According to the Atlanta Business Chronicle, three restaurants recently signed leases to open in and around the mixed-use development at 280 Elizabeth Street in Inman Park.
Chef Ford Fry will offer a spin-off of his Westside hit, The Optimist, the Kinjo Bros. will bring a new version of MF Sushi, which closed in Buckhead in 2012, and nearby Barcelona Wine Bar will debut a new casual concept called Bartaco.
The project, which includes 200 luxury apartments, retail and restaurant space, is scheduled to finish construction in early 2015.
The area, at the busy corner of Elizabeth Street and North Highland Avenue, near Savi Urban Market, Fritti/ Soto Sotto, and Pure Taqueria, has been rapidly developing for several years, which has meant traffic congestion and parking problems.
With the Beltline and the new Krog Street Market, plus Little Five Points and several other residential neighborhoods near by, am I the only one who thinks this part of Atlanta is set up to become a car-crazed urban nightmare of Los Angeles-like proportions?
NOTE: Full disclosure, as the discussion begins, I live in one of those nearby neighborhoods.
— By Bob Townsend, AJC Food and More blog.