UPDATE (April 25, 2018): Sugar Factory American Brasserie Leases Former Mi Cocina Space at 1010 Midtown
The Midtown Mile is looking more and more out of reach with the closure of a major restaurant in the heart of the 14-consecutive blocks on Peachtree Street – “Atlanta’s signature boulevard” – over the weekend.
Mi Cocina, the Texas-based Tex-Mex restaurant in the 12th and Midtown development, at 1080 Peachtree St NE, abruptly shuttered Saturday.
“It is with a heavy heart that we close our restaurant here in Atlanta,” Mi Cocina posted to its Facebook page early Sunday morning. “We have thoroughly enjoyed our time here and hope you will visit us in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.”
A sign posted to the main entrance of Mi Cocina shares the same message.
“We do not have any further comment about closing our restaurant other than to thank our Familia – our incredible team members and loyal guests – for a wonderful four years in Midtown,” a spokesperson told What Now Atlanta in an email after a request for comment Monday.
Mi Cocina first opened its Midtown doors October 2012. An estimated $1.5 Million was spent building out the massive 8,800-square-foot space including an outdoor seating area and mezzanine.
The two-level restaurant had 265 seats, including a 40-seat bar with banquettes, tables and bar stools and two private dining rooms.
Neighboring CB2 closed its Midtown Mile doors late last year and across the street in the same development Republic of Couture, a 6,500-square-foot fashion boutique, shared the same fate the year prior.
But those are only the Peachtree Street closures.
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