An East Lake development has signed leases with two additional restaurant owners, which brings a total of four restaurants to the corner of Hosea L. Williams Drive and 2nd Avenue.
In addition, the next phase of development on the northeast corner is on track and will include additional restaurants and mixed-use space, according to Nathan Bolster, one of the partners with ReDevStudio and Hosea + 2nd.
Robert Phalen, chef at the well-know One Eared Stag, will open Mary Hoopa’s House of Fried Chicken & Oysters sometime next spring, Bolster said. The casual restaurant will specialize in fried chicken and raw, grilled and baked oysters, according to an article in the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
Also opening next spring is Mix’d Up Burgers, which has another location in Grant Park.
Earlier this year, developers announced Poor Hendrix, the creation of James Beard Award-nominated pastry chef Aaron Russell and his wife Jamie Russell. Poor Hendrix is on track to open in late October, Bolster said.
The three restaurants will go into the southeast corner of the development, which has two buildings on Hosea that have been renovated and one new building on 2nd Avenue that is new construction.
The Greater Good BBQ, a casual, family friendly restaurant in a converted gas station, is already open on the northwest corner.
The latest restaurants build on the original vision for the development, Bolster said, focusing on independent and locally-owned restaurants within a walkable community. The corner is easily accessible from the East Lake, Oakhurst, and Kirkwood neighborhoods.
Additional details about the development and leasing information can be found on the Hosea + 2nd website.
The next phase of the development – 7,000 square feet of new construction – will also be one or two-story buildings, Bolster said. It will have likely have a restaurant, a coffee shop, retail space and some office space.
“This is a personal project for us,” Bolster said, describing what they hope to create in the development. “We are native, intown Atlantans, and we respect the fabric of these communities.”