Third Street Goods to close, Cardinal won’t reopen in Grant Park

The interior of Cardinal helps transport you to a different world. CONTRIBUTED BY MIA YAKEL
The interior of Cardinal helps transport you to a different world. CONTRIBUTED BY MIA YAKEL

Neighborhood market Third Street Goods will close this month and the adjoining cocktail bar won’t reopen in the Beacon development at 1039 Grant St. SE in Grant Park.

Owner Kathryn DiMenichi confirmed the closure to Eater Atlanta. Third Street Good’s last day will likely be Aug. 15. Cardinal never reopened after closing in mid-March because of the coronavirus pandemic.

DiMenichi said the circumstances caused by the pandemic made Cardinal impossible to reopen, which meant an untenable financial situation.

Kathryn DiMenichi, co-owner of Cardinal and Third Street Goods, mixes up a Common Tiger cocktail, a new addition to the fall drink menu. Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com
Kathryn DiMenichi, co-owner of Cardinal and Third Street Goods, mixes up a Common Tiger cocktail, a new addition to the fall drink menu. Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com

She said she’s looking at the possibility of opening another bar in the future.

DiMenichi opened both spots with then-business partner Holly Medley in early 2019.

Third Street Goods offered many seasonal, regional and organic products, with an emphasis on goods from minority- and female-owned businesses.

Cardinal featured American, Italian and French wines by the glass or bottle, American craft beer and cider, several house cocktails and a selection of snacks and small plates.

“People ask us who the chef is here,” DiMenichi told the AJC in 2019. “But it’s all collaborative. And I think it will probably always be. We meet all the time about what sounds good, what’s going on in the store, and what’s really special that we could feature on this side. It’s really what would we want to snack on at a bar?”

Third Street Goods in Grant Park. Photo credit- Mia Yakel.
Third Street Goods in Grant Park. Photo credit- Mia Yakel.

AJC food writer Wendell Brock gave Cardinal a sparkling review in August 2019.

“Delightful in most every way, Cardinal is where I fly to gather my thoughts over a cool glass of BroVo pink vermouth — or to trade gossip with a friend. Easily one of the city’s best bars, it’s decidedly more civilized than most. It would be a cardinal sin not to seek out Cardinal.”

Third Street Goods and Cardinal are the latest food and beverage concept casualty due to the coronavirus economic impact. Other recent closures include Gio’s Chicken at The Battery Atlanta, Highland Bakery in Decatur, Genki Noodles and Sushi in Virginia-Highland and Amelie’s French Bakery in West Midtown.

DiMenichi did not respond to the AJC’s request for comment.

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