Wednesday, January 6, 2021

[EXCLUSIVE] Castellucci Bringing Recess to Buckhead

Castellucci Hospitality Group (CHG) plans to bring their popular Recess restaurant to Buckhead later this year.  The original Recess opened at Krog Street Market in Inman Park in early 2018.  The Buckhead Recess will be located on the ground floor of the Hanover Buckhead Village high rise apartment community (3150 Roswell Road) at the corner of Roswell Road and Irby Avenue in the heart of the Buckhead Village.  

The new restaurant will, like the original, replace a former eatery.  At Krog Street Market Recess replaced The Spotted Trotter, while in Buckhead it will replace Cafe Posh which closed over the summer.  Sources close to the restaurant indicate that CHG plans to reconfigure the space and that plans call for it to open late this summer.  

Recess Buckhead, located beside Tiff's Treats, will be roughly 1,400 square feet in a space along Roswell Road with a small patio, too, near the entrance to the property's shared parking garage. Sources with knowledge of the deal indicate that Castellucci showed nearly immediate interest in the space, but that it was only in recent days that a lease was signed.  At Hanover Buckhead Village, Recess will join fellow CHG concept The Iberian Pig, which opened in 2018.  

Current Recess options include a variety of bowls, salads and sandwiches as well as vegetable side dishes such as charred broccoli and brussels & pear slaw.  The menu at Recess Buckhead will reportedly be similar to, but slightly more expansive than, the existing location.  

CHG, founded in 2010, includes Sugo in Johns Creek, The Iberian Pig in Buckhead and Decatur, Double Zero in Emory Village, Cooks & Soldiers on the Westside and Bar Mercado in Krog Street Market.  It was revealed in December that CHG plans to open a brick & mortar version of their sushi pop-up MUJO on the Westside.  MUJO, which began as a pop-up at sister eatery Cooks & Soldiers, is slated to open later this summer in the former Kane Boutique (691 14th Street). The 1,500 square foot space is, like Cooks & Soldiers, located in the retail portion of the Cottonwood Westside apartment community at the corner of 14th Street and Howell Mill Road.  

In Buckhead Village, Recess will join the recently opened Fire Hen (corner of Irby Avenue and Cains Hill Place) and the recently reopened Velvet Taco in Buckhead Market Place as new casual lunch/dinner spots in the neighborhood.  

Are you excited about the addition of Recess to the Buckhead dining scene?  Have you been to the original Recess in Krog Street Market?  What is your favorite lunch spot in Buckhead?  

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