This, from Kay:
Green Hills Grille serves its last dinner on Hillsboro Drive tomorrow. And, on July 14, it hopes to be up and running, with the same menu and much of the same staff, at 3805 Green Hills Village Drive -- most recently home to Fire of Brazil, and before that, The Cooker. Less than two years after opening in what would seem to be a prime location -- the retail strip that flanks the entrance of Regal Cinemas at the far end of The Mall At Green Hills -- the churrascaria-themed restaurant has flamed out, closing its doors for the final time last night.
The Atlanta-based chain was never able to find a large enough audience for its prix-fix, $39.50-per-person, all-the-meat-you-can-eat concept. Pre- and post-movie audiences looking for a quick, moderately priced bite opted instead for Cheeseburger Charlie's or Bistro 215, while destination diners raced to put their names on a 90-minute wait list at Cheesecake Factory. The move will reunite -- at least geographically -- Green Hills Grille with longtime former GM Steve Smithing, who left GHG at the end of 2004 to oversee the transformation of Princeton's Grille to Bistro 215.
Taking over the 2122 Hillsboro Drive address will be its landlord, John Griswold, who plans to open an updated version of the restaurant his father had there for 20 years, Nero's Cactus Canyon, which is expected to open in October.