Signage at the restaurants suggest the closures are temporary, neighboring businesses say otherwise.
Paul’s Restaurant and Social Vinings, two Atlanta staples since 2005 and 2008 respectively, quietly closed their doors over the Christmas holiday.
The restaurants, owned and operated by famed Atlanta chef Paul Albrecht under parent company Great Food Group Inc., shuttered Christmas Eve, according to employees at neighboring businesses.
“The staff at Paul’s were only given a days notice,” a Peachtree Hills resident wishing to remain anonymous told What Now Atlanta (WNA) on a trip to the restaurant Wednesday night.
Signage at Paul’s Restaurant suggest the eatery, at 10 Kings Cir NE, is “closed for renovations.” Employees at neighboring businesses say the restaurants won’t be reopening.
Both restaurants’ websites and social media have been taken offline and their phone numbers disconnected. Great Food Group’s website has also been taken offline.
Albrecht was reportedly looking to sell the concepts, and listed both Paul’s and Social Vinings for sale earlier this year to no avail.
Patrick Albrecht, Paul’s son and day-to-day operator of the restaurant group, has not returned our requests for comment.
Do you think Pual’s Restaurant and Social Vinings will reopen, or is the restaurant using the old ‘closed for renovations” guise? Dish in the comments!