Owner cites increasing costs due to Memorial Drive development and impending Beltline expansion.
Jerry Slater and chef Duane Nutter opened H. Harper Station in 2010 in the midst of an economic recession with high hopes of their establishment becoming a Reynoldstown mainstay and part of the excitement along with impending Memorial Drive and adjacent Beltline development.
However, the pressure of increasing costs have led Slater to believe the venture is no longer sustainable, according to a statement the owner issued to Atlanta Magazine.
H. Harper Station’s last day of service will be April 1st, and unfortunately for regulars of the establishment, the announcement is not an April Fool’s joke.
H. Harper has been in business for five-and-a-half years, much longer than the nine months that The Depot previously operated out of the space.
It is unknown who – if anyone yet – will fill the 80-year-old former train depot space after the bar and restaurant shutters.
Slater also mentioned in his statement that he and his wife, Krista, moved to rural Morgan County, near Madison in September of last year.
“Don’t be surprised to find Krista and me establishing a business in our newfound home,” Slater hinted.
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