Increased rent forces restaurant closure.
Copeland’s of Buckhead is closing.
Mike Bakhtavar, the restaurant’s manager, told What Now Atlanta in a telephone interview Wednesday Copeland’s will close its Buckhead location August 14.
The restaurant’s lease was up for renewal when it decided closing was inevitable.
“The landlord has doubled the rent,” Bakhtavar said. “At that price, it doesn’t make sense to renew our lease.”
Employees of the Bukchead restaurant will be relocated to other Copeland’s, according to Bakhtavar. The restaurant has locations on Cobb and Barrett Parkways.
What will take Copeland’s place at 3365 Piedmont Road has not been confirmed.