Southern Proper Opening New Midtown Tin Lizzy’s In July, Will Not Renew Big Ketch Roswell Lease

'Refreshed' taqueria replaces Princi Italia on Crescent and 12th, will offer a 'Palm Springs, midcentury, surfer feel' in its design.
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Southern Proper Hospitality (SPH) is gearing up to open a brand new Tin Lizzy’s in Midtown.

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The taqueria replaces Princi Italia, which closed in 2019 at 77 12th St. NE, and is a relocation of its existing Midtown location up the street, at 1136 Crescent Ave. NE.

Chris Hadermann, a founding partner of Tin Lizzy’s parent company SPH told What Now Atlanta Tuesday in a telephone interview that the new taqueria is expected to open in July 2020.

“Our Tin Lizzy’s brand is 15 years old so with the new space we wanted to offer a fresh design package,” Hadermann said.

“Think Palm Springs, midcentury, surfer feel, complete with a great, large outdoor patio that wraps the whole space.”

In addition to opening the new Tin Lizzy’s, Hadermann and his partners have been working feverishly to get all of SPH’s other restaurant concepts back online after being forced to temporarily close in early-April to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

In doing so, the company has decided to not renew the lease for its Big Ketch restaurant in Roswell, at 1105 Canton St., which was up for renewal this year after five years, Hadermann said.

The company is also working with its landlord at The Point (formerly Emory Point) to keep its Tin Lizzy’s open there, despite erroneous reports from other outlets that it had already permanently closed.

Here’s the latest on all of SPH’s reopenings:

Tin Lizzy’s

Opened for dine-in Wednesday, May 13 in Perimeter, Buckhead, Downtown, East Cobb, Kennesaw, and Sugarloaf. Also, open for takeaway and delivery.

Mall of Georgia reopening for dine-in and takeaway on May 27.

Grant Park is currently open for takeaway and will reopen for dine-in on May 27 following some renovations.

Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails

Reopened for dine-in on Thursday, May 14.

The Big Ketch Buckhead

Reopening for dine-in starting on Wednesday, May 20.

Gypsy Kitchen and The Southern Gentleman

Reopening for dine-in starting on Wednesday, May 27.

Ocean & Acre

Reopening for dine-in on Wednesday, June 3. Currently open for takeaway.

Chido & Padre’s

Reopening summer 2020.

The Blind Pig

Reopening summer 2020.

“We’re taking the reopenings of our restaurants very seriously as is the whole Atlanta restaurant community, by and large,” Hadermann said.

“Our goal is to reopen all of our restaurants and get our employees back to work.”

Caleb J. Spivak

Caleb J. Spivak (CJS) is the Founder of What Now Media Group, Inc., the publisher of What Now Atlanta and What Now Los Angeles.
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