Underground Atlanta is getting yet another new occupant. On July 6, Underground Atlanta owner Lalani Ventures announced that Atlanta Brewing Company will relocate to the former Atlanta Visitor’s Center Location on Upper Alabama St.
Atlanta Brewing Company first opened in Midtown in 1993 and later moved to Defoor Hills Rd in 2007. Back in June, they announced the move, and the taproom closed on July 3.
“We are disruptors in our industry and we’re all about that life in Atlanta,” Alton Shields, President, CEO and General Manager of Atlanta Brewing Company, said in a press release. “We wanted to operate in a place that’s creative and embraces Atlanta culture. What better way to represent the City of Atlanta than to move to Underground Atlanta and help bring it back to life. We are going to make this a place where Atlantans experience their most delightful moments over great beer in the heart of the city.”
Atlanta Brewing Company will transform the 8,600-square-foot space into two distinct parts: a brewery open to tours, and an indoor/outdoor taproom featuring 20 beers and a “phantom kitchen” with rotating chefs.
This move is just a small part of Underground Atlanta’s revitalization efforts. Last year, Robert Montwaid of Chattahoochee Food Works announced plans to open a 21-stall food hall in the space. Additional upcoming occupants include Dancing Crepes, Dolo’s Pizza, and Daiquiriville.
“Two iconic Atlanta brands coming together in South Downtown signals a turning point for the area,” said Mary Turner, Lalani Ventures’ Leasing Manager. “We are carefully targeting the right concepts that support our vision to become the center of gravity for arts, culture and entertainment in Atlanta. Partnering with brands like Atlanta Brewing Company not only enhances the guest experience at Underground, but also re-engages Downtown’s massive population of students and office workers who are craving great places to hang out.”
Atlanta Brewing Company and Underground Atlanta have not yet announced an opening date.