Virginia-Highland will be home to a one-stop-shop eatery of sorts when Kinship opens this fall, at 1019 Virginia Ave NE, in space adjacent to Paolo’s Gelato Italiano and the forthcoming Pizza By The Slice. The “multi-faceted foodservice space” will be a combination of a butcher shop, grocery store, and cafe, according to a press release Tuesday. It will also retail cheese and wine and offer boxed meals to go, replacing a portion of the former Goin’ Coastal space
Co-Owners Myles Moody and Rachael Pack, who both have hospitality backgrounds, will get its goods from local sources when possible through partnerships with local farms and food purveyors.
“We had the dream of doing in life what we love to do most but sought an environment where honesty, community, and family come first,” Moody said in the release. “We intend to translate our Michelin-level attention to detail, organizational and management systems, and approach to the customer experience to this new concept in Atlanta to set us apart and to ensure our success.”
Moody, an Atlanta native, has worked with James Beard Award-winning chef Linton Hopkins before going on to work at both of Hopkins’ Atlanta institutions Holeman & Finch and Restaurant Eugene. Upon relocating to New York, he began to train in several Michelin-starred kitchens (Atera, Blue Hill, Blue Hill at Stone Barns, Eleven Madison Park, Aska) and was part of the Eleven Madison Park team that won San Pellegrino’s “Best Restaurant in the World” title in 2017.
Pack has worked in many facets of the food industry including, cook, writer, sommelier, and director. Upon moving to New York in 2015, she was integral to the launch of food and travel site New Worlder, as well as serving as Recipe Editor. She soon found herself seeking a more creative, service-focused side of the restaurant industry, which led her to become a sommelier at Angie Mar’s restaurant, The Beatrice Inn.
Kinship’s home, built in 1910, is owned by Gene Kansas Commercial Real Estate.
“When we imagined what this historic preservation could be we dreamed about a welcoming, casual place of quality of and for the neighborhood,” Kansas said in the release. “We are thrilled the dream is becoming a reality. We’re so happy to be part of the neighborhood and quite happy to welcome Kinship to the Va-Hi Building.”
An opening is expected in fall 2020.