Red Phone Booth Hospitality Group, the owners behind cocktail bar Red Phone Booth, Amalfi Pizza, and Saito - Sushi, Steak and Cocktails, just took over the remaining spaces at the Department Building in downtown Atlanta. Saito Sushi opened last year in the lobby of the former Regenstein’s department store at 207 Peachtree Street.
It’s unclear what the group’s plans are for their new spaces at the three-story building, only saying they’re currently developing “conceptual plans” and will share more details “in the months ahead.” The press release indicates the group may be working on a “family-friendly entertainment concept” with “multiple dining and entertainment destinations.” A rooftop establishment from the group is also in the works for the building.
The circa-1925 Department Building underwent a $10.5 million renovation in an effort meant to preserve its historic aesthetic, including many Art Deco and historic design features like the terracotta barrel vaulted ceilings, fluted columns, and wood floors. Prior to the renovation, the building had remained mostly vacant for forty years.
Second locations of cocktail lounge and cigar bar Red Phone Booth and pizzeria and Italian restaurant Amalfi opened in Buckhead last year, taking over the former Gordon Biersch space on Peachtree Road in Midtown. As in downtown Atlanta, people can only access the cocktail bar by dialing a secret code on a telephone inside an antique red phone booth out front.