Thursday, May 17, 2012

Atkins Park and Ormsby's owner Warren Bruno dies

Posted By on Thu, May 17, 2012 at 4:37 PM

Warren Bruno dies at 64
Warren Bruno, 64, passed away Wednesday morning after an eight-year fight with lymphoma. Bruno was responsible for creating and owning two of Atlanta's favorite restaurants, the historical Atkins Park and Ormsby's.

Bruno bought Atkins Park, the city's oldest continuously-licensed tavern, in 1983 and transformed the restaurant into a hot spot in the Virginia-Highland area. In the same year, Bruno created what is now known as the Virginia-Highland Summerfest which will be held June 2-3..

Credit also goes to Bruno for creating the Westside's warm and welcoming pub Ormsby's. The bar is a favorite of locals looking for an extensive craft beer list, bocce ball, shuffleboard, and unique gastropub menu.

Bruno's legacy as a pillar of Virginia-Highland and will not be easily forgotten.

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