Say Farewell To These Atlanta Businesses That Won’t Be Ringing In The New Year

A roundup of the restaurants and retailers that are shuttering before 2018 (that we know of.)

The end of the year is always bittersweet—a celebration of what’s to come and a farewell to some of the businesses we’ve grown to love.

Here’s a round-up of Atlanta businesses that have closed this month/are closing before the year’s end.

Already closed:

Public House, a Roswell Square restaurant that first opened in the 1970s, shuttered the first week in December. The landlord of the building that housed the restaurant decided not to renew Public House’s lease. There are no plans for the restaurant, at 605 Atlanta Street, to open elsewhere.

Flip Burger Boutique in Buckhead closed mid-December. The gourmet burger joint, at 3655 Roswell Road NE, is survived by a location on Howell Mill Road, the last standing Atlanta-area Flip Burger. No word on what will replace the restaurant in the Tuxedo Festival Shopping Center.

Raku Ramen West Midtown’s last day was December 12. The restaurant is being razed, along with its neighbors, to make way for a 180-unit student housing development.

The Rib Ranch in Marietta was open for the last time Christmas Eve at 2 p.m.The restaurant, at 2063 Canton Road, has been in business for 35 years. It’s unclear why the nearly four-decade-old restaurant shuttered.

Rosa Mexicano abruptly shuttered in Atlantic Station Tuesday, December 26. The Mexican restaurant allegedly did not inform all of its employees of the closure ahead of time.

Closing before the end of 2017:

LDV Hospitality is shuttering its Dolce Italian concept in The Shops Buckhead Atlanta on Saturday, December 30. Dolce Italian will be the second concept that parent company LDV Hospitality has closed in the ritzy Buckhead mixed-use development this year. Corso Coffee shuttered in August and has since been replaced by Revelator Coffee spinoff The Mourning Dove.

Slice and Pint in Emory Village will close its doors on December, 30 after five years in business. The gastropub in 2014 replaced Everybody’s Pizza—which closed in 2013 after 41 years in business—and Steady Hand Pour House.

Calypso St. Barth is liquidating its inventory in the Westside Provisions District store, at 1170 Howell Mill Road. Calypso St. Barth filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection on Nov. 29, 2017, in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of New Jersey (Case No.: 17-32231 (VFP)). Resort wear, home goods, furniture and more are being offered at prices ranging from 25 to 50 percent off.

Calypso St. Barth - West Midtown Liquidation Sale
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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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