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Kevin Gillespie to Open New Restaurant in Glenwood Park

"Gunshow" to take retail spot at corner of Garret Street and Bill Kennedy Way.

Kevin Gillespie, the Atlanta chef who built a loyal foodie following at is opening a new restaurant in Glenwood Park.

The "Top Chef" alum, as Atlanta Magazine reported, is leaving at the end of the year to head a new venture.

"Gunshow" as the new eatery is named, will take up the empty retail space at the corner of Garret Street and Bill Kennedy Way in Glenwood Park.

A Gillespie spokeswoman confirmed the restaurant is coming to Glenwood Park but added final details are still being worked out.

Gillespie told Atlanta Magazine he wants the Gunshow atmosphere to be closer to who he is as a chef.

"There’s no concept behind it," he told the magazine. "I’m just opening a new restaurant, and I want to be a lot closer to who I am now at this point in my life and career than my current restaurant is."

His bio at the Woodfire website notes that since 2010, Gillespie has been a semi-finalist for the James Beard Foundation’s “Rising Star Chef of the Year” for three consecutive years and has been nominated for Food & Wines “The People’s Best New Chef."

Péralte Paul September 04, 2012 at 06:21 PM
Is this a good addition to the neighborhood and SE Atlanta's better dining offerings?
J. H. September 04, 2012 at 07:54 PM
It's good to see Glenwood Park filling up some of those empty retail spaces. The economy must be getting better. :)
Sara Brown September 05, 2012 at 01:50 PM
Cool! When is it expected to open?
Péralte Paul September 05, 2012 at 04:02 PM
Hi, Sara: There's no exact date but the Meddin Co., which leases out the retail space at Glenwood Park says it's likely first quarter of next year.
RD September 06, 2012 at 03:37 PM
With a name like Gunshow, how is there no concept behind the restaurant?

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