Two longstanding French restaurants have merged into Petite Violette, a Brookhaven dining spot that scheduled a public grand opening May 5.

The restaurant is at 2948 Clairmont Road, the former location of Violette, which has merged with the former Petite Auberge, which was located for more than 40 years in the Toco Hill Shopping Center near Emory University.

The May 5 grand opening runs 3:30 to 5 p.m. and includes complimentary hors d’oeuvres on the patio.

The celebration also serves as a memorial for Violette’s longtime owner and manager, Stephanie Belcher, who died last month.

The event will include a condolence book and details on donations in her memory to the Callanwolde Fine Arts Center.

For more information, see or call 404-634-6268.

John Ruch

John Ruch is an Atlanta-based journalist. Previously, he was Managing Editor of Reporter Newspapers.