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.