Tin Drum Asiacafé has closed at Emory Village.
The Atlanta-based noodle joint converted its short lived burger concept, Wonderful World Burgers & Fries at Emory Village into Tin Drum Asiacafé in early 2012. From the beginning, I questioned the wisdom opening a noodle shop across the street from established and well-liked Doc Chey's. It seems Tin Drum has come to their senses in deciding to close.
Wisely choosing not to leave the intown Emory area completely, Tin Drum will reopen in a new location, about 3.5 miles away, at 2566 Briarcliff Road. The new location is in a new center, the Village at Druid Hills. Tin Drum will join Willy's Mexicana Grill (expected to open in May) and Newk's Eatery (opening timetable unknown) as dining options in the center. A freestanding Mattress Firm and in-line Sprint store have already opened and will soon be joined by a nail salon and Sport Clips hair salon.
Zoës Kitchen had previously committed to the project, but will instead be opening at nearby Loehmann's Plaza.
Tin Drum started in 2003 with its first location on 5th Street at Technology Square. Today, the chain has twelve locations open, with the replacement location at the Village at Druid Hills marking the chain's thirteenth.
Look for an exciting post about Tin Drum's growth in the coming weeks.