Monday, November 2, 2009

LOLA Out, Cantina In At Terminus

LOLA, currently described by Here To Serve as a Mediterranean concept, will finally be re-concepted. Since opening in 2007, LOLA was recently re-labeled to offer Mediterranean cuisine rather than simply Italian, but it seems that was not enough to save the concept. "Cantina," set to open early in the first quarter of 2010, will be a Mexican style restaurant with some elements borrowed from sister eatery Noche. Similar to what Riccardio Ullio did with the re-concepting of his midtown eatery Cuerno to La Lupe Taqueria, the prices at Cantina will be lower and the atmosphere a little more ethnic that LOLA's. With luck, these changes will be enough to save the space, but the problem may be just as much the location as it is the food. Cousin's Terminus has been a disappointment to all, with a number or closures already at the development, not even two years old. Many Buckhead residents are not pleased with the parking and valet situation and the "wind tunnel" of sorts that forms in the breezeway between the towers. I wish Tom and the rest of the Here To Serve team the best of luck with the new concept, but it will definitely be an uphill battle. ToNeTo Atlanta

1 comment:

Reactionary said...

Huge, ugly, steel-and-glass towers, financed by artifically cheap credit and built with zero regard for infrastructure and extant locale.