Central City Jamaican restaurant 14 Parishes will relocate to the lot that once housed nonprofit urban farm and produce market Hollygrove Market & Farm, which shut down due to overwhelming debt this past February.
The owners of 14 Parishes announced on Facebook yesterday that they will close the Clio Street location later this month and reopen at 8301 Olive Street in February of 2019.
The lively Jamaican eatery from Jamaica natives and former Atlanta restaurateurs Conroy and Charles Blake opened in Central City in the former location of The Big Top and The Beatnik in October 2016 (UPDATE: Conroy Blake has not been involved since 2017). 14 Parishes also serves up a menu of jerk chicken and oxtail stew inside the Pythian Market food hall in the CBD.
The former lot of Hollygrove Market & Farm has stayed empty this year despite efforts to reorganize, fundraise, and find a “financial savior” to bring it out of debt. In addition to its market, the farm and and community garden featured Brunch in the Garden with popular Burmese pop-up Lahpet. According to the Gambit, the owners of 14 Parishes said they will offer plots for monthly and yearly rent to farmers to grow produce and provide space for farmers market pop-ups and other events.
The 1638 Clio Street location of 14 Parishes will close December 22.
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