Muzo Saritas is moving forward with plans to convert American Roadhouse into Truva II in Virginia-Highland.
The restaurateur will close American Roadhouse after lunch service Sunday, August 26 to make way for the Mediterranean eatery, Saritas Tuesday confirmed in a telephone interview with What Now Atlanta.
American Roadhouse was open nearly 30 years, at 842 North Highland Avenue NE, according to the restaurant’s Facebook page.
Demolition to the space will begin “immediately” following the last lunch service and Truva II could open as early as mid-September.
“Our building is really old, so unless we find any unforeseen issues, the transition into Truva II will be quick,” Saritas said.
The space will look and feel modern post renovations, a progression of the original Truva downtown.
But American Roadhouse isn’t going away completely.
For the restaurant’s regulars, Siratas is putting the “American Roadhouse Corner” on the menu for “breakfast items as part of our brunch.”
“We’re bringing something different to the Virginia-Highland area but the residents shouldn’t be scared.”
Saritas is planning another restaurant nearby.
After Truva II opens, the restaurateur will begin work on transforming the now-shuttered J&J Bourbon Bar and Grill space into a yet-to-be-disclosed concept.