Justin Amick, who opened boutique bowling alley The Painted Pin in Buckhead last year, has been working on a new project for a few months. Now, we know what he has in mind. Amick and business partner William Stallworth announced Thursday that they plan to launch The Painted Duck in Westside next summer.
Like The Painted Pin, the new project, slated to take up residence in the forthcoming Stockyards Atlanta development at 976 Brady Avenue, will focus on gaming in a swanky environment. The Painted Duck will be centered around 18 lanes for duckpin bowling, similar to the traditional game, but with smaller balls and pins. Amick and Stallworth are calling it a "distinguished drinkery, duckpin bowling, and gaming parlor."
Chef Thomas Collins, who's been cooking at The Painted Pin, will develop The Painted Duck's menu, creating cuisine that's being billed as "backyard bar fare." Look for small plates and grilled meats. The beverage program, led by The Painted Pin's Trip Sandifer, will feature classic cocktails, artisanal wines by glass, local and craft beer, and an "extensive list of bourbons and whiskeys." Amick, who is a licensed sommelier, will curate the wine list.
Stockyards Atlanta comes from Westbridge Partners, the same development company behind White Provision in Westside.