The interior of The Mercury
Photo: Becky Stein/AJC file photo
Photo: Becky Stein/AJC file photo

The Mercury is closing at Ponce City Market

The Pinewood in Decatur will remain open

Embattled Atlanta restaurant group 10 Apart Hospitality Group is closing another of its concepts.

The Mercury, which opened on the second floor of Ponce City Market in 2016, will close May 31, Eater Atlanta reports

It will mark the fourth closure for the group in the past 13 months, following the shuttering of Deep End in Old Fourth Ward last month and Bar Americano and Bar Crema in Buckhead in April 2018. 

The group still owns its original restaurant, the Pinewood, as well as its line of Proof Old Fashioned Cocktail Syrups. 10 Apart partner Brooks Cloud said there are no plans to close either business.

10 Apart filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy last October for the Mercury and Pinewood, and for Deep End in February. 

Cloud told Eater that the group was “reeling” after the closure of Bar Americano and was trying to regroup, but that a “legal battle” with Ponce City Market owners Jamestown over the Mercury’s lease led to the closure.

In a statement provided to the AJC, Jamestown said: “It’s unfortunate that over expansion and poor finances have forced a successful restaurant like The Mercury to close its doors.” 

Adam Waller recently returned as 10 Apart’s culinary director and chef for The Mercury after stints at Empire State South and Bocado.

The AJC has reached out to 10 Apart for more comment. 

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