Phipps Plaza’s newest restaurant falls off the Atlanta dining map after 131 days.
Well, that didn’t last long.
Latitude Food and Drink is closing its Buckhead location after a mere 131 days. John Kessler with the Atlanta Journal Constitution (AJC) first reported the news.
The Phipps Plaza restaurant owned by chef Micah Willix (former executive chef for Ecco), will close after dinner service tonight, according to Kessler’s report.
Latitude opened 131 days ago on November 11, 2011 in space formerly belonging to The Grape — that’s only 3,120 hours or 187,200 minutes or 11,232,000 seconds that the restaurant was opened for business.
Here’s an excerpt from the statement released today about Latitude’s closing:
While Latitude has been grateful for the support of diners, neighbors and friends, the current economic environment and lower than anticipated sales have led ownership to make this unfortunate decision. Chef Micah Willix enjoyed the opportunity to expand his culinary boundaries with Latitude’s globally inspired cuisine and is currently looking for a new and exciting opportunity.
Latitude was not immediately available for comment.