As the final touches are being made to Krog Street Market in preparation for its fall opening, Paces Properties has announced that Atlanta-based restaurateurs Greg Best and Regan Smith have signed on as the fifth and final anchor restaurant tenant.  The concept has yet to be revealed (although their are rumors that a Tiki bar and jerky shack will be included), but it will be a full service restaurant located across the market floor from Eli Kirshtein’s The Luminary.

The new restaurants will have direct access from the adjoining covered parking structure, as well as from within the market itself. This new concept is expected to be open nights and weekends, with a carry-out option for weekday lunch.

The co-creators of KSM’s new eatery have a long history in the Atlanta dining scene. As a founding partner and head barkeep at Atlanta’s Holeman and Finch, Best has garnered numerous accolades including two consecutive nominations as both a James Beard Awards Outstanding Bar Program semifinalist and finalist. Smith, who formerly worked with Emeril Lagasse’s Restaurant Group among others,  partnered with former co-workers Best, Andy Minchow and Linton and Gina Hopkins in 2008 to create Holeman and Finch Public House. Smith served as general manager and branding coordinator.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.