The owners behind East Atlanta Village restaurant Banshee open deli-style sandwich shop and bar Bonafide Deluxe this fall in the Edgewood neighborhood. Billed as a “neighborhood hangout” on LaFrance Street, expect cocktails and draft beer paired with sandwiches from chef Nolan Wynn.
Wynn tells Eater he wants Bonafide Deluxe to add to Atlanta’s growing sandwich culture.
“In the past few years, I’ve been to cities like New York and San Fransisco and have noticed how die-hard people are about their city’s sandwiches,” he says. “We will be making rather large deli-style sandwiches (some hot and some cold). All of our meats and condiments will be made in-house with the goal of truly creating our own sandwich identity.”
Design plans for Bonafide Deluxe call for approximately 60 seats inside with a small bar and a large patio seating around 40 people offering lawn games aimed at both adults and children.
Located adjacent to the Candler Park-Edgewood MARTA rail station, Bonafide Deluxe is part of a complex of businesses and residences planned in a partnership between MARTA and area developers meant to increase public transit ridership.
Reporting by the Atlanta Business Chronicle also indicates that VinATL, a wine shop and tasting room from the co-founder of the Roswell Wine Festival, is set to open next door to Bonafide Deluxe later this year.
Wynn, along with longtime friends Peter Chvala, Faielle Stocco, and Katie McDonald, opened Banshee three years ago on Glenwood Avenue in the heart of East Atlanta Village, taking over the space once home to lesbian bar MSR My Sisters Room after its move to Midtown in 2015. Wynn, Stocco, and Chvala worked together for years in several Ford Fry restaurants, while McDonald was a manager at Wrecking Bar Brewpub in Little Five Points.
1454 LaFrance Street, Atlanta.