Paper Plane closing its doors

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 7, 2015
Photo from www.facebook.com/paperplaneatl

Photo from www.facebook.com/paperplaneatl

A celebrated Decatur bar with a speakeasy vibe is closing its doors for good. From the Paper Plane Facebook page …

Aloha, Gang. We have an announcement to make over this airplane intercom thing. As many of you know, Paper Plane has stopped food service this month. And at the end of August, after two-and-a-half years, we will stop all service. Paper Plane is taking its last flight, soaring off into the Decatur sunset. Which is to say, you should come by and enjoy our award-winning drinks and lovely staff while you can. You only have until the end of the month! Many of you have asked what’s going to replace Paper Plane. We’re happy to report that Wal-Mart will set up a small store in that space. Perfect for the Decatur-ite looking for guns, bullets, lawn chairs, half-off Christmas gear—really, anything. Of course, we are kidding. Put down your protest signs. We’ve got something even more (coco)nuts than that. See you soon, and until then, Mahalo, Y’all!

The news is a bit of a shock, given Paper Plane’s reputation as a destination point in downtown Decatur.

Back in March, it was revealed that award-winning bartender Paul Calvert was parting ways with the establishment.

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  • Chris Billingsley

    Nooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!
    Couldn’t they have waited until Sunday to make the announcement? OMG!!!! This is such a bummer for the weekend. We have to go ONE MORE TIME!!!
    (These are my wife’s comments upon hearing the news. I liked the PP in part because eating there always put my better half in a good mood.)
    So Goes one of the finer restaurants in Decatur. Maybe it was the parking?

  • underscorex

    I’m surprised, but I mean… I hadn’t been back since Paul left. Best of luck to the current staff in the upheaval to come.

  • Phototrekker

    I’m saying they are reinventing themselves as a Tiki bar – “coconuts”

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