Sunday, July 19, 2009

A Little Less Loco in Buckhead As New Bar Prepares To Open

"New Owner, New Look, New Attitude." How 'bout "new name"? Despite the fact that the banner heralding changes coming to the eatery was accompanied by the Locos logo, the eatery will reopen but under a different name. As the Buckhead Bar and Grill, the former Locos will reopen Monday, July 20th. In addition, a sign outside declares that the eatery is the official UGA alumni locale. Who's to know if any significant changes were made to either the menu or anything else for that matter, but if you stop in, drop us a note in the comment section and share your thoughts. Repeat Atlanta!


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8 comments:

Andy said...

As the local GATech alum I loved hitting any Loco's in the area. I sure hope that the re-branding of this prime location next to all those great live music locals goes well. I always loved walking down to Loco's for lunch on the days the bands weren't choice.

Anonymous said...

Interesting...

Is it the same owners? Are they going for a more "high end" sports bar ala Dantanna's??

ProShop99 said...

As the posting states, the banner that hung from the eatery just weeks ago touted "New Owner, New Look, New Attitude", so no, not the same owner(s). As for if it will be "high end" like Dantanna's, doubtful, given the minimal visible changes that were made to the building's exterior and dining area.

Anonymous said...

That sucks. I liked Loco's just the way it was.

Anonymous said...

we went by last night to grab dinner . . .they aren't anywhere near opening: paper on the windows, unfinished wiring . .. another perpetual "coming soon"

Anonymous said...

This is the same guy that owned Jack Frost Jeeps in Marietta Ga a used car lot. The guy with the white hair is Jack Frost or Merton Frost or whatever name he is using that day, nothing is ever in his name cuz everybody is after him that he screwed over. I wouldn't eat or drink there if it was free. Ladies be careful- he has a line of crap a mile long and will take you for everything you got.

ProShop99 said...

Driving by last night, its finally open and appeared crowded. Lets see if that lasts...

Anonymous said...

A face lift isn't always a good thing (look at michael jackson. yeah, i know, too soon.) The new owner, Jack Frost- yes that is actually his name- has no idea what he's doing. He is constantly running around the bar like a cracked out chicken with his head cut off. Not to mention, it would appear, he thinks we're all too stupid to notice that he ripped off the entire locos menu by "so cleverly" changing the names of the menu items. He must have tapped into his creative side, naming things like the pork chop sandwich, Austin's pork chop sandwish (Austin being his dog). And of course, he named one of the salads after his girlfriend, i guess he owed her one for loaning him a bunch of money and letting him open the place in her name. Needless to say, the staff is still as awesome as ever, at least the ones he hasn't fired yet...they've just lost a little bit of their spark. I wouldn't recommend going their unless your eating for free or something, but if you do, make sure to tip your waiter.