death uncovered in east atlanta: vino libro

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death uncovered in east atlanta: vino libro


Closed: "Book Of Wine"

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Vino Libro, a restaurant whose focus was on wine tastings and small plates, has closed in Glenwood Park.

Considering its hidden location at 933 Garrett street in East Atlanta, it makes sense that very few Atlantans had any idea that this restaurant was closed for well over a week now.

All signage has been removed, the space has been gutted and a "for lease" sign has already been put placed front and center.

Considering the nearby restaurants, Vickery's Bar and Grill and Matador Mexican Cantina, we're not at all surprised that they've closed. The food portion size to price ratio was off balance at Vino libro.


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Vino Libro
933 Garrett St SE # 103
Atlanta, GA 30316

Vino Libro

933 Garrett St SE # 103 Atlanta, GA 30316
Caleb J. Spivak
Caleb 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.

10 responses to “death uncovered in east atlanta: vino libro

  1. About time this place shut down! This place was becoming a neighborhood annoyance. The place began as a nice little bistro and wine bar. Pricey but nice. Somehow it morphed into a noisy, out of control bar with a seemingly out-of-place crowd. Patrons knew this place was located in the middle of a neighborhood but that didn't seem to matter when it came to being noisy into the early morning hours. The neighborhood finally gets some peace and quietness back.

  2. Wow, I can't believe that place closed down. It was such a nice atmosphere and it was always at maximum capacity. In fact, it was the only establishment in the area that consistently had a nice-sized crowd. I'm sure they didn't close for monetary reasons. There had to be some politics involved. (See first comment)

  3. I really liked that place. It didn't seem overly noisy to me. It's sad to see it go. My wife and I drove from Southwest Atlanta. I guess we were part of the "out-of-place" crowd.

  4. As a Medical Device Sales Rep and being affiliated with a non-profit organization this was one of my favorite places in Atlanta. I hosted a number of business meeting with my doctors and business associated there.
    There was always great networking as it was the little hide-a-way spot for business professionals, politicians, doctors, and etc in the community. Also many organizations hosted wine tastings at this location. The live music and ambiance was great and it was a wonderful place for like minded people to connect. The place was always packed so I assumed that there was no way that it had to do with price point or anything of that nature. Vino Libro had a very strong following.
    I must agree with the other patrons about the first comment “out of place” crowd. I find that comment to very interesting to say that least being that many diverse business professionals frequented Vino Libro, and in Atlanta I do not think that is “out of place”.

  5. Not that I feel compelled to leave my 2 cents, seeing that everyone except for the first commentator spoke my sediments EXACTLY as I would of worded it. I actually had the opportunity to speak to a good friend of the owner and Ms. Joanne you’re absolutely right about it being about "politics." The individual or company that he was leasing the property from spontaneously, without warning toward John that he would no longer be leasing that unit to him, he made up some erroneous excuse and the end result is pretty obvious, we, the "out-of-place crowd" must find another place to enjoy the company of individuals similar to ourselves. Speaking as one of the people who frequented the place often, a lack of revenue and it’s “hidden location” were not the down fall of this business, it was the rather closed-minded residents, such as the author of this article as well as a commentator whom will remain faceless and nameless. Viva Vino Libro.
    P.S I heard John is looking for other places to lease, keep your fingers crossed. 🙂

  6. I had a gentleman take me out on a date last night and this was the first place I mentioned to him. I was very disappointed to see it was no longer there.
    I knew it would of been the perfect place to have a glass of wine and a comfy spot to talk.

    I hope the owner finds a new place if they closed due to the location.

  7. Why is everyone afraid to say that Vino Libro closed due to racially motivated reasons! There is no possible way this business was lacking financially. It's amazing that this spot was mentioned as being 'out of place' due to the fact that it rests within a neighborhood. Well doesn't Buckhead??!! Please correct me if I am wrong but I am almost certain that Buckhead has a STRIP of bars and nightclubs surrounded by a community of high priced condos, townhouses and apartments and despite the hour early closing recently enforced; Buckhead will ALWAYS be known for the best bar hopping strip in Atlanta!

  8. I was there two years ago and heard Days Ahead there. It was a perfect night. I wanted to recommend it to a friend who's going to be there for the weekend. Very sad...

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