A location of Ohio-based arcade and game bar Pins Mechanical Company will open at the historic 222 Mitchell building across from Hotel Row in South Downtown, the Atlanta Business Chronicle first reported.
Backed by Rise Brands, the sprawling 25,000-square-foot gaming venue should open in 2023 at 222 Mitchell, featuring rooftop patios, a courtyard, and three bars serving cocktails, boozy slushies, beer, and wine. As for games, expect 16 lanes of duckpin bowling, patio pong, bocce ball, ping pong, pinball machines, and vintage arcade games and video game consoles offered at the Atlanta location.
Pins Mechanical Company also includes locations in Ohio, Indiana, Nashville, and Charlotte.
First built in 1909 and now spanning an entire city block along Mitchell Street, the seven-story 222 Mitchell building is part of a large redevelopment project from Newport Holding, the private real estate investment firm also redeveloping the old commercial storefronts along historic Hotel Row.
The Hotel Row buildings will eventually include a mix of local and independent restaurants and retail shops, artist studios, and creative office spaces. A location of upcoming Summerhill sandwich restaurant How Crispy and a yet-named slice shop from Atlanta restaurant group Slater Hospitality (Nine Mile Station, Skyline Park) both open next year at Hotel Row. An underground cocktail bar from Slater Hospitality will also open beneath its Hotel Row pizzeria. In addition to the slice shop and cocktail bar, Slater Hospitality plans to open a rooftop venue at 222 Mitchell.
Hotel Row and 222 Mitchell join two other historic redevelopment projects in South Downtown. Robert Montwaid, the co-founder of recently opened Chattahoochee Food Works in northwest Atlanta, opens another food hall next year at Underground Atlanta. The 21-stall food hall serves as the anchor tenant for the downtown Atlanta landmark. Future Showbar, an LGBTQ-friendly restaurant, cabaret, and dance bar, opened at Underground Atlanta earlier in June. Music venue the Masquerade, which relocated from the Old Fourth Ward to Underground Atlanta, will reopen this summer.
Across from 222 Mitchell on Ted Turner Drive, LaGrange, Georgia, brewery and distillery Wild Leap opens a second location this fall at Centennial Yards, part of a 50-acre redevelopment of the historic Gulch and railyards in South Downtown to include retail shops and restaurants, offices, and apartments.
Formerly home to offices and the freight depot for Norfolk Southern Railroad, Wild Leap will anchor the Centennial Yards South portion of the development with multiple bars and lounge areas and outdoor seating spanning over 15,000 square feet. The main level of the brewery-distillery opens onto what’s being dubbed the Canyon at the complex, a 750-foot walkway located below street level that will eventually include more dining and entertainment options.