Foundation’s High-End Cocktail and Speakeasy Concept To Open on the Upper Westside’s The Works

The high-end craft cocktail lounge is slated to open this year
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Foundation, an artisanal craft cocktails and speakeasy, will open later this year at The Works, an 80-acre adaptive reuse destination on the Upper Westside. On Friday, project developer Selig Enterprises announced that Foundation will be the latest cocktail concept to join its robust list of tenants, as per a press release from The Wilbert Group.

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This will be the first brick-and-mortar concept by Drew and Brittany Fancher, owners of The Aero Bar Atlanta, which provides bartending services and mobile bars for events.

Their new 3,000 square-foot cocktail lounge will mimic design elements found in an older estate with distressed furniture, darker and muted tones, antique mirrors, chandeliers, and a candle-burning fireplace. The design of the speakeasy will contrast the main bar.

“Foundation is unlike any other concept in the market, offering an intimate and mature environment for adults to gather, engage and connect with their friends and family,” said Drew Fancher. “Our goal is to introduce our guests to a new level of handcrafted cocktails, while allowing them to immerse themselves in a fun, energy-filled experience. Foundation is a perfect complement to the already unique line-up of tenants at The Works and we’re thrilled to bring this concept to life on the Upper Westside.”

The cocktail lounge will be located on Chattahoochee Row, which comprises 60,000 square feet of retail and restaurants, and neighbor Fox Bros Bar-B-Q and Dr. Scofflaw’s, a 9,000 square-foot macro-brewery and taproom from Scofflaw Brewing Company.

“We have curated a unique experience at The Works that fulfills every customer’s needs and wants, with distinguished restaurateurs and innovative concepts offering quality food and beverage options,” said Mindy Selig, Senior Vice President at Selig Enterprises. “Foundation will bring a sophisticated beverage program to the property, providing the perfect place for adults to test new cocktails they might not have had the opportunity to taste before.”

Foundation joins more than 20 tenants announced for the first phase of The Works. The adaptive mixed-use development has also opened other key restaurants and retailers, including Ballard Designs, Les Mains Nail Bar, Tinte Salon, Stellar Bodies, Basik Spaces, Adelina Social GoodsBOBO Intriguing Objects and Chattahoochee Food Works, a 31-stall food hall.

Office tenants at The Works include Uppercut, Conisus, iHeart Media and MacDermid. The project’s first phase also features The Camp, a one-acre signature park, and The Spur, a 970-foot linear pedestrian gathering area

Additional tenants are expected to join The Works in the coming months.

Cathy Gonzalez

Catherine is a writer originally from Florida. Her work has appeared in HuffPo, NPR, and others.
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