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Owner of Campagnolo to Open New Midtown Eatery

New venture, to be named Henry's Midtown, is to open in former Mint3 Thai & Sushi space.

The owner of the highly popular Campagnolo plans to open a new restaurant in Midtown at 132 W. 10th St. near Peachtree Street — in the space that had been Mint3 Thai & Sushi.

Restaurater Maureen Kalmanson said the concept for her new spot, Henry's Midtown, is upscale with a menu centered around chef-driven sandwich creations and other items.

The plan also is to serve mostly craft beers, Kalmanson told Midtown Patch.

Henry's Midtown, named for one of her dogs, will be non-smoking, joining a growing trend in Atlanta restaurants that have opened in recent years.

Kalmanson, who also owns the the Peasant restaurant, said she picked the 3,000-square-foot facility because "I think it is the perfect location of what I want to do. I think we can put something really pretty on that corner."

She will go before the Midtown Neighbors' Association License and Permit Committee Tuesday night and then Neighborhood Planning Unit E on March 5 to make a presentation as part of her application for a liquor license.

Assuming the permitting and other city and state regulatory benchmarks are met without any hiccups, Kalmanson said she anticipates opening in April.

But wait, February 26, 2013 at 12:25 PM
upscale.... sandwiches? must not be doing that much renovating if the plan is to open in April... which, if this is to be 'upscale' kind of conflicts with the way it looks now... kudos for going non smoking though!
Marc Acampora February 26, 2013 at 01:43 PM
I'm very skeptical about the concept. First, "upscale" does not match the building, interior, or fact that this is prime real estate surrounded by a lot of vacant land. That means the land will eventually (hopefully soon) be developed with higher density. So, this place will not be there forever. To truly pull of "upscale", and be successful in this location, the owner will need to make substantial renovation and investment. You saw how the Dewberry Market concept next door failed - they did nothing to make that space work as an upscale neighborhood market - they just laid out their products on available existing surfaces. If these owners do make substantial investment on renovation, they will likely be pouring money into a temporary venture. If they do not make a suitable investment, the concept will likely fail. I hope they make good decisions.
midtownblue February 26, 2013 at 02:09 PM
My "fix" (before Dewberry develops the entire block): Relocate Woofs to the former Jock n' Jills space; position a good, business traveler-oriented restaurant in the former "Mint Thai" space that can draw from the surrounding office towers and the new Hyatt. Serve breakfast (different from Flying Biscuit), lunch (different from Jimmy John's and Joe's on Juniper), and dinner (different from Einsteins, Gilberts, etc.). Quality -- not necessarily signified by expense -- should be the operative word of the new restaurant. How many restaurants have tried and failed at that location in the past decade? I'm guessing it's more than five, at least.
Tammy February 26, 2013 at 02:17 PM
Did you know that the Jocks n Jills was once the location of Blakes but they were made to move when 999 Peachtree was built. It would be kind of ironic to see Woofs in that spot.
Lisa Jordan February 26, 2013 at 02:25 PM
You all seem to be forgetting that this owner has already proven her abilities by transforming a former craphole space into a gorgeous successful place where nothing succeeded sine the Big Red Tomatoe days. I look forward to further beautification and another sophisticated option by her. It's great to see someone investing in midtown. Thank you - is what everyone should be saying - I am
Marc Acampora February 26, 2013 at 02:39 PM
midtownblue - I think you have a challenge ahead of you. On paper, that is a decent location, but, in practice, Atlantans are very fickle, and even more so in Midtown. Witness the lines around the block at average Flying Biscuit, while the adjacent gelato/now-smoothie place seems to struggle, and the jury is still out on the Five Napkin replacement. You do sound like you know what you're doing and I hope you succeed. I look forward to being a customer. Best of luck!
Harold February 26, 2013 at 02:51 PM
It always amazes me how many restaurant experts live in Midtown :-p if its not a $40 million hand crafted make over and men in hot pants and tank tops it's no good! Midtown is changing for the better, with more students, and more families with children moving here. Get a clue and realize that maybe 10th and piedmont is a gay cruise zone but we won't see that all over. Campagnolo made it where nothing made it for many years, so grow a pair and give this place a chance - unless you have a better idea for that corner or love illegal Thai people say so now!
JM Hurricane February 26, 2013 at 03:01 PM
Good Luck, that space seems tough to work with!
Atl30309 February 26, 2013 at 03:05 PM
Absolutely spot-on correct, Lisa. Maureen is a consummate restaurant professional with great marketing skills. The new place will be successful if the food is good.
Martini February 26, 2013 at 03:56 PM
I remember being at a memorial day gathering and playing up her recent opening on Piedmont. The very people who were putting the place and food down are now her biggest supporters. Maureen has a successful track record and can win over anyone and everyone with her business savvy and investment. Midtown is lucky to have her!
Marc Acampora February 26, 2013 at 04:01 PM
Harold, I hope your angry comment is not directed toward me. If so, you are way off-base. All I said, and I stand by my comments, is that the location, current quality of the building, and fickleness of the Atlanta market will create challenges for them. I like their idea and hope they succeed.
Atl Resident February 26, 2013 at 04:17 PM
Maureen is a very smart tough cookie! I love Campagnolo and I am sure she will have success at that location. She took the "Camp" spot where other business's could not succeed and made it happen... I also heard she is a big "The U" fan and Miami Dolphins!!!!!
Saba Photographers February 26, 2013 at 04:46 PM
sorry, but you lost me at upscale sandwiches. i live across the street and would love nothing more than to see something delicious end up in this spot; however, the last thing i will be frequenting is an expensive sandwich shop. so maybe i'm misinterpreting the concept; i sure do hope so.
Aya Turner February 26, 2013 at 06:51 PM
LOVE this idea! I don't go to Joe's because of their smoking ... and sometimes I just want an upscale burger or sandwich and a beer! Looking forward to this place!!
midtown dad February 26, 2013 at 07:08 PM
sounds great to me (I love sandwiches), nothing else has made it in that spot, which was the same case as the location where Campagnolo is. I hope she can do it again, it would be a shame to see another business fail there.
Drewboo February 26, 2013 at 08:57 PM
expensive sandwiches? um... not sure this particular block can support that...
Bad spellers UNTIE! February 27, 2013 at 03:21 AM
The new 5 napkin replacement was advertised on Patch as a burger restaurant, but lets be honest, it's a gay club. Wouldn't mind seeing it going out of business yesterday.
Kevin February 27, 2013 at 05:28 AM
I'm trying to figure out when Midtown became so non-gay? You losers do realize that it's the gays that brought in the nightlight? That made your dump of a neighborhood attractive and desired? That make your miserable little home a little less miserable because of our fun and creativity. Midtown is no less gay than you are stupid. Which is to say-- it's not less gay.
Urbanist February 27, 2013 at 01:45 PM
Hahaha...yeah, it must be the "gay" crowd that is responsible for improvements everywhere. Such a cute little rant.
Tim February 27, 2013 at 02:08 PM
Congrats to Maureen, your current restaurant is a big hit with great food and service for a reasonable price. Good luck on your new adventure, we need more like you in this town. And as for Ten, thanks for rehabbing and opening a good new restaurant and bar in town, so far so good...great space, good service and drinks!
Bad spellers UNTIE! February 27, 2013 at 10:15 PM
Nightlight? Ten didn't rehab anything, 5 napkin did that.
Trent February 28, 2013 at 05:26 PM
Best of luck. The spot seems cursed. There's not a lot of foot traffic. Hopefully the Hyatt is finished before they open. Unfortunately Dewberry is willing to have that whole block be an eyesore for Midtown for the foreseeable future.
Dan Armstrong February 28, 2013 at 05:47 PM
Dewberry is the problem.....DEW NOTHING
Tim February 28, 2013 at 09:34 PM
The Hyatt opening should help this new business. Good news for the neighborhood as the 10th street area continues to improve with 10th & Piedmont, Ten, Campagnolo and the other good businesses adding to the area. I've noticed an increase in activity in this area. The sidewalk on the north side of tenth between Piedmont and Juniper is a big issue though....

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