After closing last fall at its decade-old home on Cherokee Avenue and opening a location in downtown Atlanta, Grant Park Coffeehouse is returning to the neighborhood with a second location. Owner Rahel Tafari promised she would bring the coffee shop and cafe back to Grant Park. Making good on her word, Tafari announced on social media that the coffee shop and cafe will open later this year in the C.L. Chosewood building at the corner of Grant Street and Georgia Avenue, just around the block from the original location across from Zoo Atlanta.
A neighborhood staple since opening on the corner of Cherokee and Augusta avenues in 2010, Grant Park Coffeehouse serves fair trade coffee and coffee drinks, breakfast, handmade sandwiches, fresh pastries, and ice cream. The downtown Atlanta location resides at 8 Park Place near Georgia State University.
Howdy ATL Biscuit Cafe takes over the former Grant Park Coffeehouse space on Cherokee this spring. Owned by Boyd Baker, the cafe plans to serve a variety of biscuits, biscuit sandwiches, scones, hand pies, and baked goods, along with soups and salads. [FB/EATL]
Schoolhouse Brewing is opening at Emory Point
A second location of Marietta brewery Schoolhouse Brewing is opening next door to the General Muir at Emory Point, across from the CDC complex on Clifton Road. Taking over the former Papi’s Cuban and Caribbean Grill space, owners Thomas Monti and Justin Waller are dubbing the brewery here “the Gymnasium”, which will offer “nothing but fun.” The Gymnasium will include an outdoor patio with access to the bar, several TVs, and focus on brewing small batch and barrel-aged beers. [IG]
Grass VBQ Joint closes in Stone Mountain and relocates back to Atlanta
After opening a permanent location in Stone Mountain two years ago, popular vegan barbecue restaurant Grass VBQ Joint is back in Atlanta. Owner Terry Sargent is currently slinging his vegan barbecue sandwiches at Triton Yards food truck park on Sylvan Road, but plans to relocate again to Oak Street Eats ghost kitchen in West End later this month. The Oak Street location allows people to order for delivery and takeout, both online and on site. [IG]
B.A.D. Gyal Vegan is opening at Marietta Square Market April 2
A location of B.A.D Gyal Vegan is opening Saturday, April 2, at the Marietta Square Market food hall, serving vegan Jamaican soul food on the menu, like vegan oxtails, curry chikun, stew chikun, empress pasta, and rice and peas. [Official]
Free99Fridge partners to launch a mutual aid grocery store
Atlanta entrepreneur and activist Latisha Springer, the founder of mutual aid organization Free99Fridge, partnered up with the Grocery Spot to launch a pay-what-you-can mutual aid grocery store on Charlotte Place in Grove Park. Springer also relocated the two community fridges at Best End Brewing in West End to the old farm stand outside Aluma Farm in Oakland City. [IG]