Friday, June 5, 2015

Yebo Reportedly Looking For New Home

Buckhead bar getting the boot at Phipps Plaza?
Yebo, a South African tapas restaurant & bar, will reportedly soon leave Phipps Plaza. Yebo opened at Phipps in late 2012, replacing the short-lived Latitude restaurant, which had replaced The Grape.  

Sources say that when Yebo signed their lease with mall manager Simon Property Group that it was a short term lease.  Yebo's lease was reportedly only meant to serve as a "place holder" for the mall.  

SIMON is in the midst of a multi-million dollar overhaul of its Peachtree Road facing facade.  It's believed that the Yebo space is being marketed to potential retailers seeking Peachtree Road visibility. 

Yebo is the sibling restaurant of north Buckhead's 10 Degrees South, both owned by restaurateur Justin Anthony.  

In addition to the planned relocation of Yebo, Anthony is also launching a new concept at Ponce City Market's Central Food Hall.  "Biltong Bar" will offer counter-service and will serve gourmet pies, salads, craft beer, cocktails, and a full wine list.   A retail shop will offer beef jerky and other specialty jerky meats.

It would not shock me to see Yebo close permanently to allow for Anthony to focus on 10 Degrees South and Biltong Bar.  

What are your thoughts on Yebo?  Do you think it will reopen?  Have you been to Yebo, did you like it?

Please share your thoughts below.  


Ham said...

I’m not surprised I know Phipps wants to maintain/reclaim the unofficial title of Atlanta’s luxury mall. The Buckhead Atlanta development and the opening of more high end retailers at Lenox has placed some pressure on them. So, not surprised to see Phipps wanting to better use a highly visible location for a more well know and most likely higher end name.

Anonymous said...

I expected more from the South Africans. When ordering
a Martini, You get gin only shaken in ice. No Vermouth is added.
Then your tab has a $ 2.00 adder for "Martini" No Vermouth
and a two dollar adder. Hoping for a better bar option to go along with the new front facelift.

Theron Sapp said...

Hope they stay in the neighborhood. The cooking's good and the tapas format is a nice way to enjoy the cuisine.

Anonymous said...

??? LOL! I hope you're joking, but in case you're not...
No bar adds vermouth to a martini anymore unless otherwise specified and the $2.00 "adder" is for the additional liquor. A standard drink pour is 1.5 ounces, a martini is 2 to 3 ounces.

ImAndy said...

My prediction is Bed Bath and Beyond or Ulta relocate to Phipps for the Peachtree road visibility and it will be the final nail in the coffin. I mean..Belk, Legoland, and Build-A-Bear...seems like a logical progression.

Anonymous said...

Totally agree with @ImAndy. Legoland, Build-A-Bear and Belk is stuff for OTP suburban trash, not the sophisticated shoppers that Phipps used to cater to.

Austin Hubbard said...

Wasn't it reported that Twist was going to close as well because of a lease dispute? I see it's still there. What happened to that?

Anonymous said...

No bar adds vermouth to a martini anymore? what kind of martini
are you drinking? because without vermouth, it is not a martini..

Adam Silber said...

twist left. hope they expand the Nprdstrom and take its space...sorry for those that lost their jpbs like they did