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City of Atlanta Is Seeking Proposals for a New Restaurant Space in Grant Park

A restaurant could finally open at the Grant Park Gateway building in 2023, take this survey and tell us what you think should open there

The rooftop restaurant space and park atop the underground Grant Park Gateway parking deck in Atlanta, near Zoo Atlanta.
Grant Park Gateway.
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Beth McKibben is the editor and staff reporter for Eater Atlanta and has been covering food and cocktails locally and regionally for over 12 years.

Plans are finally moving forward for a restaurant to take up residence in the vacant Grant Park Gateway building atop an underground parking garage on Boulevard. The city took over the building next door to Zoo Atlanta from the Atlanta and Fulton County Recreation Authority last year, and apparently that made all the difference.

For those who’ve been following the diligent coverage by Urbanize Atlanta over the last two years on the $48 million Grant Park Gateway building and park project, the news the city is seeking proposals to place a restaurant in this space by the end of 2023 should come as welcome news.

With floor to ceiling windows breathing in natural light and a large covered patio offering unobstructed views of a lovely 2.5 acre park beside the building, this space is primed for a restaurant takeover. Multiple restaurant occupants could be selected if those submitted proposals fit with the city’s vision for the Grant Park Gateway space.

Interested restaurant owners and chefs can read up on the particulars for proposal submissions via the city’s Department of Procurement portal by clicking “Solicitations” and searching for “RFP/DPR/2212-1230183”. A Zoom meeting to discuss the restaurant space at Grant Park Gateway and necessary qualifications is set for Thursday, February 16, at 10 a.m., followed by a site visit at 12 p.m. Restaurant proposals are due by Thursday, March 16.

Eater wants to know what readers think. Tell us your thoughts on the type of restaurant or specific chef you’d like to see open in the Grant Park Gateway building by responding to the brief survey below.