Peachtree Battle Shopping Center restaurant gets third owner
Cheyenne Grille, a 17-year-old restaurant in Buckhead, closed for the second time Feb. 6.
Steve Shamatta, owner of The Red Door Tavern, purchased the 5700-square-foot restaurant with plans to reopen on March 25, What Now Atlanta learned on a trip to the restaurant Tuesday.
Making the Cheyenne more of a “family friendly sports bar,” Shamatta said he needed a new challenge, something to “sink his teeth into” after owning and operating The Red Door Tavern for seven years.
We asked Shamatta if he thought parking would be a problem considering Boneheads owner, Ron Barber, claimed he closed the Peachtree Battle location located across the lot because there wasn’t enough.
“No,” Shamatta said. “There are 681 spaces for parking and most of these businesses are closed around dinner time.”
Jonathan Sheer, consultant and head chef for Cheyenne, told What Now Atlanta it’s “as if the new owners are opening a brand new restaurant.”
Cheyenne will offer “really good bar food,” according to Sheer, who added the restaurant is not “pretending to be anything else.”
Cheyenne will offer a new kids menu, but get this– menu prices are determined by the child’s height.
Using a life-sized cartoon of Stewie from Family Guy with measurements numbered out from head to toe, the restaurant will charge patrons ten cents per inch tall their child is.
“If your child is 35 inches, their meal is $3.50,” said Sheer. This will apply to kids 48 inches and less.
Ben Newton, a food salesman for Crisco working with the Buckhead restaurant, said the previous owners didn’t do a good job keeping the place clean which has caused major delay’s in their reopening.
“The kitchen was filthy,” said Newton. “What took the longest was just cleaning the place out.”
Taking the previous health score from a 56 to a 98, “everything is ready to go,” according to Newton.
2391 Peachtree Road NE Ste B1C
Atlanta, GA 30305