Sean and Amber Germain – the local restaurateurs behind concepts such as Sean’s Harvest Market, Sean’s Heart of the Park, and Sean’s Candler Park – recently signed a lease for their new 24-hour restaurant, Little Five Diner, that will reside in a mixed-use development taking shape along Moreland Ave in Little Five Points, as first reported by the Atlanta Business Chronicle.
Given the scope of the project, Sean Germain tells What Now Atlanta that the goal is to “be the first place to open in the new development,” adding, “our opening date will be in line with the readiness of the building. Right now it’s looking like mid-2025.”
When it does open, however, Germain says “[Little Five Diner] is going to be 24-hours, it’s going to be a locally-sourced, chef-driven menu, it’s going to be a compressed, kind of tight menu – just breakfast and lunch items – and it’s going to be in the classic diner form,” before clarifying, “It’s not going to be a vintage diner, it’s going to be an actual contemporary restaurant, and affordable.”
Meanwhile, Germain told the Atlanta Business Chronicle, “I’ve been eyeing a diner in Little Five Points for a long time because I personally am a big lover of diners and diner food. I feel like it’s missing in that neighborhood.”
Although the ambiance will eschew any sort of nostalgia, the “compact and affordable menu” will doubtlessly be inspired by timeless diner options – albeit made with locally sourced ingredients, in a nod to the sustainable-minded consumer of today – such as skillet hash potatoes, pancakes, burgers, and BLT sandwiches, according to the Atlanta Business Chronicle.
“We don’t want to be a concept restaurant,” Germain is quoted as saying. “We want to be that place that you want to go to every day.”
This article was updated to include a quote and additional information from Sean Germain.