Hop City Craft Beer & Wine Wednesday in a press release detailed plans for Boxcar, the company’s forthcoming Lee + White restaurant.
“Boxcar is inspired by the ubiquitous urban canvas that is the grafitti’d railroad freight train,” according to the press release.
“Guests will see that theme reflected in the mural from noted Atlanta street artist Catlanta. This centerpiece is an image of hobo icon Leon Ray Livingston. He famously lived the nomadic life on the rails and created the secret code of the street still found all over cities today.”
Led by Chef Matty Hutchins, “well-made” pub food will be served including burgers, sandwiches, and salads alongside a weekly rotation of large plates sourced from local farmers.
Boxcar’s “beer nerds” will be on hand to guide guests through over 80 rotating draft choices at two different beer, wine, and cocktail bars.
“Our retail space will be a little more curated on the beer side with closer to 1,000 choices compared to the 1,900 or so at our original Westside store,” Kraig Torres, owner of Boxcar, said in the release.
“It will still be the best our local, national and worldwide brewers have to offer with a focus on freshness. You’ll also see a generous selection of small-production wines hand-picked by our equally-passionate wine team. We hope we have created a warm, friendly environment for enthusiasts of all things food and drink.”
Hop City will also be donating a portion of sales at Boxcar to the Atlanta Mission and will be partnering with WorkSource Georgia to help keep longtime West End residents in the community and working.
Boxcar is one of several projects in the works for Torres.
In 2019 a location Hop City and Barleygarden will open in Pinewood Forest in Fayetteville, the new community adjacent to the Pinewood Studios complex.