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In the news: Gekko Sushi now open, Greek Gyros and Pizza in Sweet Auburn closing

In the space that formerly housed Repast restaurant, Gekko Sushi is now open for business. Creative Loafing is reporting that they are open for both lunch and dinner, and parking is available in the Ponce Springs Loft deck off Glen Iris. 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. (Lunch) Mondays-Fridays, 5:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. (Dinner) Mondays-Thursdays, 5:30 p.m.-11:30 p.m. Fridays, 5 p.m.-11:30 p.m. Saturdays, 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Sundays. 620 Glen Iris Drive NE, Atlanta. 404-249-4300.

Sweet Auburn Curb Market - Atlanta

Sweet Auburn Curb Market - Atlanta

Creative Loafing is also reporting that The Greek Gyros and Pizza located in the Sweet Auburn Curb Market will be closing at the end of February. Owner Johnny Gianoulidis will be relocating to Christo’s Pizza in Marietta to work with his brother.

In other news:

Down the road from The Sweet Auburn Curb Market was Harlem Bar, a lounge that closed last summer. Early reports are indicating that a Spanish themed restaurant/lounge called Spanish Harlem will be opening in its place. Details to follow at a later date.

Formerly the short lived Sichuanese restaurant Chong Qing Hot Pot (not the Chinatown food court location), Gu’s Bistro has opened under new ownership and a new chef. Sichuanese dishes are still abundant such as dan dan noodles – wheaty noodles mixed with minced pork and chili oil. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. (Lunch) Wednesdays-Mondays, 4:30 p.m.-10 p.m. (Dinner) Tuesdays-Mondays, Closed for lunch on Tuesdays. 5750-A Buford Highway, Doraville. 770-451-8118.

Blog Tomorrow’s News Today Atlanta writes that a portion of the Toco Hills building that formerly housed Edo Japanese Restaurant will be clearing the way for a fifteenth metro Atlanta La Parilla location.

285 Foodies are reporting that Tre Vietnamese Dining in Alpharetta has finally opened for business. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, Closed Sundays. 3055 North Point Parkway Suite 100 & 200, Alpharetta. 770-754-9454.

Got news? Send me your metro Atlanta news on openings, closings, events, etc. to GeneLeeAJC@gmail.com.

- by Gene Lee, Food and More blog

– Gene Lee writes about International Cuisine for the AJC Dining Team. He also publishes his own blog, Eat, Drink, Man… A Food Journal.

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