The closing is no surprise after the restaurant changed hands in mid-2019 and the new ownership team filed for a building permit later in the fall, as reported by the Atlanta Business Chronicle.
The Chastain will serve upscale American fare in its updated space, informed by chef Grossman’s experience at fine dining establishments Atlas, the French Laundry in Napa, California and as chef de cuisine at Aria. Dew, his business partner, will serve as general manager and direct the new restaurant’s wine program. The design of the restaurant will nod toward the building’s history as a general store and its location near Chastain Park. Local firm Siegel Construction & Design will lead the renovations, removing an interior wall and adding a U-shaped bar, among other changes.