4 Rivers to Make Atlanta Debut on Marietta Street
Barbecue chain plans Georgia debut
Chef John Rivers of Winter Park, Florida-based 4R Restaurant Group has signed his first lease in Atlanta.
The first 4 Rivers Smokehouse in Atlanta will be on Marietta Street next to Thumbs Up Diner in the old fire station No. 16. The fire station opened in early 1915 and was there until 1963 when it relocated to its current 1048 Joseph E. Boone Boulevard location.
According to the 4Rivers website, the restaurant will be the chain's 14th location and is expected to open mid next year. The two story building is about 4,100 square feet and will be renovated to suit the needs of the restaurant. Due to it being an historic structure, there are limitations to the modifications that can be made. A rendering of the restaurant does indicate that a second story patio will be added to the front of the building, with a street level patio below it.
photo from: http://www.todaysorlando.com/restaurant/4-rivers-smokehouse-winter-garden