clock menu more-arrow no yes

Atlanta's Cursed Restaurant Spaces

View as Map

Here's restaurant and real estate expert Eli Zandman on Atlanta's cursed restaurant spaces. Zandman runs Tomorrow's News Today and has covered restaurant turnovers before, and now he's compiled a list of spaces that have had at least three changes in ownership, concept, or both.

eater0513_cursed.jpg

Some say that nine out of ten restaurants will not make it past their first year in business. This is not true. What is true, however, is that many restaurants do fail, and they often shutter not for one single reason but due to a number of contributing factors. Below, find nine "cursed" Atlanta spaces, locations in which there has been, for whatever reason, an especially high turnover.
Eli Zandman


· All Eater Maps [-EATL-] Read More
Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. 980 Piedmont Avenue

Copy Link
980 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, Ga 30309
(404) 343-2446
Café 980 (original name pre-opening)—opened as Campagnolo [current]
Dinner Party (proposed, deal fell through)
Nona Mia
Sweet Devil Moon
Fishmonger Restaurant
Balance Restaurant
Big Red Tomato

2. 1171 Lavista Road NE

Copy Link
1171 LaVista Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30324
(404) 542-1104
Visit Website
La Bonne Presse [current]
Cupz & Cake
Java Blues
ChocoLaté Coffee

3. 3133 Piedmont Road

Copy Link
3133 Piedmont Road Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30305
Red Pepper Taqueria [coming soon]
Barca Tapas & Bar
La Fourchette
Agnes & Muriel’s
Café Dupri
Schlotzsky’s Deli

4. 360 Pharr Road

Copy Link
360 Pharr Road Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30305
Vacant [current]
Tavern 360
Olde Towne Tavern & Grille
Saskatoon
Harry Bissett’s
Spondivits
Tib’s Grill (built out but never opened)

5. 3333 Buford Drive (Mall of Georgia]

Copy Link
3333 Buford Drive
Atlanta, GA 30341
Chow Baby (Current)
Kneaded Perk
Crescent Moon
Cactus Jacks Mexican Grill & Cantina
Wild Wing Cafe

6. 1001 Piedmont Avenue

Copy Link
1001 Piedmont Avenue Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30309
Vacant [current]
Groovy Smoothie
Repicci's
Smoothie King

7. 4800 Briarcliff Road

Copy Link
4800 Briarcliff Road Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30345
(770) 938-3564
Fork in the Road [current]
Seasons at Northlake
Crescent Moon
Ruby Tuesday

8. 2160 Monroe Drive

Copy Link
2160 Monroe Drive Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30324
Vacant [current]
IXTLAN Ultra Lounge
Eros Tapas Bar
Piebar
Originally built as Trust Company Bank in 1965

9. Reversed Curse: Goldberg's Deli

Copy Link
3003 N Druid Hills Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
While the changes at Toco Hills shopping center have been many, few have been more surprising than the reuse of a portion of what had been a movie theater. In what is now the Publix-anchored Toco Hills, Goldberg’s Bagel Company & Deli opened in a significant portion of what was once a popular neighborhood multi-screen movie theater.

Loading comments...

1. 980 Piedmont Avenue

980 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, Ga 30309
Café 980 (original name pre-opening)—opened as Campagnolo [current]
Dinner Party (proposed, deal fell through)
Nona Mia
Sweet Devil Moon
Fishmonger Restaurant
Balance Restaurant
Big Red Tomato
980 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, Ga 30309

2. 1171 Lavista Road NE

1171 LaVista Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30324
La Bonne Presse [current]
Cupz & Cake
Java Blues
ChocoLaté Coffee
1171 LaVista Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30324

3. 3133 Piedmont Road

3133 Piedmont Road Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30305
Red Pepper Taqueria [coming soon]
Barca Tapas & Bar
La Fourchette
Agnes & Muriel’s
Café Dupri
Schlotzsky’s Deli
3133 Piedmont Road Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30305

4. 360 Pharr Road

360 Pharr Road Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30305
Vacant [current]
Tavern 360
Olde Towne Tavern & Grille
Saskatoon
Harry Bissett’s
Spondivits
Tib’s Grill (built out but never opened)
360 Pharr Road Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30305

5. 3333 Buford Drive (Mall of Georgia]

3333 Buford Drive, Atlanta, GA 30341
Chow Baby (Current)
Kneaded Perk
Crescent Moon
Cactus Jacks Mexican Grill & Cantina
Wild Wing Cafe
3333 Buford Drive
Atlanta, GA 30341

6. 1001 Piedmont Avenue

1001 Piedmont Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30309
Vacant [current]
Groovy Smoothie
Repicci's
Smoothie King
1001 Piedmont Avenue Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30309

7. 4800 Briarcliff Road

4800 Briarcliff Road Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30345
Fork in the Road [current]
Seasons at Northlake
Crescent Moon
Ruby Tuesday
4800 Briarcliff Road Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30345

8. 2160 Monroe Drive

2160 Monroe Drive Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30324
Vacant [current]
IXTLAN Ultra Lounge
Eros Tapas Bar
Piebar
Originally built as Trust Company Bank in 1965
2160 Monroe Drive Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30324

9. Reversed Curse: Goldberg's Deli

3003 N Druid Hills Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30329
While the changes at Toco Hills shopping center have been many, few have been more surprising than the reuse of a portion of what had been a movie theater. In what is now the Publix-anchored Toco Hills, Goldberg’s Bagel Company & Deli opened in a significant portion of what was once a popular neighborhood multi-screen movie theater.
3003 N Druid Hills Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30329

Related Maps