Midtown Tavern Has Been Purchased By Jungle Owner

Event promoter Keith Young is in on the deal.

Richard Cherskov, founder of the now-shuttered Jungle dance club along with nightlife event promoter Keith Young, Monday closed on the purchase of Midtown Tavern, according to a thoughtful report by Project Q Atlanta.

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Cherskov and Young secured a long-term lease with the purchase of the 5,500-square-foot restaurant, at 554 Piedmont Avenue NE.

“In the coming weeks, the gay nightlife veterans plan to expand on the venue’s food and entertainment offerings to add drag shows and Sunday brunch,” according to Project Q.

The restaurant will undergo some remodeling—think paint and minor renovations—but “we are not changing the name,” Cherskov Tuesday told What Now Atlanta in an email.

“It will remain Midtown Tavern.”


In the meantime, click here to read Project Q’s coverage in its entirety.

Midtown Tavern - Greenhouse
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[Editor’s note: An earlier version of this article questioned whether or not Midtown Tavern would be rebranded as “Greenhouse” under the new ownership. Cherskov says the name will remain.]

Caleb J. Spivak

Caleb J. Spivak is the Founder of What Now Media Group, Inc. Check out our publications in your city: Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Diego, and San Francisco.
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Jaymi Cee
Jaymi Cee
4 years ago

That will be interesting. I haven’t been to Midtown Tavern in years, but it was a lifeline when I first moved to Atlanta. I used to go to karaoke there a few times a month and it really helped me feel better about my new home city. Plus the burger was fantastic…always a good sign!

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