Big Al's Butter Made Burgers in Buckhead has closed. The restaurant, located in a 1,420 square foot street level space at The Shops of Buckhead, a two story strip center south of Peachtree Battle, first opened in early 2015 and closed for good in recent days. The restaurant made no mention of the closure either on its voicemail or its website but it has been marked permanently closed on Yelp.com and area sources confirmed its status to ToNeTo Atlanta.
The closure of Big Al's is the second food business to close in the Selig Enterprises-owned development in recent weeks. Popular cupcake shop CamiCakes closed its shop in the center in July after a dispute over its lease and subsequent disagreement with Selig over new terms in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and its crippling affects on small businesses. CamiCakes had been a center mainstay since 2009.
Big Al's owner Alre Alson still operates The U Bar, home of Mandingo the mechanical bull, at Camp Creek Marketplace in East Point and the recently opened VVS Restaurant & Bar on Old National Highway in the Walmart-anchored Old National Town Center shopping center.
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