The second location of South African jerky restaurant and cocktail bar Biltong Bar is now closed at Buckhead Village, the Atlanta Business Chronicle first reported. A representative for Jamestown Properties, the developer behind Buckhead Village, confirmed the closure in an email to Eater and says to expect a new restaurant to open there some time this year.
“After over three years at Buckhead Village, Biltong Bar has closed. We’re looking forward to welcoming a new restaurant in their former space soon,” the representative says, who declined to provide further details on plans for the vacant restaurant space.
Backed by True Story Brands, the restaurant group behind Yebo Beach Haus and 10 Degrees South, Biltong Bar opened in 2018 on the corner of Buckhead Avenue and Fulton Street at the luxury retail complex. The group, owned by restaurateur Justin Anthony, recently closed a third location of Biltong Bar at Avalon in Alpharetta, replacing it with the Cape, a restaurant and wine bar inspired by the South African city of Cape Town.
The original location of Biltong Bar first opened inside the central food hall at Ponce City Market in 2016, followed by the second, much larger location at Buckhead Village two years later. Biltong Bar remains open at Ponce City Market.
The closure of Biltong Bar is the latest in a series of rebrands, redesigns, or restaurant relocations by True Story Brands over the last two years. In January 2020, the group closed South African steakhouse Cape Dutch on Cheshire Bridge Road, followed by the temporary closure of 10 Degrees South for five months at the start of the pandemic, during which time the Roswell Road restaurant was given a makeover. It reopened in August 2020. Then, just a month later, Yebo Beach Haus relocated for a third time to its present location at Andrews Square on East Andrews Drive in Buckhead.
Anthony and representatives for True Story Brands have yet to respond to multiple requests for comment on the closure in Buckhead.
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