Friday, April 9, 2010

Missed For Years, Jack's Is Back!

Jack's Sandwich Shop, a mainstay in downtown Atlanta for many years, is returning after years of absence. Jack's originally opened in the bottom of the Carnegie Building ( Hotel Indigo soon) back in 1973, and later relocated to 230 Peachtree, near Durango Steak House in 1977, before being sold off in 1991 and closed permanently in 1996. Contrary to what has been reported inaccurately elsewhere, the restaurant was and still is Atlanta based. It is not a chain and has no relation, name or otherwise, to the city of Jacksonville, Florida. Back in the day it would serve the employees and shoppers of Davison's and its later incarnation Macy's. Now, Robert Pasmanick, the owner's son and operator of Jacks in the move from the Carnegie is bringing back what many called "the best cheese grits" in the city. Opening in a portion of the old Atlanta Bread Company space in the Mall at Peachtree Center, Jack's will offer traditional deli offerings such as pastrami and corned beef along with his famous cheese grits and a variety of salads. Pasmanick hopes to be open in mid to late June and be open from 7AM -3PM weekdays unless a special event or convention warrants extended hours.

Additionally, Momo Cafe will open on the left in the former Gorin's, Jack's in the middle and Bistro 7, on the right will occupy the old Orange Julius. Each space sharing a portion of what had been an Atlanta Bread Company until last year. Momo Cafe's offerings are described as "full salad bar, sandwiches and soups. Bistro 7's menu is said to consist of Mediterranean sandwiches, salads, desserts and breakfast. ToNeTo Atlanta


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2 comments:

Phillip Pasmanick said...

The "Jack's Special" was always my favorite. Loved them heated up in the winter.

nancy said...

On August 2011, I enjoyed Jack's chili with all the aroma spices except the salt. It has too much of salt that I could not come back for more because of my health reasons. Also, I enjoyed the gril quarter pound burger. It was so delicious. I appreciate the friendly atmosephere which made my meal very enjoyable.

I would like to see the restaurant offers lunch combo meals with a sandwich, chips or a cookie and a drink for one price.