Moe’s Original Barbecue Klaims Kool Korners Space In Midtown

moe's barbecue to open in the kool korners space in midtown ~ what now, atlanta?
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Packing Heat

After Kool Korners was sold, bought and renovated, the new landlord tried to recruit a sandwich shop in hopes of finding a worthy replacement.

Nearly nine months later, the space has been leased to Moe’s Original Barbeque. It’s no sandwich shop but it is slated to open in January, 2011.

Michael Eric Gamble of G+G Architects purchased Kool Korners when owner, ILdefonso Ramirez, relocated to his hometown in Alabama leaving Atlanta hungry for Cuban style sandwiches.

Jerry’s Barber Shop, shown in the picture above, was all that remained of Kool Korners.

Moe’s Original Barbecue features ‘Bama-style’ pulled pork, ribs, turkey and chicken smoked over hardwood served with two unique sauces plus eight to ten traditional Southern sides and tasty desserts.

Founded in 2001 in Vail, CO by Alabama natives Mike Fernandez, Ben Gilbert and Jeff Kennedy, Moe’s has 16 locations in Denver, Englewood, Bear Creek, Fort Collins, Eagle and Vail, Colorado, Orange Beach, Daphne, Fairhope, Hoover, Vestavia Hills, Lakeview, Tuscaloosa, Huntsville, Birmingham, Alabama and Asheville, North Carolina.

Kool Korners will be home to location number 17 with plans for further expansion in the Atlanta market.

Moe’s Original Barbecue
349 14th Street
Atlanta, GA 303018

Caleb J. Spivak

Caleb J. Spivak (CJS) is the Founder of What Now Media Group, Inc., the publisher of What Now Atlanta and What Now Los Angeles.
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9 years ago

Are they taking the space with the roof top patio?

I was hoping for a neighborhood bar for that space! Doesn’t appear that they are that type of establishment…

Matt Labbe
9 years ago

Moe’s BBQ is in Vestavia Hills, AL too? Weird. That’s Kool Korners’s current home.

9 years ago

Where will people PARK????

9 years ago

They have improved the parking lot behind the restaurant so you no longer need an all terrain vehicle to get in and out of it. Also parking available along State St if the lot is full.

9 years ago

While Moe’s has a lot of locations, they are a down home, neighborhood type place with good food.

9 years ago

This is gonna be an incredible fit for the neighborhood. Great food, great atmostsphere, great patio, great place to watch all sports. 33foot bar and possibly some live music. Come Get Some!! Shooting for an open date in mid-late Jan. 2011

9 years ago

parking will also be available in the grass lot across 14th street (next to the old car wash) and in the Dentist office lot on the corner of State/14th. 13 spaces behind the restaurant and parking along State Street.

9 years ago

Dang that sounds good

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