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