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Inman Park Bar Owner Purchases Building Once Home to Popular Virginia-Highland Sports Bar

Diesel Filling Station building purchased by the owner of Little Spirit in Inman Park. Plus, Brooklyn Tea opens in Castleberry Hill this month and Elliott Street Deli reopens for bar seating

The building once home to popular Virginia-Highland neighborhood bar Diesel Filling Station has a new owner.
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.

The building once home to popular Virginia-Highland neighborhood sports bar Diesel Filling Station now has a new owner, says Steve Josovitz of real estate brokerage firm the Shumacher Group. Randy Pechin, the owner of Inman Quarter cocktail bar Little Spirit, just purchased the building on the corner of North Highland Avenue and Drewry Street.

Pechin declined to provide details on his plans for the building when reached for comment. However, he tells Eater to expect more information regarding “the concept for the space” in the “coming weeks.”

Listed for sale last September, Diesel Filling Station closed at the end of 2021 after 13 years in the Virginia-Highland neighborhood. Rumors circulated that the property could be up for redevelopment. The distinctive building was a former gas station and appeared on an episode of the TV series The Walking Dead, which was shot in and around Atlanta. [TSG/EATL]

Little Spirit in Inman Quarter decked out for the holidays.
Ryan Fleisher

Brooklyn Tea opens in Castleberry Hill

Brooklyn Tea kicks off its grand opening celebration on Nelson Street in Castleberry Hill Saturday, February 26. The Brooklyn-based tea company, owned by Jamila McGill and Alfonso (Ali) Wright, features nearly 100 types of loose-leaf teas, hot and iced tea drinks, and vegan pastries on the menu. [IG]

Lapeer Seafood Market in Alpharetta now serves steaks

Seafood restaurant and bar Lapeer recently revamped its menu and changed its name to Lapeer Steak and Seafood. Located at Alpharetta City Center, the menu now features several steakhouse options on the menu, including French onion soup, beef tartare, and a 16-ounce prime rib, in addition to seafood and pasta dishes. [Official]

Elliott Street Deli reopens its bar after two years with no indoor seating

After barring indoor seating due to the pandemic in 2020, Elliott Street Deli and Pub in Castleberry Hill reopened its bar this week. Limited seating is available indoors at the pub, known for sandwiches like the French dip and the Rachel, a pressed pastrami topped with sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, and 1000 Island dressing. [FB]

Elliott Street Deli & Pub

51 Elliott Street Southwest, , GA 30313 (404) 523-2174 Visit Website

Lapeer Seafood Market

12 North Broad Street, , GA 30009 (678) 691-9400 Visit Website

Little Spirit

299 North Highland Avenue Northeast, , GA 30307 (404) 600-5895 Visit Website

Diesel Filling Station

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