Big Ketch closes Roswell location

Plus, the East Cobb location of Beni’s Cubano also shutters
Kids can eat for $1.99 at The Big Ketch. Photo credit: Melissa Libby & Associates.

Credit: Carolyn Desalu

Credit: Carolyn Desalu

Kids can eat for $1.99 at The Big Ketch. Photo credit: Melissa Libby & Associates.

Atlanta-based restaurant group Southern Proper Hospitality has closed two of its food and beverage concepts.

The Roswell location of the Big Ketch Saltwater Grill at 1105 Canton St. has closed, Tomorrow's News Today first reported and an employee at the restaurants confirmed to the AJC. The restaurants has also been removed from the Big Ketch website.

Big Ketch, which opened in Roswell in 2015, has one remaining location in Buckhead that opened in 2010.

Initial reports indicated that the Tin Lizzy location at 1727 Clifton Road NE at Emory Point had closed, but Southern Proper Hospitality indicated it is trying to keep the restaurant open.

What Now Atlanta reports that the restaurant group is relocating its Midtown location currently at

1136 Crescent Ave. NE to 77 12th St. SE in July.

In addition, the East Cobb location of Beni's Cubano has shuttered, former Southern Proper managing partner Mauricio Diaz confirmed. Diaz purchased the name and rights to Beni's, and owns a downtown Atlanta location of Beni's at Peachtree Center that remains open.

Other Southern Proper concepts include The Southern Gentleman, Gypsy Kitchen, Chido and Padre's, and The Blind Pig in Buckhead; Milton's Cuisine and Cocktails in Milton; Street Taco in Marietta; and Ocean and Acre in Forsyth County.

Tin Lizzy's Cantina, Big Ketch and Beni's are the latest in a growing list of food and beverage establishments to close their doors amid the coronavirus pandemic. Other recent closures include Public School 404 in West Midtown, the Roswell location of C&S Seafood and Oyster Bar, and Ri Ra Irish pub in Midtown.

Representatives for Southern Proper Hospitality did not immediately respond to a request for more information about the closures.

This post has been updated to reflect that Southern Proper Hospitality is working to keep the Tin Lizzy at Emory Point open.