Raku Ramen Has Shuttered To Make Way For 180-Unit Student Housing Mixed-Use

Owners of the ramen joint will open Tina's Sushi and Ramen in the nearby M Street apartments next year.

Raku Ramen closed its West Midtown doors December 12 to make way for a planned 180-unit student housing mixed-use development, Eater Atlanta earlier this week first reported.

What Now Atlanta (WNA) confirmed the news Thursday on a visit to the restaurant space, at 810 Marietta Street NW.

“Raku Atlanta closed on December 12, 2017, due to a development being constructed on Marietta Street,” according to signage WNA found posted to the shuttered restaurant’s front door.

Raku Ramen’s owners have plans to open a new concept—Tina’s Sushi and Ramen—in March 2018 in the nearby M Street Apartments, at 944 Marietta Street, the signage notes.

The low-rise building where the ramen joint was situated will be demolished to make way for the new development.

Businesses at 800, 806, 808, and 818 Marietta Street, N.W., have also relocated or closed in preparation for the demolition.

Peak Campus, the company developing the new student housing project, late-2017 filed several permit applications with the City of Atlanta for the demolition, land development, and construction of the student housing development.

The developer in March had the two-acre site rezoned from an L-1 (Light Industrial) District to MRC-3 (Mixed Residential Commercial – Sector 3) District.

In addition to the apartments, the yet-to-be-named development will include 10,000 square feet of retail.

Construction on the project is set to begin in January.

Peak Campus and the owners of Raku Ramen were not immediately available for comment.

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Raku Ramen - West Midtown - Closure Signage
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Raku Ramen announced the closure via signage posted to the restaurant’s front door. | Photo: What Now Atlanta
The Raku Ramen space is now surrounded by construction fencing. | Photo: What Now Atlanta
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The Raku Ramen space is now surrounded by construction fencing. | Photo: What Now Atlanta
Peak Campus Student Housing - Former Raku Ramen
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Caleb J. Spivak

Caleb J. Spivak (CJS) is the Founder of What Now Atlanta (WNA). He was featured in The New York Times, Creative Loafing's "20 People to Watch," named "Lifestyle Blogger You Need To Know" by Rolling Out Magazine and highlighted as Atlanta's Metropolitan Male in fashion magazine, 944. WNA has been named "Best of Atlanta" by Creative Loafing, and Atlanta and Jezebel Magazines.

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  1. Why in the above story did this development file permits with Fulton County when the City of Atlanta has jurisdiction over what happens in the city? Fulton County is a completely separate government.

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