After months of speculation following the Chapter 11 filing of Crescent Moon, Rob Atherholt former owner / founder has repurchased the original Decatur location of his beloved restaurant. After he sold the restaurant, new managment seemed more concerned with the bottom line than with a quality product, and poor service soon followed. The group opened an additional location at The Mall of Georgia and had plans for up to 4 more in Brookhaven, Buckhead, Downtown and Duluth but those never came to fruition. Instead, the company filed for Bankruptcy and was in a financial mess. The name itself, Crescent Moon, being a part of the litigation, Atherholt will reopen Crescent Moon in late November as a Thumbs Up Diner with its founder Lou Locricchio as a partner. The two restaurants have similar menus and Thumbs Up has an established Decatur following, as their Avondale Estates location recently closed, after not renewing their lease. Repeat Atlanta!