East Atlanta Village’s Graveyard Tavern. 
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Graveyard Tavern reportedly closing its doors in East Atlanta

A longtime bar and restaurant located in the heart of East Atlanta Village is set to close this month.

Graveyard Tavern, which opened in late 2005 at 1245 Glenwood Ave., will close after service on Feb. 22, according to several employees who said they received just under three weeks’ notice.

The business is currently owned by Dustin Saboorian, who also opened a location of fast-casual health food restaurant Freshii in Colony Square at the end of 2019.  

The 1920s-era space, which was once home to a feed store as well as Cycle City and Graveyard motorcycle shop, was restored by original owner George Nikas.

Graveyard’s menu features a variety of appetizers, wings, soups and salads, burgers and sandwiches and entrees, as well as a large selection of beverages.

The Basement, an event space used for live music and DJs, will reportedly remain open after the closure. 

Saboorian could not immediately be reached for comment. Nor could Pellerin Real Estate regarding reports that it has purchased the property.

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