Nhan Le could be making some changes at Octopus Bar and its adjacent Vietnamese noodle shop So Ba in the East Atlanta Village (EAV.)
The restaurateur is also planning to open Supremo (referred to as “Le Taqueria” on preliminary plans) in a different part of town simultaneously.
The late-night cocktail bar and eatery, founded by Le and the late Chef Angus Brown, held a “premature” closing party June 23 in anticipation that the land where Octopus Bar and So Ba are situated would be acquired and developed into condos.
But the neighborhood early this week reportedly put a stop to those plans, Le Friday told What Now Atlanta in a telephone interview.
For now, anyway.
“Octopus Bar is open and will be open tonight, and will even be open July 4,” Le said.
A portion of the structure Octopus Bar occupies sits on land not owned by Le.
If that land gets sold, Le will “shift the eatery 100 percent on our property” by conjoining Octopus Bar with the So Ba space.
“We’ll remodel, turn the space sideways, and lose a few seats in the process.”
Le and his partner Duane Kulers are also in the planning phases of Supremo, a take-out-only taco joint housed on the same property as the new Grindhouse Killer Burgers, at 701 Memorial Drive.
Supremo will occupy the “little takeout building” near the new burger restaurant.
WNA obtained a preliminary site plan for the forthcoming taco joint, displayed below.
[Editor’s note: this article was updated with comments from Le including correcting the name of his forthcoming taqueria concept from Le Taqueria to Supremo.]