With rent continuing to rise, several Atlanta businesses and restaurants went under this year, and we’re really going to miss them. Here are 5 of the many ATL favorites that had to close up shop in 2023.
This year Atlanta lost one of its comfiest Italian restaurants on Edgewood. The trattoria was more than just a restaurant, too. It became a part of so many peoples’ lives, offering dancing, comedy nights, drag shows, and so many other fun things to do.
We’ll miss Noni’s a lot in 2024 and beyond! It was in Atlanta for 15 years.
To read more about its closure, check out our write up on Noni’s.
After 12 years in the city, Hodgepodge officially closed at the end of December as well. This iconic coffee shop offered more than just delicious drinks: it was a community hub. With local art for sale, market events, and consignment events always happening, Hodgepodge was one of those places everyone felt welcome.
Hodgepodge will definitely be missed in Atlanta.
To read more about its closure, check out our write up on Hodgepodge!
Another Edgewood loss, Ammazza Pizza was the perfect pizza parlor to go to with friends, a date, or just to grab a slice. They had options everyone could enjoy, including an extensive vegan menu. Ammazza was also known for being a huge consumer of local produce and goods and for their extensive beer list.
We’ll miss Ammazza for all of our fancy pizza cravings.
To read more about its closure, check out our write up on Ammazza!
4. Taco Mac
The wing and taco shop’s closing came as a shock to Decatur, when the business closed unexpectedly. The only notice they gave was a sign on the door reading, “We appreciate all the support the community has given us over the years and have loved serving each one of you.”
After 22 years in business, the community didn’t know exactly what happened or why the business close, but thankfully Atlantans can still get their Taco Mac fix at the OG location located on North Highland Avenue.
To read more about the unexpected closure, check out our article on Taco Mac.
In September, Atlanta also lost one of its most iconic dive bars, The Rusty Nail. Known for its massive gun-shaped smoker out front, The Rusty Nail offered cheap eats and drinks and tons of good times.
There aren’t many places left in ATL where you can ball on a budget, and The Rusty Nail was one of the ones left, with their $2.50 16 oz PBRs.
To read all about The Rusty Nail’s closure, check out our article.
Here’s to hoping for some awesome new spots in 2024!