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They say there’s gold at the end of every rainbow, Midtown’s Rainbow Crosswalk is no exception. For more than 23 years, Gilbert Yeremeyan has operated successful restaurants at Atlanta’s proudest intersection, 10thand Piedmont.
“We are super lucky to be supported all those years by the diverse crowd of our neighborhood and visitors alike. Our community has changed a lot since we opened,” Gilbert told Go Solo last summer. “What we provide for our guests is a place to relax, enjoy the company of some of the best folks in town, sip on a delicious cocktail, and experience some of our modern southern cuisine.”
After graduating from Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey, with a hospitality degree, Gilbert refined his management (and bartending) skills in Istanbul, and later at the Brookwood Grill in Roswell. In April 2000 he was finally able to open his own restaurant, Gilbert’s Café and Bar, at 219 10th street.
In 2013, with the help of his brother and fellow restauranteur Sean Yeremian, the neighborhood institution expanded into the former Outwrite Bookstore, and 10th and Piedmont was born. Sean would go on to found Big Table Restaurants and HOBNOB Tavern, with four Metro Atlanta locations.
Gilbert continued operating both 10th and Piedmont, known for its Southern favorites, weekend brunches and eclectic cocktails—including a world-class selection of tequilas—and G’s Midtown, a much-loved neighborhood bar.
Which is why Gilbert’s fans and supporters were surprised when 10th and Piedmont was closed yesterday—albeit temporarily. A Facebook post reassured us that the dining room and kitchen will be improved, but the new concept with have the “SAME OWNER. SAME VALUES. NEW & EXCITING VIBE.”
“Stay tuned as we will be making announcement with details in the next few days. One important detail we can disclose is that our values and commitment to our community will not change along with our beloved brunch service… Stay safe and we hope the New Year brings you health and prosperity.”
Michael Erickson of Melissa Libby and Associates, the restaurant’s PR firm, also promises more information about the restaurant’s new concept later this week.
Hopefully, they will also implement a no smoking policy for thier employees. Having servers that reak of cigerette smoke makes the dining experience less appealing.
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