Fans of Dish Dive Kitchen will have to wait a little longer for Dive Market and Emergency Kitchen, though the new store is making progress.
The team behind the small Kirkwood restaurant with a cultish following recently filed permits with the City of Atlanta to renovate the interior of their new retail space in Reynoldstown.
In a recent phone call, co-owner Jeff Myers shared details of the project with What Now Atlanta.
The concept for Dive Market and Emergency Kitchen is a retail food market selling local produce, dry goods and “chef-prepared food that people can take home and cook.”
According to Myers, the delay in opening Dive Market stems from the fact that permitting for retail stores is much different than the process for restaurants.
Originally intended as a complement to the successful Dish Dive, the red tape has proven to be a challenge for Myers and co-owner Travis Carroll.
Ultimately, Dive Market will continue forward and open, though Myers could not predict a concrete timeline.
“We have a 10-year lease and Reynoldstown is going to still be Reynoldstown, so we are concentrating on our bright spots with Dish Dive,” Myers said.
The team is gearing up for the busy spring season at Dish Dive and recently introduced lunch at the 22-seat restaurant (with 25 additional seats on the patio).
Because they run the business with such a lean team, Myers indicated that Dive Market would likely be put on the backburner while still moving through the permitting process.
However, fans of the Dish Dive team should not worry.
“It’s going to happen and it’s going to be a cool spot,” said Myers.