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Secret Santa ATL (also known as “Loose Lips”), a speakeasy hidden in a warehouse deep within Pullman Yards in Kirkwood. The brainchild of beverage director Marian Chism, the concept started as an off-handed comment she made to property owner Adam Rosenfelt. “I jokingly said, ‘You know, I could throw a speakeasy up in the tunnels and people would come.’”
Situated between downtown Atlanta and Decatur, Kirkwood is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This original streetcar suburb is home to a diverse community, a rich variety of Victorian and Craftsman-style houses, strong community associations, nearby MARTA stations, and half a dozen parks, with additional bragging rights as the place where world-famous rapper Future grew up.
Fresh off the success of their Poncey-Highland fish market/restaurant Fishmonger, Skip Engelbrecht and Nhan Le announce plans for a second location, this one in the Pratt Pullman District. Slated to open in October, the new Fishmonger will feature a large patio and a full bar.
Chef Chris Hughes plans to open Homage, an intimate Spanish tapas restaurant, in a former laundry service building on Rogers Street near the train tracks.
Phnewfula Frederiksen had so much trouble finding an ecofriendly baby store where she could shop for her two children, now ages seven and 13, that she launched her own in 2009. Originally online-only, Happy Mango opened its first brick-and-mortar in Kirkwood in 2016—offering clothing and equipment for babies and kids, pregnant women, and new moms.
“We cannot outorganize a subversion of democracy”: Democratic rising star Bee Nguyen is vying to be Georgia’s next elections chief
Next year’s contest for Georgia secretary of state—an enormously consequential position in a newly purple state—will be one of the country’s most-watched races. Democratic rising star Bee Nguyen wants the job.
When husband-and-wife duo Adam Rosenfelt and Maureen Meulen purchased the 27-acre Kirkwood parcel of land now known as the Pratt Pullman District in 2017, their plan was to turn it into a creative cultural destination, separating it from other mixed-use developments anchored by large retail or restaurant tenants. A trio of initiatives launching in 2022 will continue to make that vision a reality.
The verdict on 5 new Atlanta restaurants: Che Butter Jonez, the Continent, Drawbar, the Abby Singer, Daisuki Sushi Izakaya
Che Butter Jonez opens a brick-and-mortar, Scotley Innis lands on BuHi, the Interlock development gets its first restaurant, the Abby Singer offers Midwestern fare, and Daisuki serves fresh sushi in Johns Creek
The restaurant, new to Pratt-Pullman Yard, serves what co-owner Mike Horn describes as “Midwestern comfort food,” including Juicy Lucy-style burgers and fried cheese curds.