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One of Atlanta's favorite coffee companies is coming to Midtown. Come October, Octane is opening in a 1,100-square-foot, L-shaped space along the courtyard green between the Woodruff Arts Center and High Museum of Art.
Outdoor sculpture, pony rides, meteorites, BMX stunts, an instrument “petting zoo,” princesses, and more
The Castle, a historic Midtown building dating back to 1910, will be renovated and reopened as a restaurant, bar, event space, and luxury suites in the next year. Marc Taft, chef and owner of Chicken and the Egg, has partnered with architect and industrial artist Mike Latham to transform the 12,000-square-foot space on 15th Street across from the Woodruff Arts Center into a white tablecloth, Southern-inspired restaurant with a bar, a separate late-night bar, plus four or five hotel suites with spa-like bathrooms. The restaurant and bars will open in October, with the event space to follow in the spring of 2014, and the suites shortly thereafter.
ATL Food Chatter: July 12, 2010 (To receive the Chatter and other culinary tidbits directly in your inbox, sign up for our weekly dining newsletter)Table 1280 opened in 2005 as part of the Woodruff Arts Center’s High Museum expansion, and over the years it has struggled to make an identifiable mark for itself in the Midtown dining tapestry. But a shift in operators could soon change that. John Kessler broke the news last week that local catering firm A Legendary Event has snagged a ten-year contract to run the restaurant. Special Events, a trade magazine, added that the contract is a partnership with Connecticut-based company Centerplate. The combined affiliation, called Legendary Partners, won the contract over major national companies, including Wolfgang Puck. (It was rumored that local Fifth Group restaurants was also in the running.)
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