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“Virginia-Highland just got stale; it needed a refresh,” says Gene Kansas, a cultural developer and founder of Gene Kansas Commercial Real Estate. “Atlantans wanted current places to go on dates and take their children. [Virginia-Highland] didn’t have what they wanted and needed, so the community went elsewhere.”
With the help of culinary director Ian Winslade and former executive chef Tom Harvey, Murphy hopes to open by early April.
Can Atlanta one-up the landmark openings in 2015 that included Krog Street Market, Ponce City Market, and Staplehouse? Unlikely, based on what's been announced, though there will be plenty that's new to eat and drink in the coming months.
It took Tom Murphy thirty years, but he’s finally expanding his empire. The founder of Murphy’s in Virginia-Highland got his start selling hot dogs in Peachtree Battle. He opened Murphy’s as a basement deli...