since opening in the fall of 2010. The restaurant was the first eatery to open in theproject, and similar to Larry's Giant Subs in The Prado, another Sembler project, it was the first to close.
Slack's was a higher-end version of an existing fast casual concept from Cinnamonson, New Jersey. Slack's Brookhaven attempted to upgrade the concept, offer a full bar and full service dining, but it honestly did nothing well, just everything ok. It was a bad idea to try the higher end concept at all, but especially in the location hey chose. I'm told the restaurant was funded by a millionaire that opened it "for fun," and as I said in November, it would close when he either ran out of money or came to his senses. A bankruptcy filing in November seemed to signal that he had, in fact, run out of money, and put the restaurant up for sale shortly after.
I'm told an unnamed Mexican eatery will open soon in its place. Interestingly, a few doors away, There bar & eatery, delayed in opening as a result of shenanigans from Slack's, will finally open later this month.
Expect a number of TOWN Brookhaven eateries to close in the next 12 months, as the project is currently full of mediocre concepts, many of which were poorly planned and executed, and were apparently opened under the false hope that either the surrounding apartments or Buckhead workers would frequent them, which apparently hasn't happened.
Did you ever go to Slack's? Do you think TOWN Brookhave has too many restaurants? What do think the next to close in the project will be? Please share your thoughts in the comment section below.