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Devin Chambers will be opening a new Black-owned business, Topshelf Restaurant & Lounge, in Fayetteville this spring.
The restaurant has a projected soft opening of May 1.
“We’re just waiting on some liquor permits from the state of Georgia,” Chambers said.
Owner of The Little Gritty Food Truck, which specializes in grits-based dishes and is currently operating daily, Chambers is hoping the restaurant and hookah lounge will provide a different kind of eating option for Atlanta.
Chambers is also a Chef who relocated to Georgia after opening his first successful restaurant in Maryland.
“We’re going to offer a separate hookah lounge apart from the restaurant and want it to have a casual vibe where you could come after work and eat some good food, have a drink & smoke some hookah as well as schedule a business lunch meeting in the lounge,” he said.
Chambers said the menu at the full-service seafood will serve crab cakes with a cajun twist.
“We’ll have salads, wings, cajun pasta, blackened salmon, crab fingers, and of course shrimp and grits,” he said.
Moving to 174 Glynn St. N. in Fayetteville, Topshelf Restaurant & Lounge has found a good spot to grow.