Inman Park’s Folk Art Is Expanding to Decatur

The Southern-style eatery will replace the recently-shuttered Thumbs Up Diner.

Inman Park’s Folk Art is expanding to Decatur, according to a press release Monday.

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Co-Owners Rhoda Hill and Randy Parks will open the eatery in the former Thumbs Up Diner space, at 174 W Ponce de Leon Ave.

Folk Art is aiming for a fall 2019 debut.

“It’s the perfect place, with the perfect vibe, for Folk Art’s new location,” Parks said in the release.

“I’ve raised my family here, my first restaurant job was here. It’s just good to be back where it all started. It definitely feels full circle. I’m excited to share our great food and welcoming atmosphere with my neighbors and the wonderful community of Decatur.”

Like its original location, which first opened in 2012, Folk Art Decatur will serve Southern cuisine for breakfast, lunch, brunch, and dinner.

The full bar will serve local beers on tap.

There will be seating for 100 in the dining room, 17 seats at the bar, and a quaint 10-person patio.

Leslie Ellsworth of Studio SOGO, who designed the Inman Park Folk Art, will also design the new Decatur location.

Folk Art Decatur - Thumbs Up Diner
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Caleb J. Spivak (CJS) is the Founder of What Now Media Group, Inc., the publisher of What Now Atlanta and What Now Los Angeles.
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