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Caravaca Market as of Tuesday has closed its Midtown doors for good.
The restaurant and market, from Chef and TV personality Harry Pagancoss, no longer has a website and its telephone rings unanswered.
What Now Atlanta (WNA) also obtained emails sent from Pagancoss to various vendors and suppliers notifying them of the closure.
“We tried a concept that has been proven in many cities, both in the USA and around the world; most recently at Hudson Yards in NYC and in many other cities like Lisbon, Madrid, and Miami,” Pagancoss told WNA in a prepared statement Wednesday.
“Unfortunately, after almost two years of trying, it simply did not resonate with the Midtown Atlanta public.”
Caravaca Market was open less than two years on the ground level of The Trace, at 780 Peachtree Street NE.
Hospitality insiders were suspect a closure was imminent after the company underwent a reorganization of sorts at the end of last year.
Caravaca Market’s closure leaves a nearly 6,000-square-foot space with an estimated $1 MM+ buildout available at the base of the 12-story residential tower it called home.
[Editor’s note: this article was updated Wednesday with comments from Pagancoss.]