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Caffeine and Octane, the brand behind the monthly car show held at Perimeter Mall in Dunwoody, and the weekly Caffeine and Octane TV NBC Sports Network show, will be opening Caffeine and Octane at the Garage, a full-service coffee shop, restaurant, event space, and television studio in Sandy Springs.
“Our goal is to replicate the car lover’s dream garage and give Atlanta’s many car enthusiasts a cool place to meet up and hang out,” Bruce Piefke, CEO and producer, Caffeine and Octane and also founder and operator of Atlanta-based Moonshadow Saloon and the Harvest Moon Saloon, said Wednesday in a press release.
“We’ll have a family friendly atmosphere with great food and fun. And with several large outdoor decks and big garage doors in the main dining room, we’ll be able to take advantage of Atlanta’s great weather.”
Caffeine and Octane at the Garage will open in a 6500-square-foot space, previously an automotive service shop, located at the North River Shopping Center and not far from the monthly car show’s Perimeter Mall location.
Piefke expects to start construction in February 2020 with plans to open sometime in summer 2020.
When complete, Caffeine and Octane at the Garage will feature a coffee shop and a 125-seat main dining room offering a full menu of burgers, wings, tacos, specialty sandwiches and salads, beers from local microbreweries and a variety of wine offerings.
Outdoor decks will provide additional seating for up to 125 patrons and will overlook the 300-space parking lot that is ideal for smaller car shows.
Other features include The Backyard, an outdoor games area, merchandise shop, and a 75-seat event space designed to host meetings, club gatherings, and private parties.
The Caffeine and Octane at the Garage project aims to provide a hangout for car enthusiasts to go in between car shows, and it will be a new filming location for future Caffeine and Octane TV episodes.
Now in its fourth season and distributed in 65 countries, the weekly show on the NBC Sports Network features classic car expert Skip Smith, master builder Bryan Fuller, and 11-time world champion drag racer Rickey Gadson showcasing rare vehicles.
Filming for season five begins March 2020.