According to a recent building permit application, Torch Restaurant will open at 64 3rd St NW.
The new concept will move into the existing 2,500-square foot space as is. Its predecessor was Apache Café, a popular club offering live music, open mic nights, DJs and simple soul food. According to Arts ATL, Apache left 3rd Street in 2019 due to rent increase and frustration with the dilapidated building. It has since reopened at 393 Marietta St NW.
Per the permit filing, Messay Negash is the lead architect on the project which has a projected construction cost of $50,000. Harold Singer of Atlanta-based Gibeon Consulting Group is agent for the property. The owner of the restaurant is listed as Berhane Tassaw.
Not much is known about the forthcoming concept. It is possible that the restaurant will include a bar or at least serve alcoholic beverages since a liquor license application was also filed with the city earlier this year.
According to that filing, Torch Restaurant will seat 53 guests. Operating hours will be 12 PM-12 AM on Sundays, 5 PM-12 AM Mondays thru Thursdays, and 5 PM-3 AM on Fridays and Saturdays.
What Now Atlanta has reached out for more information.