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Massive Sidewalk Hole Pushes Olive Bistro's Opening In Midtown

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Massive Sidewalk Hole Pushes Olive Bistro's Opening In Midtown

Vinings location will host winemaker tasting event November 9 originally planned in Midtown.

The Olive Bistro Meze and Wine Bar won't open this weekend in Midtown as originally planned.

A massive hole has been dug into the sidewalk outside the restaurant's front door so that the landlord can access pipes for nearby tenants.

"We were planning to open this week but my landlord had a plumbing breakdown and the pipes that needed to be accessed for other tenants are located under our concrete sidewalk," Kay Masri, co-owner at Olive Bistro, in an email Thursday told What Now Atlanta.

"They have ripped out the sidewalk and we have a huge hole where our entry is."

The timing couldn't have been worse as a winemaker from France has flown to Atlanta for what would have been the restaurant's grand opening event tomorrow night.

But all is not lost.

The winemaker tasting event will instead be held at the Olive Bistro's sister location in Vinings, at 3300 Cobb Parkway SE, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, November 9.

"I cannot believe this," Masri said.

"We were so ready to open."

Masri is hopeful the sidewalk will be restored over the weekend and that Olive Bistro will open Monday, November 12.

Masri and her co-owner husband Sari earlier this year did not renew the lease for the Midtown Place location of the restaurant.

Olive Bistro Meze and Wine Bar Midtown Atlanta
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Caleb Spivak

Caleb J. Spivak (CJS) is the Founder of What Now Atlanta (WNA). He was featured in The New York Times, Creative Loafing's "20 People to Watch," named "Lifestyle Blogger You Need To Know" by Rolling Out Magazine and highlighted as Atlanta's Metropolitan Male in fashion magazine, 944. WNA has been named "Best of Atlanta" by Creative Loafing, and Atlanta and Jezebel Magazines.

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