Thursday, September 10, 2020

[EXCLUSIVE] Mangia E Beva! Storico Vino Coming To Buckhead

The owners of Storico Fresco Alimentari e Ristorante in Buckhead and Forza Storico on the Westside plan to open a third concept later this year in Buckhead.  The new business,  a sibling of sorts to the popular pasta eatery, will be a wine bar and cafe and will open in Buckhead Village District (BVD), the project most recently known as The Shops Buckhead Atlanta, according to sources familiar with the plans.  In Buckhead Village District, Storico will occupy the roughly 1,600 square foot corner space at 3059 Peachtree Road, adjacent to Dior, where Corso Coffee spent more than a half million dollars building out their shop in 2014.  

The space opened in late 2014 as Corso, then the first of four concepts from LDV Hospitality.  Now only LDV's American Cut and Regent Cocktail remain open in the Buckhead development.  The Corso space was later occupied by Revelator Coffee which opened "The Mourning Dove" there in December 2017 and closed it in September 2018.    

Sources tell ToNeTo Atlanta that the Storico team - Pietro Gianni, Stephen Peterson and Mike Patrick - have been conceptualizing Storico Vino for several months and had at first explored opening the shop in Buckhead Exchange where Storico Fresco is located.  Talks later moved BVD where the Storico team worked with new project owner Jamestown (their landlord on the Westide) to open there instead.  

There had been talk earlier that Erik Maier and Kelly Wallace of Young + Hungry planned to bring their Upbeet concept to the former Corso space, but the deal never came to fruition.  Sources indicate that plans are still in the works to bring an Upbeet to Buckhead, but its unclear where or when it will happen.  

Storico Vino will reportedly feature a large, covered, heated patio with seating for dining al fresco, two things lacking from prior occupants of the street-side space.  Sources tell ToNeTo Atlanta that the menu will feature light bites, meat and cheese boards and Storico classics like pastas and Italian sandwiches.  

Reps for Storico told ToNeTo Atlanta Thursday that while they could not confirm the plans, details of the group's next venture would be forthcoming, potentially as soon as next week.  

Are you excited for the opening of Storico Vino in Buckhead?  What other types of shops or restaurants would you like to see open at Buckhead Village District?  What is your favorite type of pasta?

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

loser location. no place nearby to park or be dropped off. give it a year.

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