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Philippe Pellerin and the real estate developer’s company Pellerin Real Estate on Monday repossessed its tenant space housing The Harp, at 350 Memorial Dr. SE.
It doesn’t look like the space, formerly home to its namesake Harp Transmission, will sit dark long, however.
“We have received over 100 inquiries to see the space” since What Now Atlanta broke the news of the lawsuit, Pellerin Tuesday said in an email.
“So many that there is no way we can schedule enough tours to show everyone wanting to open a restaurant here. In response to this near overwhelming demand and a first for me in 16 years of commercial development, we are hosting an ‘Open House’ this week on Thursday, June 25, and Friday, June 26 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. It is the only way I could feasibly get everyone wanting a tour into the space on short notice.”
Another first for the developer, whose projects focus on redevelopments like The Beacon Atlanta and an incoming East Atlanta Village food hall, will be hosting an “event” amid the novel coronavirus outbreak.
In addition to “following C.D.C. guidelines,” Pellerin will limit attendees to nine at a time and require maks upon entering, among other things.
“We have already had and continue to schedule private tours for many of Atlanta’s most notable and respected restauranteurs,” Pellerin said.
“The response from the restaurant community has been staggering. There are a lot of people looking at space right now.”