Kirkwood Bar & Grill: Back in Business?

Closed since Tuesday, embattled restaurant reopened Friday.

The Kirkwood Bar & Grill, which was shuttered earlier this week, is reopened — at least for now.

David Johnson, the owner of the eatery which has been at the center of nearly a year-long row in Kirkwood, failed to pay back rent owed to the building owner Southeastern Properties LLC.

That led to a summary judgment against him late last month — and a shutdown — at least since Tuesday of this week.

On Friday night, however, the restaurant was open for business.

Johnson was not immediately available for comment Friday night.

Sophist October 08, 2012 at 05:46 PM
I think you're wrongly arguing race when the issues surrounding KB&G are that of illegal activities, such as drunken fights and weapons discharge. Another persistent issue is that of the business breaking the Kirkwood Station home owner's association by-laws which their landlord (John Turpin - white guy) agreed to obey. KB&G is required to close by 11pm. The business operates routinely past 2am in violation of the HOA contract. Remember, people live in the townhouses above this establishment and they were there long before Mr. Johnson moved his disruptive business in. If Mr. Johnson would close by 11pm like he is supposed to and rid his business of the drunk brawlers, there would be no issues with his business at all. Whites don't give a crap about his skin color; he needs to fix his problematic business and start being a good neighbor.
kirkwood roots October 08, 2012 at 08:35 PM
Have you ever been to the community meetings, to make your voice heard? The Kirkwood Neighbors Org meetings are open to all and they're held at Turner Monumental Church - an African Methodist Episcopal Church. All of the meeting minutes from 2005 forward are available online, in case you'd like to see what is really discussed.
Women of color November 05, 2012 at 04:19 PM
As a black person who knows the owner, this man is a total jerk. He is really a nasty person. Every criticism is not race related. If the race card is always thrown up we as a community lose credibility. The place failed several inspections and the owner is a degenerate. Stop using the race card!
Earl Williamson, RN November 12, 2012 at 12:54 PM
What Kirkwood Bar & Grill brings to the community - From the Atlanta Police Department: "On 11/10/12 at approx 11:20 pm, an APD officer was working an extra job at 1963 Hosea Williams [Kirkwood Bar & Grill]. He stated that the driver ran over cones in his parking lot which caught the officer's attention. He walked over to the vehicle and smelled Marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. He ordered the driver to sit tight. The driver was moving as if he was reaching for something inside the vehicle. The officer drew his gun on the subject and ordered the male to quit reaching. The male would not stop moving. More APD units arrived and the subject sped out of the parking lot, almost hitting an officer. The Officer jumped onto another vehicle and injured his knee in the process to avoid being hit. The suspect’s vehicle struck a police vehicle and four other cars in the street while attempting to flee the officers. The vehicle struck a utility pole and flipping the vehicle upside down. Suspects were pulled out of the vehicle. Inside of the vehicle in the compartment underneath the driver's side seat was a sandwich bag with 6 grams of marijuana. The driver was arrested for aggravated assault, misdemeanors and traffic charges. The subject was taken into custody at Grady Hospital. The passenger did not have any charges and was released at Atlanta Medical. "
Robert Lane November 15, 2012 at 10:58 PM
KBG has looked close when I've driven by between 4pm and 5pm, both yesterday (Weds 11/14) and today (Thurs 11/15). Anybody know whether it's actually closed, and if so, why?


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