Much like the Braves did in 2017 when they pulled up stakes in Summerhill for a shiny new stadium in Cobb County, dive-y dueling piano bar Park Bench is abandoning Buckhead after more than two decades for those same suburban pastures at Battery Atlanta. The longtime bar’s Buckhead location was sold last week to the owners of neighboring bar, Stagecoach.
Park Bench takes over a space just south of SunTrust Park across from Wahlburgers and Cru Food and Wine Bar at the complex some time during the Braves 2020 season, according to the press release.
This scrubbed up version of Park Bench plans to provide acoustic music throughout the afternoon and its dueling piano act in the early evening, followed by local and national bands at night. The slightly larger location also includes more patio space, VIP bottle service, and a private events area.
As for the piano bar’s humble digs on Irby Avenue, it’s being taken over by country western bar Stagecoach. The owners plan to renovate and expand into the former Park Bench space.
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Ph’east, a street food market hall located across from Aloft Hotel at Battery Atlanta, should open by the end of the year. Lao restaurant Snackboxe Bistro, Poke Burri, Lifting Noodles Ramen, Kung Fu Tea, and self-serve beer, wine, and cocktail bar the Taps all plan to open stalls inside Ph’east.