UPDATE (November 8, 2018): Massive Sidewalk Hole Pushes Olive Bistro’s Opening In Midtown
As one door closes for The Olive Bistro, another one opens.
The Mediterranean eatery in the Midtown Place shopping center, at 650 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, quietly shuttered on the last day of August.
Owners Kay and Sari Masri decided not to renew their lease.
Instead, the couple will focus on The Olive Bistro Meze and Wine Bar which is slated to open later this month on the street-level of 1075 Peachtree (anchored by Loews Hotel) in Suite 4 (entrance on Juniper across from Joe’s on Juniper.)
“The parking at Midtown Place was a disaster and the landlord did not enforce parking control or provide proper security with regards to the entrance of the center,” Kay Masri in an email Thursday told What Now Atlanta on her decision to close.
“We lost an entrance at the left turn lane on Ponce creating gridlock. So, when our renewal was up, we passed.”
On the contrary, the forthcoming location on Juniper “is an amazing location with two hours of free parking, great security, and foot traffic in an upscale neighborhood community.”
In its new and expanded home, The Olive Bistro will offer additional menu items “expanding our Middle Eastern offerings along with incredible wines.”
A location of The Olive Bistro in Vinings remains in business and will soon undergo menu upgrades of its own.
“We have not scratched the surface in Vinings.”