The Brickery Grill & Bar will serve up its final trademark Caesar burger on Dec. 23, ending its 24-year run as a Sandy Springs neighborhood favorite.
The local landmark at 6125 Roswell Road in the Hilderbrand Court shopping center is already surrounded by construction fencing for the massive mixed-use project displacing it. The shopping center demolition for the Mill Creek Residential project will start this month, according to a project manager at a new on-site office.
Brickery co-owner Bruce Alterman said there are no special plans for the restaurant’s last day in business.
“I don’t know how to do anything special besides a group hug,” Alterman said. “We are greatly appreciative.”
The Brickery’s bar is offering a special “Festive Farewell” martini, and a special page in its menu advises how to make financial contributions to its soon-to-be-unemployed workers. Meanwhile, Alterman said, the restaurant is packed with customers getting a last taste of favorite menu items, including “so many Caesar burger addicts [who] are getting their fix.”
Alterman said that “preferred customers” will be invited to a Jan. 5 auction of most of the restaurant’s fixtures. “I’d love to be able to see some pieces have a new life,” he said.
It remains to be seen whether the Brickery will have a new life as well. Alterman said the Brickery brand might “pop back up someday,” maybe as a cookbook, maybe more. Nothing is off the table, he said, but nothing is planned, either.
Mill Creek will build a large mixed-use building about five stories high and with about 340 apartments. The $90 million project was approved by the city earlier this year.
Meanwhile, another giant mixed-used project next door, at 6077-6075 Roswell Road, remains stalled several weeks after developer Camden USA pulled out. Owner Kirk Demetrops said he hopes to have a new developer to announce by year’s end.