precise location for the new Grant Park shop. Belfield tells Eater, “We are currently working on Grant Park location. We will announce as soon as we can. We love Grant Park, we are not moving.”

Grant Park Coffeehouse has been a neighborhood staple since opening on the corner of Cherokee and Augusta avenues in 2010, across from Zoo Atlanta. The coffee shop, with its friendly staff and park-facing patio, serves fair trade coffee and coffee drinks, breakfast, handmade sandwiches, fresh-baked pastries, and ice cream.

Agatha’s a Taste of Mystery dinner theater returns, this time at Petite Violette

After closing in downtown Atlanta earlier this year, Agatha’s a Taste of Mystery is bringing its murder mystery dinner theater productions to French restaurant Petite Violette on Clairmont Road. Every Friday and Saturday night, the former cast of Agatha’s performs a murder mystery production in the restaurant’s Bordeaux Room during a four-course dinner. Each interactive performance features live actors and parts for audience members to play. Productions change quarterly. Check out the dinner menu and show details here.

“We’re excited about the opportunity to continue the legacy of murder mystery dinner theater in Atlanta. We were great fans of Agatha’s, which ran for over 30 years, and we even hosted their productions for a while when the show was between homes (at our Petite Auberge restaurant in Toco Hills),” Petite Violette co-owner and general manager Michael Gropp says in a prepared statement.

Agatha’s owners Ricky Warren and Cat Angerami closed the downtown dinner theater venue last April at the start of the pandemic. Warren told Fox5Atlanta that despite the landlord giving them a break on the rent for a year, the costs involved in keeping the restaurant afloat and reopening were too much.

Alon’s Bakery opens at Phipps Plaza

A third location of Alon’s Bakery and Market is now open at luxury mall Phipps Plaza in Buckhead. Located next to Nordstrom facing Peachtree Road, Alon’s in Buckhead offers the same menu found at both the Morningside and Dunwoody markets and features a large patio. Alon’s Bakery is currently open for breakfast and lunch, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Follow on Facebook or Instagram for updates.

Petite Violette

2948 Clairmont Road, , GA 30329 (404) 634-6268 Visit Website

Petite Auberge Restaurant

2935 N Druid Hills Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 43276 (404) 634-6268 Visit Website

Grant Park Coffeehouse

753 Cherokee Avenue Southeast, , GA 30315 (404) 856-0433