Our Story

Come visit us at Hosea + 2nd, where we are transforming the intersection of Atlanta’s East Lake, Oakhurst, and Kirkwood neighborhoods into a destination for local, independent restaurants and other unique offerings.

Hosea + 2nd is the realization of a shared vision to restore one of Atlanta’s original street car suburbs into a thriving, walkable, diverse community. We are located around the corner from the historic East Lake Golf Club and a short distance from downtown Atlanta and Decatur.

Once home to golf legend Bobby Jones and civil rights leader Hosea Williams, East Lake saw its share of hard times, but is now regarded as a national model for community revitalization.

As the newest members of the East Lake community, we are committed to intown living. We believe in supporting local businesses. We care about good, thoughtful design. We also have more fun fixing up old buildings than tearing them down. If you’re like us, we think you’ll enjoy visiting Hosea + 2nd and grabbing a bite or a drink (or both!) at Greater Good BBQ, Poor Hendrix, Mix’D Up Burgers, and (soon to open) Mary Hoopas.

Hosea + 2nd was recently recognized by the Atlanta Urban Design Commission with an Award of Excellence. And the project was a 2017 finalist for an American Institute of Architects (Georgia) design and honor award for renovation/restoration.

With two corners of the Hosea + 2nd intersection complete, work has begun  on a third corner and we look forward to announcing even more offerings to serve the communities around us.


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Hosea + 2nd is open for business at the intersection of Hosea L. Williams Drive and 2nd Avenue in the East Lake neighborhood.

We welcome you to drive, bike, or walk on over and check out the unique, locally-owned, community-driven establishments for lunch, dinner, or just a drink, and keep an eye out for progress on the northeast corner of the intersection as construction has begun on the next phase of Hosea + 2nd, to be completed by the end of 2018.

In the News

word on the street

East Lake’s Hosea + 2nd village unveils Phase II plans

Curbed | July 12, 2017

The team behind the rebirth of a formerly blighted East Lake intersection has pulled back the curtain on what the next phase will be. Expect more restaurants or cafes—and workers toiling in creative loft offices—at the growing Hosea + 2nd project, located a few blocks from the commercial villages of both Oakhurst and Kirkwood.

First Look: Poor Hendrix

Creative Loafing | January 16, 2017

It’s Friday night at Poor Hendrix, the latest addition to East Lake’s new Hosea + 2nd development. The small, narrow dining room with its woody interior reminds me of a Paris bistro, where everyone sits knee to knee.

One Eared Stag Chef Plans East Lake Chicken and Oyster House

Eater | October 07, 2016

One Eared Stag chef Robert Phalen is behind the third announced restaurant for East Lake’s Hosea & 2nd project. Phalen will open Mary Hoopa’s House of Fried Chicken & Oysters at 2371 Hosea L. Williams Dr.

Poor Hendrix Is the Second Announced Restaurant for East Lake Project

EATER | February 11, 2016

Poor Hendrix, from James Beard Award-nominated pastry chef Aaron Russell and wife Jamie, will open on the southeast corner of Hosea L. Williams Drive and 2nd Avenue. The restaurant, currently on track to launch this fall, aims to serve two distinct styles of cuisine. Poor Hendrix’s cafe will offer “classic dishes that compliment an affordable, but thoughtful wine list.”

Chef Aaron Russell opening restaurant at Hosea + 2nd development in East Lake


James Beard-nominated pastry chef Aaron Russell and his wife Jamie Russell will open a neighborhood restaurant and bar called Poor Hendrix at Hosea + 2nd, the team behind the new East Lake development announced.

East Lake Retail Village to See ‘Lots of Action’ Very Soon

CURBED | November 05, 2015

Investors hoping to grow a thriving village of independent restaurants from a moribund East Lake intersection are promising “lots of action on the site in coming months” to include adaptive-reuse projects. It’s been a long road to here for the collective project now known as “2nd and Hosea.”

Fellini’s/La Fonda founders plan three restaurants in East Lake


Fellini’s and La Fonda owners Mike Nelson and Clay Harper with partners Jay Martin and Nathan Bolster bought the land at the four corners and plan “multiple restaurant concepts” on the sites. This includes converting an old gas station on the northwest corner into The Greater Good BBQ, a fast-casual family-friendly restaurant.

Fellini’s, La Fonda Owners Planning Four Restaurants for East Lake

EATER | May 22, 2015

Clay Harper and Mike Nelson, owners of Fellini’s Pizza and La Fonda Latina, are planning a few new restaurants for East Lake at the corner of Second Avenue and Hosea Williams Drive. First on the agenda is a third location for their barbecue restaurant, The Greater Good.