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October 2009 Archive

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RESTAURANT NEWS

Openings

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News Bytes

Hugh Acheson to Launch New Restaurant in 2010
Hugh Acheson has teamed up with Jamestown, an investment firm, to execute a lease for space at 999 Peachtree St. for a restaurant to open in the spring of 2010. To be called Empire State So., the restaurant will be a contemporary, casual take on the classic Southern "meat ‘n' three," and will offer breakfast, lunch and dinner. An early proponent of local and sustainable food sources, Acheson, who owns Five & Ten and The National in Athens, will open his newest establishment in a building that is "green" sensitive, as it's pursuing LEEDS certification and will have, despite its solidly urban situation, an herb and vegetable garden and outdoor dining. Five & Ten, 1653 S. Lumpkin St., Athens, GA 30606, 706-546-7300.
 
Sun Dial Closes Temporarily for Window Repairs
Atlanta's Sun Dial Restaurant, Bar & View  closed temporarily as of October 5, 2009, to allow the restaurant's windows that look out onto its impressive view to be replaced. A massive tornado had damaged many of the windows at The Westin Peachtree Plaza in March 2008, so now all 6,350 windows, including those in the tri-level Sun Dial, will be replaced. The hotel's café will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner during this period. The hotel swayed two feet in either direction as it was designed to do during the storm. The Sun Dial Restaurant, Bar & View, The Westin Peachtree Plaza, 210 Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30303, 404-589-7506.
 


Chef Shuffle

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Closings

CLOSED FOR GOOD
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Flood damage in September 2009 has caused Canoe to close its doors pending a cleanup of the facility. The restaurant sits along the banks of the Chattahoochee River, a setting that draws many customers who enjoy dining in full view of the river. But with excessive rainfall, the river leaps its banks and can embrace the restaurant. The hope is that the restaurant is back up and running sometime around mid November. Meanwhile, numerous restaurants are holding fund-raising events to benefit their colleague establishment and the small area farms that were inundated by the deluge. Canoe, 4199 Paces Ferry Rd., Atlanta, GA 30339, 770-432-2663.
 

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