Photo: Yvonne Zusel/Atlanta Restaurant Scene
Photo: Yvonne Zusel/Atlanta Restaurant Scene

My Friend’s Growler shop in Grant Park to close next month

A Grant Park beer and growler shop is closing its doors after several years on Memorial Drive.

My Friend’s Growler shop announced plans to shutter next month on its Facebook page:

It’s been 1 year, 7 months, and 17 days since I bought MFGS.
I knew that being a small business owner was going to be a rocky road, and the stats were against me.
Did you know that 70% of small businesses cease operations before their 10th year, and that 30% of them don’t make it to year three?
Unfortunately, My Friend’s Growler Shop is now a part of that 30%, but that’s not the whole story.

Owner Brittany Wilkey posted further information on the closure, including details on gift cards and closing deals.

Over the last year, 7 months, and 17 days, I have made so many wonderful friends. I have tasted hundreds of amazing beers. I have been able to pet so many dogs. And I have brought a smile to so many people.
That, my friends, has been worth all of the heartache of saying goodbye.
I would have stayed open forever if I was breaking even, just because of how much I love that shop, how much I love meeting new faces, how much I love chatting with the regulars, and how much I love experiencing new beers...but that’s enough waxing poetic. Time to get down to (closing the) business.
My Friend's Growler Shop’s last day open will be Saturday, August 3, 2019.
● We will still accept gift cards up until the closing date, however, we will not sell any more starting now.
● We will no longer accept growler returns, but you can now get a growler bottle for free with purchase of any growler fill, or at cost if you don’t want to fill it.
● If you are interested in the merchandise coolers or any of the business assets feel free to contact me at
● Please stay tuned for closing deals as the countdown to D-Day gets closer. Thank you for all of your support until now. I couldn’t have done this without you.

The store, which “exists to help bring the best craft beer and specialty wine to Grant Park,” according to its website, opening at 415 Memorial Drive SE in 2012. The store features more than 40 taps pouring beers from Georgia and around the world, in addition to selling cans and bottles. 

The AJC has reached out for more details. 


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