Buckhead Bottle Bar Moving To Midtown, Changing Name to ‘Time’

Restaurant opening in space formerly occupied by Straits at 5th and Juniper.

Restaurant opening in space formerly occupied by Straits at 5th and Juniper.

UPDATE (February 23, 2016): Time (Restaurant) Has Temporarily Stopped

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Bottle Bar & Bistro (formerly Buckhead Bottle Bar) will reopen under a different name in its new midtown home.

The restaurant shuttered in Buckhead with plans to relocate to space formerly occupied by Ludacris’ Straits on the corner of 5th and Juniper after The Loudermilk Cos published plans on its website for a new “office with retail” mixed-use development on land where Bottle Bar & Bistro used to sit.

Renovations to the former Straits space have been underway since the announcement and just this week Bottle Bar posted graphics to the restaurant’s social media profiles indicating its new name “Time Restaurant” including an updated Facebook cover photo.

Bottle Bar’s Instagram username has since been changed to “TimeLounge” reflecting the more than 4,000 followers the Buckhead restaurant had collected on the social site since opening four years ago.

Simon Guobadia, chairman and CEO of Simcol Restaurant Concepts, the restaurant group behind Time, over the past few days started tweeting about the name change.

“Time Restaurant & Lounge – we are a multidimensional business coming soon,” Guobadia tweeted.

Bottle Bar first opened as “Buckhead Bottle Bar” under the direction of restaurateur A.D. Allushi alongside Atlanta Hawks’ Zaza Pachuli in 2010.

Time was not immediately available for comment.


Will this concept work in Midtown? Leave your thoughts in the comments!

Caleb J. Spivak

Caleb J. Spivak

Caleb J. Spivak

Caleb J. Spivak

2 Responses

  1. I don’t know why restaurant/bars continue to open in failed spaces and think that they will make it. I always hope that they will, but the odds are against them.

  2. We have done business with Buckhead Bottle Bar and Bistro and Simon and Simcol. (He owned a TV station and furniture store at one point) They did not shut down because of the development. They shut down because they went bankrupt.

    BBB and Simcol left my company with thousands of dollars of debt. They apparently stole from BBB employees and left others without paychecks. This company has closed 4 other ventures (that we and lawyers know of) in 2 years. They don’t return calls and refuse to pay past invoices.

    It is amazing that people continue to visit and spend money at this mans business’. The food at Buckhead BOttle Lounge was awful after he fired the chef. The service was terrible. The drinks were overpriced. We often watched bar staff charge for premium while they poured well drinks.

    This “time” should be avoided at all costs. It is another failed attempt by a wanna be restaurantuer. This guy gives Atlanta bar business’s a bad name. Shame on him.

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