Larkin On Memorial Secures Leases For Taqueria del Sol, Ramen Station

The Grant Park development is projected to open in Summer 2017.

The Grant Park development is projected to open in Summer 2017.

Taqueria del Sol and Ramen Station will open at the forthcoming Larkin on Memorial development that’s taking shape in Grant Park, Paces Properties, the developer behind the project, Wednesday announced in a press release.

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The two eateries join the recently-announced Grant Park Market as the first tenants to be unveiled at the 63,000-square-foot adaptive reuse re-development project, projected to open Summer 2017.

“Our vision for Larkin is to create a small town neighborhood shopping, dining and working experience for locals to use and enjoy several times a week,” Merritt Lancaster, a principal with Paces, said in the release.

“We are pleased to welcome both of these remarkable tenants to the project and to the Grant Park dining scene. We see these additions as a step towards solidifying that vision.”

Taqueria del Sol was picked by Bon Appétit and Food Network as a “Top American Restaurant,” and owners Mike Klank and Chef Eddie Hernandez were nominated for the James Beard Foundation Award for Outstanding Restaurateurs. Seiber Design will handle Taqueria’s architecture and interior design for the freestanding 2,200-square-foot location which will feature anoutdoor patio area.

“We were drawn to the look and feel of the former Veteran’s Radiator Building,” Klank said.

“We believe the Grant Park area along the Memorial Drive corridor is the next up and coming place to be. This is an area and customer base we are not currently reaching so we are excited to bring Taqueria del Sol to this new audience.”

Ramen Station, the latest concept from restaurateur partners Michael Lo and George Yu, the team behind Makan Restaurant & Bar in Decatur and the forthcoming Suzy Siu’s Baos in Krog Street Market, will take a 1,700-square-foot space at Larkin on Memorial.

The Japanese Ramen Shop will be centered on crafting the ramen bowls filled with artisan noodles from Sun Noodle, rich made-from-scratch broths, and fresh and local meats and vegetables.

“Every great neighborhood needs a great casual and inviting Ramen shop and we are excited to bring that to Grant Park,” Yu said.

“Ramen needs to be more accessible than it is today in Atlanta; we want to serve affordable bowls of ramen that can be enjoyed any day but also offer more deluxe ingredients as add-ons to make one’s bowl more special.”

Larkin on Memorial, located at 519 Memorial Drive across from historic Oakland Cemetery, is seeking office and retail tenants off­ering a range of essential, everyday services and provisions for nearby neighborhoods from a dry-cleaner and a nail salon, to a variety of retail and office users, as well as additional restaurant options.

Caleb J. Spivak

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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4 years ago

How many friggin tacos places are needed on Memorial along that section? Jeeezus. This would be the7th place! (Tin Lizzy’s, Six Feet, Republic Mezcalitos, Mi Barrio, and even Doc Cheys all make tacos!)

Robbert Madlem
4 years ago
Reply to  jane

Exactly what I was thinking. I love a taco but this is crazy.
How about working out a deal for Stone Soup Kitchen?
Maybe even with new ownership but same idea?
I know there has to be someone out there.

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