What Now OTP: Uncle Jack’s Meathouse Planned For Duluth, Indigo Plans Reopening + More

Outside-the-Perimeter happenings for the week of April 18.

Outside-the-Perimeter happenings for the week of April 18.

[Editor’s Note: Atlanta’s changing commercial scene may be exciting with its adaptive reuse projects, skyscrapers and hip, cutting edge concepts, but the suburbs also have some hidden gems that deserve more love. What Now Atlanta’s new weekly column What Now OTP will announce forthcoming outside-the-perimeter, metro area concepts that both urbanites and OTP residents should know about. Fitting for our focus on Atlanta restaurant, retail and real estate, OTP news will be short and abbreviated – for those who wish to know.]

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Willie “Jack” Degel – New York steakhouse restaraunteur and star of Food Network’s Restaurant Stakeout – is planning to open a new restaraunt, Uncle Jack’s Meathouse in Duluth. A hash tag on a Facebook post indicates that the location may open in June.

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Grand Champion BBQ is planning its first full-service location for historic downtown Roswell, reports Atlanta Magazine. The outpost will open at the end of this month.

After nearly nine years in Roswell, Aura Hair and Makeup is moving a short distance away to 7878 Roswell Road in the Shops of Morgan Falls, in Sandy Springs. The new salon is almost double the size of the original location at a roomy 4,000 square feet, offering the services of 16 stylists and 10 master stylists. Aura Hair and Makeup is slated to open the first week of May.


Chef Todd Hogan’s previously burned-down Roswell restaurant, Indigo, has plans to reopen reports Scoop OTP. The new concept, slated for Milton, will be a casual-upscale dinner club. The expected opening date is in late summer 2016.

What are some of your favorite metro Atlanta establishments that you think should be getting more love? Tell us below…


Julia Sirb

Julia studied Urban Planning and Economic Development at GSU's School of Policy Studies. She is interested in the way a city's built environment, policy decisions, and economy work together to shape its culture. When not typing, she's writing calligraphy or looking for the next great shot through the lens of her medium format film camera.
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