Monday, December 15, 2014

Mason's Tavern Hopes to Find Success in Troubled Location

New eatery brings in corporate partner in hopes of finding success.
A new restaurant called Mason's Tavern plans to open sometime early next year near Decatur. Mason's will be the latest concept to go into the corner space in the center on Clairmont Road also home to Bhojanic, Mint 2, Community Q and others.  The restaurant space Mason's will occupy has been one of the most frequently changing in the area, having played host to at least four concepts over the past few years.

Contacted by email, Hannah Huffines, Concentrics Restaurants Director of Public Relations, was light on details saying, "We are creating a concept that is going to be a neighborhood tavern."

I recall an Ethiopian establishment called Moya lasting possibly the longest, a few years or so. Later came Selam, then Nest, Scoreboards and now Mason's.  

Atlanta-based Concentrics Restaurants has been brought on to manage the new restaurant and will add immediate credibility to an otherwise vanilla establishment.  

I definitely think the affiliation with such a well known restaurant group will be a plus but parking problems remain.  The surface lot in which the restaurant is located is often beyond capacity during dinner periods even without the Mason's space operating.   

Concentrics previously managed STATS and MAX's Coal Oven Pizza downtown as well as Murphy's in Virginia-Highland and others in Atlanta and other states.  

9 comments:

Lisa said...

We'll see how that goes. I worked at Tanner's when it was in that space back in 1991.....

Beth said...

I miss Tanner's. Their chicken fingers were the best!

Anonymous said...

I always wonder what people are thinking when they open in places with limited parking. I don't even consider going to places without enough parking.

Anonymous said...

Yes, parking is how I choose where to eat. That's why I live in Alpharetta.

Anonymous said...

I've never had trouble parking when going to Bhojanic, which is in the same shopping center.

Anonymous said...

Ahh tanners. I will always have fond memories of that place. My freshman year in college I had a friend who worked there. A few nights earlier he met two sisters from rockkmart there. One Saturday the four of us went out to a field and my friend went into the woods with one sister while the other one seethed. As soon as my friend got back the other sister took him m off to the woods and had her way with him as well. I will always associate tanners and rockkmart with these two sisters.

Anonymous said...

Maybe this one will be a real restaurant that actually wants to stay in business. How did they expect to stay open being a sports bar that never had beer and couldn't handle more than 2 tables at a time? (read the reviews of the Nest and Scoreboards)

Anonymous said...

Super stoked. It's going to be amazing. Trust me, I have an inside source! ;)

Anonymous said...

As someone who lives in this neighborhood, the problem with the previous businesses is that they were operating as illegal after-hours clubs. This space is supposed to be a restaurant. If they will stick to normal business hours and keep the noise down then I'll support them.