The Shed at Glenwood Shutters For Good After 12 Years of Service

Co-Owner Rich Spillane cites the pandemic as the decision for closing down the longstanding Glenwood Park restaurant.
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The Shed at Glenwood is the city’s latest restaurant to fall victim to the pandemic. The longtime Glenwood Park restaurant, at 475 Bill Kennedy Way SE., has closed its doors for good, the Atlanta-Journal Constitution Wednesday first reported. Co-Owner Rich Spillane confirmed the news in an email to What Now Atlanta.

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“Unfortunately, due to the pandemic we could not responsibly and safely stay open,” Spillane said. “It was a difficult decision to shut our doors and we appreciate the support the community gave us while we were open.” As with many of Atlanta’s restaurants, The Shed closed its doors in March to slow the spread of COVID-19 as mandated by local governments and never reopened.

Founded in 2008 serving new American, farm-to-table cuisine, The Shed gained notoriety from 2012 to 2015 during a stint with Chef Todd Richards helming the kitchen. Richards went on to run several other restaurants including The Pig & The Pearl in Atlantic Station and recently debuted a new East Lake barbecue restaurant.

Movement in Glenwood Park doesn’t seem to be slowing in terms of new food and beverage options. In recent weeks both Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams and Bond-inspired Vesper bar both opened nearby.

Caleb J. Spivak

Caleb J. Spivak is the Founder of What Now Media Group, Inc. Check out our publications in your city: Atlanta, Austin, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Jacksonville, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Memphis, Miami, Nashville, New York, Orlando, Orange County, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle and Tampa.

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  1. The Shed has had the same tired menu for years and an indifferent staff that would rather smoke than serve. We used to enjoy the place but couldn’t take it anymore. We’d “try again” every few months, but would always regret. Great space so let’s hope something good moves in!

  2. I thought this news was confirmed several months ago. Anyway, it was a good restaurant that did well by its neighborhood for a long time.

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