King of Pops, Big Citizen Partnering On New Atlanta Dairies Diner

Yet-to-be-named restaurant will serve up classic American staples, cocktails, and King of Pops desserts, including ice cream.

UPDATE (February 14, 2019): New Atlanta Dairies Diner From King of Pops, Big Citizen To Be Called Wonderkid

Paces Properties in a press release Thursday announced plans for a new diner slated to join Memorial Drive’s Atlanta Dairies redevelopment.

The new restaurant concept is being created through a collaboration of King of Pops and Big Citizen, the restaurant group behind The Lawrence, Bon Ton, and Miracle Atlanta.

The yet-to-be-named diner will serve up “new spins” on classic American staples, cocktails, and King of Pops desserts, including ice cream, a first for the popsicle company, according to the release.

Smith Hanes is behind the forthcoming diner’s design.

“Memorial Drive is one of the most exciting streets right now and we love being involved in its evolution,” Darren Carr, partner of Big Citizen, said in the release.

“Designing a new spot that’s distinctly Memorial Drive is what we’ve set out to achieve.”

Expected to open spring 2019 and located just off the Beltline, at 777 Memorial Drive, the 93,000 square–foot Atlanta Dairies is currently leasing entertainment, retail, restaurant, and office tenants.

“Ice cream has been on our mind for quite a while,” Steven Carse, Co-Owner of King of Pops, said in the release.

“When the Atlanta Dairies project popped up less than a mile from our headquarters, it seemed like a sign. We are so excited to help bring Atlanta something fun and completely different!”

The destination will also feature a 2,200 square-foot multi-use facility that will operate as a special event space, concert hall, and will have a rooftop bar with skyline views, The Yard central green space, Collier’s Department Store, a café from Thrive Farmers, and Three Taverns Imaginarium.

Future phases will also bring 315 new luxury apartments to the Dairies property, with a mix of studios, one and two-bedroom rental units.

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Caleb J. Spivak

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