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Modern Restaurant and Bar remains closed due to “unforeseen circumstances”

Courtesy of Tommorow's News Today

Courtesy of Tommorow's News Today

A few weeks ago, Tomorrow’s News Today first reported that management of Modern Restaurant and Bar in Buckhead posted a mysterious sign on their door stating that “Due to unforeseen circumstances, Modern will be closed through Sunday night. We will reopen Monday, March 18th.” Yet here we are today, nearly into April, and the doors remain shut.

A call into the restaurant gives a similar message as the sign, adding that they are working on “improvements to our menu, staff, and service” until they re-open. The exact causes for the closure remain unconfirmed, all signs point towards a drastic re-organization within the still-new restaurant.

It seems that not only has Modern parted ways with its PR firm, Vigor Marketing, and the current word on the street is that both Executive Chef Mark Alba and the general manager are no longer on staff. Nothing has yet been confirmed as to whether Alba is in fact gone from the kitchen of Modern, or the circumstances in which he left, so much of this remains only rumor at this point, but the repeated delays in reopening certainly raises the eyebrows.

Think you have some insight into what is really going on at Modern? Or think you have a theory? Let’s hear about it in the comments, or email me directly with any tips.

- By Jon Watson, Food & More blog

9 comments Add your comment

Veliki Kardinal

March 29th, 2013
5:33 am

[Moderated for being a spammer and a jerk.]

Baltisraul.......

March 29th, 2013
8:16 am

A new place that is closed under special circumstances like Modern, may not have a bright future.

Does ayone know about the brunch resturant, mid-town, I believe, that was not open for Sunday brunch? Can’t imagine that unique marketing ploy helped their business. It was reviewed here last year by the AJC.

[...] Modern Restaurant and Bar remains closed due to “unforeseen circumstances” [...]

RK

March 29th, 2013
12:05 pm

What the? It’s been open for what, 2 months?

Anton Chigurh

March 29th, 2013
2:51 pm

Don’t kid yourselves, it’s gone for good.

Kirk

March 29th, 2013
3:04 pm

@Veliki Kardinal, Really? You spam a food blog?

Bob from Accounttemps

April 1st, 2013
9:14 am

I foresaw it. Very high prices for average food in an over-large space. Seems like the higher end spots in that area of Piedmont are having a tough time of it.

Baltisraul.......

April 2nd, 2013
9:45 am

Bob from……it is not just the Piedmont area that has difficulity supporting these types of resturants. It has ben happening in Atl since early 2007.

GaPeachy

April 2nd, 2013
4:06 pm

I don’t want anyone to loose there job but they raised rent on (Copelands) a tenant that had been there for a really long time and had profitable business. They never should have closed that spot, the business buffet at lunch was great to take clients.