[Exclusive] Downtown’s ‘Crazy Atlanta’ Restaurant Is Expanding To EAV, Planning Nationwide Franchising

Restaurant, bar, and events venue will serve 'Americana street food with a twist,' open winter-2019.
Listen To This Post

Crazy Atlanta is expanding to the East Atlanta Village (EAV).

Sign up now to get our Daily Breaking News Alerts

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Opt out at anytime

Founder George Malagón and Partner/Chef Leo Carrasco have inked a deal to open the restaurant, bar, and events venue, at 543 Flat Shoals Ave SE, the duo exclusively shared with What Now Atlanta.

The space, an “old dormant eyesore,” was home to Asylum (and Ice House before that).

Malagón and Carrasco are keeping the Crazy Atlanta name “so people will recognize the brand.”

They will serve classic Americana street food “with a twist,” alongside beer, wine, and specialty cocktails.

Crazy Atlanta EAV joins the company’s original outpost, at 182 Courtland Street since 2015, and will be the second of many planned future locations “worldwide.”

“The Crazy concept will be nurtured and developed here in Atlanta and we will proudly carry what we started here to the rest of the world within the next five years,” Malagón said.

“We have partnered with an events production team here in Atlanta and we look forward to bringing not only some of the most interesting and refreshing menus to EAV, but we also look forward to providing a space professionally run for private events as well.”

Dogwood Restaurant Consulting Group is handling permitting for Crazy Atlanta and is expected to submit an application for its buildout before the end of July.

The opening is scheduled for December 2019.

Caleb J. Spivak

Caleb J. Spivak (CJS) is the Founder of What Now Media Group, Inc., the publisher of What Now Atlanta and What Now Los Angeles.
Notify of
1 Comment
Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
1 year ago

Don’t forget that spot was originally the Echo Lounge, which was arguably THE venue that transformed EAV into what it is today.

Related Posts


Login to manage your profile and comments


Register now to manage your profile and comments. 
The information provided will only be used to create and manage your comments.

Sign up now to get our Daily Breaking News Alerts

Be the first to know. Sign-up to get our breaking news alerts delivered straight to your inbox. Go ahead. It's absolutely free!