Thursday, February 26, 2015

Radio Personality Lists Restaurant For Sale

Frank Ski
South Buckhead restaurant on the market

Frank Ski's Restaurant & Lounge is currently listed for sale on The Shumacher Group's website. The freestanding 8,000 square foot restaurant is being offered at the "blow out price" of $395K. The restaurant reportedly features "below market rent" and is "turnkey."  

The reason cited for the sale is so that the owner can "focus on out of state business."

Frank Ski's space was for many years a location of Atlanta-based Mick's, before closing in 2007. After sitting vacant for about a year, VITA, an Italian restaurant, opened. VITA did not last long, converting to "The Thirsty Dog Tavern" less than two years later.  Frank Ski's opened in late 2011. 

According to the sales flyer, over $1,000,000 was spent renovating the space.  


While the restaurant is located on Peachtree Road in south Buckhead (an area known as Brookwood Hills) the sales listing describes the location as follows:

"This is a sale of a well known, well established full service restaurant in the heart of Buckhead. This super hot Buckhead location is surrounded by Midtown, Downtown and the Perimeter marketplace affording an amazing middle to hi income, hi density residences, tons of retail, restaurants, office hi rises, hotels, convention centers, stadiums, concert halls, etc and two regional malls Lenox Mall and Phipps Plaza."

Frank Ski was a popular DJ on Atlanta hip hop station V103 for over fourteen years before leaving in 2012.  Currently, The Frank Ski Show can be heard in Washington, DC on WHUR, a station formatted as "Adult Urban Contemporary," and owned by Howard University.  

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

It hasn't been closed for a while? I drove by the other week and it looked closed.

Anonymous said...

I miss Mick's.

ImAndy said...

It was definitely closed a few weeks ago. Not sure if it was permanent or temporary though. Paper over the windows and everything.

Anonymous said...

Only in Atlanta, the city of terrible investment decisions, does a semi-but-not-really famous RADIO personality invest $1 million+ in a restaurant only to close it a few years later to focus on out of state business. So idiotic.

Anonymous said...

I miss Vita, and more importantly Fratelli Di Napoli. SOO delicious.

Anonymous said...

I thought they did a lot of business. Always seemed packed when I drove by.

Anonymous said...

This restaurant was terribly managed so I'm not surprised to see it up for sale. I am surprised that it took this long. I took a large group there about a year and a half ago. We took up about half of the restaurant. The other half was completely empty. I had 2 extra people show up than I had reserved seating for and they refused to seat them claiming the kitchen couldn't keep up. Definetely one of the worst restaurants in Atlanta. Glad to see it go. It was all hype. The food was not that good.

Anonymous said...

I should have suspected something when they stated offering deals on Groupon

Anonymous said...

Anonymous - please don't say that! The Varsity just released a deal on Sweet Jack today....

Anonymous said...

Lol, that just proves their point. The Varsity's food is TERRIBLE...the only good thing is their shakes!!