Folk Art Restaurant opening a second location in Decatur
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This story has been updated.
A restaurant in Inman Park is opening up a second location in Decatur.
Folk Art Restaurant is expected to open this fall at 174 West Ponce de Leon Ave, according to a press release. The space was previously home to Thumbs Up Diner. That restaurant closed in October and took a parting shot at Decatur on the way out, urging customers to protest the higher rents in the area.
Touting “Artful Eats for Simple Folks,” Folk Art Restaurant offers “creative takes on Southern classics, inspired versions of comfort food of every variety, and a delicious assortment of handcrafted cocktails.”
Folk Art opened in Inman Park in 2012 and has been featured on “Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives.”
It’s owned by Randy Parks, a Decatur resident, and Rhoda Hill.
“Decatur is literally my home and has been since 1999,” Parks said in the press release. “It’s the perfect place, with the perfect vibe, for Folk Art’s new location. I’ve raised my family here, my first restaurant job was here. It’s just good to be back where it all started. It definitely feels full circle. I’m excited to share our great food and welcoming atmosphere with my neighbors and the wonderful community of Decatur.”
Hill said Decatur has been on their radar.
“Our Artful Eats concept has been a natural fit in Inman Park and we love being an inviting, neighborhood spot that people can count on,” Hill said in the press release. “We’ve been wanting to expand for a while now and Decatur was just the perfect choice for us. Decatur is such a vibrant, artistic place, with a fantastic food scene and we think we have something positive to add. We’re friends with many of the chefs and owners and they’ve already made us feel like a welcome addition to the community.”