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The Harp might be closed for good after only six-ish months in business.
Owners of the Grant Park eatery are being asked to vacate the space and pay landlord 350 Memorial LLC (a Pellerin Real Estate company) outstanding rents, according to a lawsuit filed with the Fulton County Superior Court in late-March.
What Now Atlanta (WNA) uncovered the 52-page complaint for damages Thursday after investigating a listing that went live on Tuesday putting the 3,130-square-foot space up for lease.
Pellerin Real Estate Owner Philippe Pellerin confirmed with WNA Thursday that the space was available for lease but would not comment on the lawsuit.
Pellerin is the developer of The Beacon Atlanta and is planning a food hall of sorts in the former Graveyard Tavern building.
Jarrett Gray, a co-owner of The Harp, in an email to WNA this week said he and his partners planned on keeping the restaurant open, “seeking a negotiation” with Pellerin “due to the pandemic.”
According to the complaint, Gray and his partners under company The Harp, LLC had not paid rent long before restaurants were ordered to close down in response to the novel coronavirus.
Harp Transmission originally occupied the standalone, single-story building adjacent The Oakland Cemetery.
At one point Pellerin considered turning the property into a sizeable mixed-use development but those plans got foiled.