Paces and Vine, the popular Vinings Jubliee restaurant owned by Dave Green and chef Tom Murphy, closed February 28 after nearly a decade at Vinings Jubliee. It’s being replaced by another location of Hobnob Neighborhood Tavern, according to Steve Josovitz of the Shumacher Group. A representative for Hobnob says the restaurant is targeting a summer opening in Vinings.
Green and Murphy put Paces and Vine up for sale last year with the intention of “feeling out the market” in order to “evaluate their next steps.” Those next steps could include finding a larger, multi-purpose space for the restaurant or opening a similar establishment. Paces and Vine first opened in 2014, serving Southern and American food classics and a frequented weekend brunch.
“We want to express how much we have thoroughly enjoyed being a part of the Vinings community for the past decade and sincerely value our guests’ longtime support,” a statement sent to Eater reads. “We are also very appreciative of the supremely talented front and back of the house staff at Paces & Vine and are currently looking for ways to incorporate them into our other restaurants.”
Murphy is also behind Murphy’s restaurant in Virginia-Highland, while Green and partner David Lester own the Select in Sandy Springs. Green plans to open a 10,000-square-foot cabaret-style restaurant called Damsel at the Works in Underwood Hills this fall.
Owned by Sean and Becky Yeremyan, Vinings will make the fifth location of Hobnob to open in metro Atlanta, which already includes restaurants at Atlantic Station and in Brookhaven, Dunwoody, and Halcyon in Forsyth County. Known for its traditional pub fare and comfort food, Hobnob serves everything from wings, pretzels and beer cheese, and burgers to porter-braised short ribs, chicken pot pie, and shrimp and grits.
Update, March 1, 1:15 p.m.: This story has been updated with comments and new details from chef Tom Murphy and Dave Green.