Chops Lobster Bar Could Expand By 1,500+ Square Feet as Part of $2.5 Million One Buckhead Plaza Reno

Buckhead Life Restaurant Group eatery, a staple since 1988, planning for 20 year lease renewal.

Chops Lobster Bar, an Atlanta staple from Buckhead Life Restaurant Group since 1988, is set for an expansion that will add at least 1,500 square feet to its footprint.

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Niko Karatassos, the company’s president, told What Now Atlanta over the telephone Thursday that Chops will add a 40-person private dining area and will expand its bar and dining room as part of the renovation.

Exact details are still being worked out with Chops’ landlord Cousins Properties—the owner of One Buckhead Plaza where the steakhouse is situated—as part of the restaurant’s upcoming lease renewal.

Karatassos has not yet executed the renewal but anticipates signing on for another 20 years, the restauranteur said.

Chops’ overhaul is part of a $2,500,000 renovation that will include a new valet circle outside of the restaurant, according to Karatassos.

The restaurant would remain open during construction and the timeline for the renovation is TBD.

“Cousins Properties has been an amazing partner and landlord and we couldn’t be more excited to keep giving the City of Atlanta the great reputation and operation of Chops for a long time to come,” Karatassos said.

Cousins this week filed the permit application for the project.

Caleb J. Spivak

Caleb J. Spivak

Caleb J. Spivak

Caleb J. Spivak

3 Responses

  1. Niko Karatassos is old school Atlanta, and I’m pretty confident he knows his shit.
    And Gunter Seeger is returning!
    I was worried there for a minute, but I think the 1% is gonna make it through these trying times after all.

  2. Please investigate this Fulton county Health department! 10 employees have tested positive for covid! They refuse to shut down their restaurants to properly disinfect and clean. In addition 3 of the employees were working mothers day!!!!! They had over $14,000 in comps that day because service was running so slow , no one in the kitchen was feeling well

  3. their employees have tested positive for covid and they refuse to shut down the restaurant bc they want to make money

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