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Escorpión is closing its Midtown doors, Owner Riccardo Ullio — the restaurateur behind U Restaurants whose portfolio includes Inman Park’s Sotto Sotto and Fritti restaurants — told What Now Atlanta in an email Sunday.
Ullio said he couldn’t reach terms with the restaurateur’s landlord for keeping Escorpión put after a decade of serving Atlantans craft tacos and margaritas. “Unfortunately, we could not agree with the landlord on a lease extension so we will be closing,” Ullio wrote.
Coro Realty — the firm looking for a new tenant — has already put “for lease” signage up at the space but Escorpión won’t close until the end of February, Ullio said.
When Escorpión first opened in 2011, at 800 Peachtree St NE STE F, it followed two short-lived restaurants in the space: Eno by Zaza and 5th Street Cafe before that.