Wednesday, January 7, 2009

The Grape Goes Buh-Bye In Inman Park?

The Grape in Inman Park is "closed for renovations"? I may not be an expert, but I'm thinking with the amount of money already spent on that space, a renovation is just Usher lingo for closed. I say Usher lingo, as in Usher the artist as he owned the Inman Park location, the first in what he previously stated would be a number of openings with him as the franchisee. Not too long ago I spoke with Usher on his foray into the restaurant business and I spoke of visiting The Grape's location near SouthPark Mall in Charlotte, (a friend of his runs that one) and he said he was actively seeking additional locations both in Atlanta, Las Vegas and also additional sites in Charlotte) It seems to me The Grape is slowly not becoming as popular as it once was, or thought it was. One of The Grapes original locations, 999 Peachtree closed over two years ago, and patrons were directed to the Atlantic Station location as well. Repeat Atlanta!


Shyra said...

If I had a nickel for every restaurant that closed for "renovations", I'd make Trump look like a Welfare recipient. That's THE ODLEST trick in the restuarant book! Retail is more than famous for it as well.

Anonymous said...

Good riddens. That whole concept sux. And it definitely didn't belong in Inman Park