The Brickery Grill & Bar, an iconic Sandy Springs restaurant, will close in December, its owner says.
“Everything has a life,” restaurateur Bruce Alterman said. “It depends on how you look at it. We look at it as: It’s been a helluva run.”
The restaurant has operated in downtown Sandy Springs for nearly 24 years, Alterman said. The shopping center housing the restaurant is being razed to make way for a new multi-use development. The Brickery must vacate by late December, Alterman said, meaning there isn’t time to relocate the business and reopen in a new location.
No date has been set for the closing. “We’re going to take it as far into December as variables allow us to,” Alterman said. “We’ll take it all the way to Christmas if we can.”
Alterman announced the closing in the restaurant’s weekly email to its fans. “Sometime in late December… The Brickery will be closing its doors … with no relocation in sight (collective groan),” the email said.
In the email, The Brickery said “the 4+ months we have left gives us plenty of time to, in fact, celebrate together and often.” Alterman said he planned for The Brickery’s final months of operation to be “one big group hug.”