The Village Tap, which opened this past January in place of a shuttered Shane's Rib Shack, will close tonight. The Village Tap offered traditional southern favorites at extremely economical prices in a casual atmosphere. I'm told the restaurant was actually doing well, but that its owners, many of whom are also involved in both 5 Paces Inn and One Pace Over, as well as Go Energy, an Atlanta-based energy drink, simply decided they had too much on their plates. Literally.
The restaurant already has a new owner with "many years of Atlanta restaurant experience." Sources say the new name of the business will be "Rock n Taco" and that it will be a taqueria and bar.
Rock n Taco joins Buckhead newcomer Red Pepper Taqueria and established favorite Tin Lizzy's in offering similar fare.
Interestingly, The Taco Stand, another taco joint, was previously located just north of where Rock n Taco will open. The former Taco Stand is now The Big Ketch.
Will you miss the Village Tap? Are you excited about Rock n Taco? Where is your favorite taqueria in Buckhead?