The Spence, the Midtown restaurant that celebrity chef Richard Blais opened this year, closed its doorways permanently over the past weekend. The ultimate day’s service was Saturday, an agent for Concentrics Restaurants, The Spence’s parent company, confirmed.

More information around the “hotel qualities” Amick pointed out wasn’t immediately available. Chef Mihoko Obunai is partnering with Concentrics to open Nexto in Old 4th Ward at 822 Rob McGill Blvd. NE. The ramen shop is presently on the right track to start service in August.

“The Spence demonstrated to become a thrilling concept just like we’d wished,” Concentrics founder Bob Amick stated inside a statement presented to Eater Atlanta. “We were not positively searching for purchasers, however when i was contacted the offer made lots of sense. We’re not at liberty to go over who the purchasers are at the moment as it is still private.

A few years after relocating to North Park and considerably reducing his role in the restaurant, Blais formally vacated The Spence’s executive chef position in March 2015. The Top Chef lifer and Atlanta expat was changed by Wesley True, who spent just three several weeks in the kitchen area before Concentrics decided to discover: “I was huge fans and incredibly supportive of Wesley from the first day but, regrettably, we didn’t obtain the same in exchange.Inch True was quickly hired as executive chef at The Optimist, and he appeared on Season 13 of Top Chef.

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“However, you want the brand new proprietors best wishes once we look toward concentrating on three new Atlanta concepts (Nexto and 2 hotel qualities with particulars to become introduced soon) in addition to several concepts across the nation opening in 2016 to 2018.”

The area at 75 Fifth St. NW could soon be occupied by more names well-known towards the Atlanta restaurant scene. A tipster by having an ear down informs Eater Atlanta the proprietors of The General Muir and West Egg Coffee shop might be eying it to spread out second outposts for Fred’s Meat &amplifier Bread and Yalla, their Krog Street Market stalls. Partner Jennifer Manley confirmed the thought of growing Fred’s and Yalla with joint locations has been considered, but stated “there is nothing concrete worth discussing at this time.Inch

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