Front Burner: Ibiza, Savor Specialty Foods to close
Ibiza (AJC Staff)
We’ve been kind of behind the curve lately on reporting restaurant openings and closings here on Food and More. So with a formal and grateful tip of the hat to three blogs that do a great job of getting the scoop — Creative Loafing’s Omnivore, Foodie Buddha, Atlanta Magazine’s Covered Dish blog and Tomorrow’s News Today – Atlanta — I regurgitate these bits of news.
- Ibiza Restaurant & Lounge – the South Buckhead spot adjacent to Imperial Fez — will close at the end of the month. The Web site claims the lease will not be renewed “at this location,” offering some hope the tapas bar/hookah lounge/soft lighting mecca will reopen elsewhere.
- Savor Specialty Foods in Peachtree Battle Shopping Center will close at the end of the week. This market has tried to straddle that difficult line between operating as a high-end deli and stocking its shelves like a boutique — with housewares and fancy dry goods. We’ll see how Linton Hopkins and crew will fare with their plans to open Drover’s Market in that neighborhood.
- Sugar Shack — the new bakery cafe in Brookhaven from the Metrotainment restaurant group — has pushed its opening to early August, according to its Twitter feed. The Web site promises coffee, sandwiches and desserts.
- Highland Bakery has opened its Midtown satellite in the 1180 Peachtree building.