An outdoor, mobile alcohol park opens in May as part of the new Historic Rail Park at Pullman Yard in Kirkwood, and it will be operated by upcoming restaurant the Abby Singer, also opening in May at the Pratt Pullman District. The gastropub, owned by Mike Horn, is opening on Rogers Street serving its take on the Minneapolis classic Juicy Lucy cheeseburger.
Beer, wine, and other drinks will be served out of five shipping containers set on train truck wheels lined up on rails, which run approximately ten acres south along the spine of the linear park from the spur of the CSX line on the northwest side of the property.
Pratt Pullman developer and Atomic Entertainment co-owner Adam Rosenfelt says more mobile containers will be added in the future and include food, art and some retail. He expects some containers at the mobile rail park to be more long term than others.
“The Abby Singer will operate the alcohol portion of the rail park going forward. Discussions are underway with them as to what specific breweries, products will be sold,” Rosenfelt tells Eater. “The idea was to not do one specific brewery as is common in mixed-use destinations, but rather provide multiple options for the customer.”
The openings of the moveable booze park on rails and the Abby Singer coincide with the debut of the Van Gogh digital art experience at Pratt Pullman District, which begins next month and runs through the end of the year in building one at the Kirkwood complex. Rosenfelt also plans to continue the open-air chefs market there and run it on multiple days during the Van Gogh exhibit.
“The history of the Pullman Yard is intimately tied to the significant rail industry in Atlanta,” says Rosenfelt. “The rail onsite is deemed historic by the National Park Service and the state historic Preservation office. It has therefore always been our intention to activate the historic rail into an interactive experience for the public to enjoy.”