Please Note: Local Three is temporarily closed for kitchen renovations. We will reopen on August 5th.

Yep! We're Renovating the kitchen at L3!

Allow us to explain…..

Starting on June 29th, we’ll be closing Local Three for a bit to tackle some much-needed infrastructure upgrades. We’ll be reopening our doors on August 5th, refreshed and ready.

We want to be very clear: this is a planned, one month closure to make significant renovations to our infrastructure. We understand that in the restaurant industry, temporary closures often bring uncertainty and concern. Rest assured, this is not the case with Local Three. This closure is a proactive step to ensure that we can continue to provide you with the best possible dining experience for many years to come. We are reopening August 5th and will be even better than before we closed!

The space that Local Three occupies has a rich history. It was originally JOËL Restaurant, which opened in 2001 under the leadership of chef Joël Antunes. At the time, JOËL was one of the most technologically advanced restaurants ever built, featuring a 63-foot oven from France, coolers monitored by satellite, and a state-of-the-art refrigeration system. (Many of you may remember our closure in 2019 when we replaced the iconic oven…)

Now, almost 25 years later, it’s time to replace the refrigeration systems we inherited. These systems, while cutting-edge in their day, have become outdated and prohibitively expensive to maintain. Many of the necessary parts are no longer being produced, making it increasingly difficult to keep the system operational.

The upgrades we are undertaking are extensive. The original equipment was hard-wired into the building’s infrastructure, making this project more complex than simply swapping out old for new. We will be removing the old equipment, replacing flooring where necessary, and installing new, modular equipment throughout our 5,500-square-foot kitchen. Additionally, we will be making much-needed HVAC repairs to ensure a comfortable environment for both our guests and staff.

We couldn’t achieve this without your continued support and loyalty. Your visits, feedback, and encouragement drive us to improve and innovate constantly. It’s your patronage that allows us to keep pushing the boundaries of what we can offer. We want to extend our heartfelt thanks to each and every one of you for being a part of our journey.

While these improvements may not be visible to you on a daily basis, we know they will significantly enhance your dining experience. We are committed to maintaining the highest standards of quality and service, and these upgrades are essential in fulfilling that commitment.

While we’re closed, we invite you to visit our sister restaurant, Roshambo, located in the Peachtree Battle Shopping Center. The youngest Unsukay baby. If you haven’t been yet, you’re in for a treat. Roshambo blends classic diner charm with modern American fare, offering vibrant lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch menus. (FYI – They just rolled out new summer menus this past week!) Every detail at Roshambo tells a story, making it a truly unique dining experience. Mention that Local Three sent you, and enjoy a complimentary small plate on us. Oh, and did we mention they’ll be serving L3’s Truffle Popcorn all month long?

We look forward to welcoming you back to Local Three on August 5th. We have some exciting surprises in store and plan to throw a big happy hour to welcome everyone back after such a long time off.

Stay updated on our progress by following along on our website and social media channels. And be sure to swing by this week to give us a proper send off.

With gratitude,
Chris, Ryan, Todd, Susie & Jimmy