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Grant Park Pizza Owner To Open Mexican-Themed Eatery In Old Wachovia Bank Building

Tomatillos to open soon, owners holding contest; winner will create sign for restaurant

The old Wachovia bank building in East Atlanta Village is going Mexican — again.

The soon-to-be-opened Tomatillos will feature burritos, tacos, quesadillas, enchilladas and salads, according to its Facebook page.

It will join the Village's two other Spanish/Latin-themed eateries, and . (A third restaurant and neighborhood favorite Cantina La Casita — now home to So Ba — closed a couple of years ago.)

The building's owner Eric Kaiser, who also owns in EAV and in Grant Park, initially planned to open a .

But that project later fell through.

Kaiser, who purchased the 1,800-square-foot bank building out of foreclosure last year, did not return a telephone call and e-mail request seeking comment Thursday and Friday.

But in an earlier interview, he said he initially planned to move his East Atlanta Pizzeria there but then opted to keep it where it is.

Instead, he said the former bank property would become something more family-oriented, non-smoking and non-alcholic.

It's unclear if Tomatillos will incorporate that earlier vision, but it does seem to have one think Kaiser said was key for a family dining out: affordability. Nothing on the menu will be above $10, according to the Facebook page.

Kaiser is hosting a contest for graphic artists. The winning designer will receive a "yet-to-be-determined amount of free food and beverage" at the restaurant, according to a separate Facebook page created just for the contest.

The sign is about 85" X69".

Contestants should send their submissions to EastAtlantaTomatillos@gmai​l.com with the subject heading: "Sign Design."

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