Mike’s Hole in the Wall Moving Across The Street; Virgola Opens On Georgia Avenue; Mojo Burrito Adds 4th Location

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Mike’s Hole in the Wall, 535 Cherokee Blvd., is moving to a new, remodeled location across the street from its original location after 10 years. It was described by John McClellan as a neighborhood bar and restaurant. A new beer license was needed from the city beer board because of the new address and because a third partner, David Debroskey, has been added.

Virgola will be opening in a couple of weeks at 608 Georgia Ave.

This is a franchise of an oyster and Italian wine bar, but will also have a small selection of beer available. Owner Cheri Guerdon told the board that it is a tapas type bar with a “heat-free” kitchen. Food will include charcuterie meats and oysters. Seafood platters will be $50, $75 and $100, so she does not expect to have underage customers.

Eve Williams was given a beer permit for a fourth location of Mojo Burrito, a Tex-Mex restaurant, at 9447 Bradmore Lane. The beer license will also allow the business to sell carry-out growlers of craft beer. She said food is the focus at the restaurants with beer being only three percent of total sales.



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