Monday, October 14, 2013

STG Trattoria Is Closed...For Renovations?

STG Trattoria has closed in Buckhead.

Brian Lewis, who opened Bocado on westside in 2009, has opted to close his Buckhead restaurant, STG Trattoria, which he opened in 2012.

Located on West Paces Ferry Road, in the same center as both drybar and flywheel, but hidden from street view in the back, the restaurant was clearly meant to be a destination location.  It seems that was not the case for enough diners.

The restaurant often offered coupons via Scoutmob or traditional $10 off coupons found in assorted Buckhead locations but alas it seems business was not as good as Lewis had hoped.

Curent chef Sean Telo posted a brief note on his personal Facebook page saying that he had been given notice that Sunday (yesterday) would be the restaurant's last day of service.  Telo went on to say, "The ownership has decided to sell."  

The pictured sign was found taped to the restaurant's front door announcing they would be closed for "renovations."  Rarely does talk of a renovation actually mean the restaurant will in fact reopen--instead, STG is likely closed and will not be reopening.  

Currently OpenTable.com claims to have open availability for dinner starting as soon as Tuesday.

One possible buyer, Giovanni Di Palma, had expressed interest in the former Lime Fresh space but in a possible STG purchase would get an updated, full service restaurant, built out for pizza not Mexican.  

More to come as it becomes available.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I wonder if this had anything to do with the supposed opening of Antico across the street? There was no way they could have competed.

Anonymous said...

Just found this out tonight when we went to pick up a pizza... Really hope it's just renovations and not a permanent closure!!!

Anonymous said...

Just found this out tonight when we went to pick up a pizza... Really hope it's just renovations and not a permanent closure!!!

Anonymous said...

Does the See you again soon mean they might reopen somewhere else?

Anonymous said...

We discovered this sign last night when we went to grab a pizza! I hope they are just remodeling, we really love their food!

Anonymous said...

Eli, what's the deal with the whole "renovations" ruse? It's like there's a chapter on how to shut down a restaurant somewhere. There must be some shady bookkeeping reason.