A popular local chain of coffee shops is opting not to renew leases at two of its locations.
Revelator Coffee Company, which purchased local Octane Coffee in 2017, will close its location in the Jane development at 437 Memorial Drive SE after its lease is up Dec. 31, Eater Atlanta reports. In addition, Revelator won’t renew its lease in Midtown at 1280 Peachtree St. NW at Woodruff Arts Center when it expires May 31.
Revelator president Josh Owen told Eater that the choice not to renew the leases was due to the number of upcoming projects for the business, including additional Relevator locations; a partnership with Atlanta ice cream shop Queen of Cream that’s slated to open Coffee & Ice Cream at Lenox Square, Revelator: Sweet Tooth Cafe at Phipps Plaza and a second Queen of Cream location at Paris on Ponce that will sell Revelator products; and Hazel Jane’s, a wine bar set to open on the Eastside Beltline later this summer.
Little Tart Bakeshop, which has shared space with Octane, followed by Revelator, since opening in Grant Park eight years ago, will take over the entire spot on Jan. 1, 2020.
Owner Sarah O’Brien told Eater that the space will likely get a makeover and be reworked to accommodate Little Tart’s needs.
O’Brien recently opened a Little Tart location and is gearing up to open soft serve ice cream shop Big Softie, both in Summerhill. She also owns a Little Tart location in Krog Street Market.
Revelator, which was previously based in Birmingham, has since set up its corporate headquarters in Atlanta with roasting facilities in Birmingham.
The company owns more than 22 coffee shops across the south with locations in Atlanta, Nashville, New Orleans, Charleston, Birmingham and Chattanooga.
The AJC has reached out to Revelator for more details on its forthcoming projects.
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