Shumacher Sells ZAYA to Barcelona Restaurant and Wine Bar

by Steven Josovitz

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The Shumacher Group, Inc. has sold Zaya located at North Highland Steel in Inman Park. The Shumacher Group, Inc. and Steve Josovitz represented the Seller in this transaction.

Barcelona Restaurant and Wine Bar is an award-winning Spanish tapas restaurant group located throughout Connecticut from the greater New York region to West Hartford and New Haven.

Barcelona was begun in 1995 by Sasa Mahr-Batuz, based on his memories of years of living in Spain and Portugal, and Andy Pforzheimer, based on his 20 years as a chef at world-famous restaurants in France, California and New York.

Beginning with a tiny, 38-seat wine bar they set out to recreate the feel and the look of an evening on the Ramblas. They worked hard and made no compromises to achieve their aims: sophisticated décor that evoked Milan, SoHo, or Rio de Janeiro. Simple, flavor-filled dishes redolent with olive oil, lemon, smoky paprika. A comprehensive list of wines by the glass from around the world, with an emphasis on the lesser-known regions of Spain and Portugal. They were guided not by any places that existed at the time, but only by what they liked, and the way they liked it.

Barcelona Restaurant and Wine Bar will be located in one of the most desired and hottest location in Metro Atlanta. Incredible visibility thanks to a hundred feet of  frontage and sidewalk patio at the base of a stunning and modern hi rise residential building. This is one of the most dynamic dining destinations surrounded on both sides of the block by P/Cheen, Highland Bakery, Parish, Pure Taqueria, Sotto Sotto, Friti to name a few well established and popular places.  Additionally all the hi end retail, hi rise lofts, condo and middle to hi income apartment buildings not to mention thousands of middle to income residences in surrounding areas like Virginia Highland, Little Five Points, Ponce, Midtown, and downtown areas make for a hugh pool of available customers.

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