Rathbun said he had attempted to renegotiate leases for the last 10 months with Asana, the real estate company that owns the property. In the end, the parties could not come to terms.
“I have ideas for the future of Krog Bar,” Rathbun said. He owns property next to the steakhouse and envisions turning that into a two-story eatery that could encompass both Krog Bar and Rathbun’s.
Rathbun also owns Kevin Rathbun Steak, also on Krog Street, and KR Steakbar in Atlanta’s Peachtree Hills neighborhood. He’s also a partner in Kaiser’s Chophouse in Sandy Springs. He anticipates reopening those restaurants by June.
The restaurant group will continue to honor all gift cards at KR Steakbar and Kevin Rathbun Steak.