The spot on the corner of Virginia and Orange that housed Brian’s and a short-lived Elliott’s Public House [Gmap] will now be home to a new restaurant, Nova (an amalgam of North Orange and Virginia).

Nova owner, Mark Stillman, has opened a number of restaurants through Atlanta-based restaurant group 101 Concepts, but this project is a solo mission for the Brooklyn-born entrepreneur. According to Stillman, Nova will specialize in up-scale American farm-to-table cuisine.

The space has already been gutted by Stillman’s crew and is barely recognizable from its Brian’s days. The interior walls have been stripped down to their bare-brick bones and walls are being removed for a more lofty feel inside.

The plans for the space are, in our opinion, very ambitious, but we’ve been asked to keep them under wraps for a while longer. We’ll be posting the plans in the near future, at Stillman’s request.

We look forward to reporting on this space as it develops.

The restaurant’s hopeful opening date is late August.



Brendan O'Connor

Editor in Chief of Bungalower.com

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  1. Excited to have a completely renovated concept in this space. This little strip is begging for a quality dining venue to round out the area. Hopefully its a well thought out concept that pays attention to all of the little things that create an amazing dining experience that keeps people coming back to the Ivanhoe. The past concepts were local staples, but nothing that demanded new customers to the area. Looking forward to seeing how this turns out!

  2. Well there goes our rebranding to the “new” Bryan’s restaurant lol Bryan Lowe

  3. The restaurant is a new concept by a professional resteranteur from Atlanta. It has nothing to do with Brian’s or Elliott’s

  4. Sadly it’s the former employees that suffered the most. All that downtime rebuilding only to open up, sell and fold. Good luck to the new venture – seek out the former help…