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So long Usher, Hello Taco…

Well, that didn’t take long. Michele Sedgwick, who owns the Sedgwick Restaurant Group with her husband Chris, has confirmed that a franchise location of the couple’s slammin’ Pure Taqueria in Alpharetta will open in the defunct Inman Park location of the Grape. Yes, that Grape. The one that was owned by Usher. 

Quoth Usher:

I’m always on the top, tonight I’m on the bottom

‘Cause we trading places

Another franchise location of Pure Taqueria will also open in Duluth this year. No word on when either will open.

11 comments Add your comment

Tom Stanley

January 14th, 2009
6:15 pm

I was on Yahoo and found your blog. Read a few of your other posts. Good work. I am looking forward to reading more from you in the future.

Tom Stanley

Timothy in Atlanta

January 15th, 2009
5:32 pm

*BLINK* I just went in there a week or two ago for the first time. No one else was there, but I have to say, it was a nice experience. Go figure.


January 15th, 2009
6:16 pm

It always seemed kind of empty when I drove by. Let’s hope Pure puts some more life on that block.


January 16th, 2009
9:24 am

The other businesses in that part of Inman Park seem to be doing well so I’m kind of surprised. I’ve been to the cigar bar there and there’s always a good crowd, but the Grape always looked empty.

Terry Sagedy

January 16th, 2009
9:35 am

Please let them realize they need to take down those hideous awnings or surely they’ll gain the moniker “Purple Taqueria.” Concerned Inman Park citizen.


January 16th, 2009
10:30 am

That is great! I used to work in alpharetta and the ONLY thing I miss is eating at Pure Taqueria. They have some great mexican food. Yes, really almost true mexican, not tex-mex. The Original El Taco better watch out….


January 16th, 2009
11:39 am

Terry – Agreed. That purple awning says Grape soda more than wine. It was really funny when the place opened and I went to sit down and have a glass of wine with Usher for the story and everything was purple — the walls, the furniture, even Usher’s clothes. It felt a little like wandering onto the set of HR Pufnstuf…

Brian — Nothing else good in Alpharetta?


January 20th, 2009
9:21 am

another Taqueria del Sol Knock-off. We will see how long they last


January 23rd, 2009
9:48 pm

If you have not had the chance to go to “PURE” in Alpharetta, you are missing out! I’m excited that they are coming to this area….It’s really great.


January 26th, 2009
3:47 pm

Wow, Pure Taqueria is fun and funky with really great Mexican food and a MUCH better fit for the neighborhood than the Grape. Looking forward to those margaritas!


October 6th, 2009
5:43 pm

there is already life on that block i find it every night! Maybe you should stay in “hip” buckhead.

Inman Park res.