061229 - SANDY SPRINGS, GA - (north Fulton) -- Friday, December 29, 2006 was the launch day for the new Sandy Springs Fire Department with much hoopla at Fire Station 2 on Johnson Ferry Road one of the town's famous turtles is there to greet a Sandy Springs fire engine as it enters its new home. The City of Sandy Springs took over four fire stations today and were officially responsible for fire calls in their new, young city. (ANDY SHARP/ AJC staff)
Photo: Andy Sharp/AJC
Photo: Andy Sharp/AJC

Fire closes Sandy Springs restaurant indefinitely

A Sandy Springs restaurant is closed until further notice due to an early morning fire.

Firefighters received a call about 1 a.m. Wednesday and arrived to find heavy smoke at Ippolito’s Italian restaurant at 6623 Roswell Road.

Sharon Kraun, public information officer for the Sandy Springs Fire Department, said the restaurant has extensive damage and the cause is under investigation.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution was unable to reach owner Brandon Ippolito on his plans to repair or reopen the location. 

A post on the restaurant’s Facebook page said the restaurant will be closed for the foreseeable future.

The eatery offered limited dine-in service during the cornavirus pandemic. According the post, Ippolito’s first opened in 1992. 

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