Ok, City of Atlanta, What are if any plans to get The Varsity Jr back on Lindbergh Dr. ? It's been almost 4 years since they closed.
Care to make any comments.
The following story is from 2010The Varsity Jr. off Lindbergh Drive may be closed, but the project to demolish, rebuild and reopen it may not be dead.
- From: http://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/print-edition/2010/10/22/Varsity.html?page=all
- Lisa R. Schoolcraft
The 45-year-old restaurant, at 1085 Lindbergh Drive, closed in August after Varsity owners and city of Atlanta planning officials could not agree on the new design, including ingress and egress issues.
But since then, both sides have met to discuss the issues.
“The city has reached out to us to try to come to a resolution on the issues that we ran into,” said Gordon Muir, president of The Varsity Inc., which also owns Varsity restaurant locations downtown, and in Alpharetta, Athens, Norcross and Kennesaw.
Even Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed “came down and met with us at The Varsity and wanted to do everything he could to help us,” said Muir, grandson of Varsity founder Frank Gordy.
The problem, Muir said, is his company has already begun construction on a new 4,550-square-foot restaurant in Dawsonville.
“We’re a small family business and we don’t do a lot of projects at one time,” he said. “So it is very much up in the air if we will circle back around to do that Lindbergh project. But it is not completely off the table.”