The restaurant’s last day in business will be March 31.
Chef Eli Kirshtein has decided to shutter The Luminary at Krog Street Market (KSM), Paces Properties, developer of the Inman Park mixed-use project, Monday announced in a press release.
The Luminary’s final day in business will be Friday, March 31, 2017.
“I am so proud of the staff, purveyors, and partners of The Luminary, and all we have achieved together. The dedication, commitment, and effort everyone has put forth over the last two and half years has been truly humbling, and I couldn’t be more appreciative of the community support we have received,” Kirshtein said in the prepared statement.
“It’s becoming more and more difficult to run a successful restaurant in a city with such a high level of saturation. With costs increasing across the board, the challenges became too great for us. I always sincerely and deeply love the city of Atlanta and the people in it. Being born and raised here and having the ability to continue my career here is a dream come true. I look forward to cooking for Atlanta again, sometime soon.”
The Luminary is one of several Krog Street Market concepts to announce closures over the past few months including The Cockentrice and The Spotted Trotter, which will be replaced by Bar Mercado, a Castellucci Hospitality Group concept and a yet-to-be-announced market stall.
And Craft Izakaya earlier this year scaled back its operation, now operating as a fast-casual sushi joint called Makimono.
“We are sad to see The Luminary prepare for their last service later this month,” Merritt Lancaster, Principal, Paces Properties, said in the release.
“We appreciate their tenancy over the last two and a half years and wish them the best of luck in the future. We look forward to announcing the tenant who will be taking over The Luminary space soon.”