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Lead Singer For Punk Band ‘The Luchagors’ To Open Wrestling Themed Coffeehouse

java lords lucha lounge opening in west midtown ~ what now, atlanta?
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The Westside’s About To Get A Smack Down

West Midtown has everything– interior design showrooms, national retailers, restaurant destinations and even empty condominiums, but it’s missing something: a Mexican wrestling themed coffee shop.

Amy Dumas, the retired WWE wrestler and now lead vocalist for The Luchagors, is teaming up with Rob Thompson, owner of Little Five Points’ Java Lords Coffeehouse and Holy Mother Tattoo, to open West Midtown’s newest culinary feat: Java Lord’s Lucha Lounge.

Taking space in Apex, the apartment complex that’s home to Corner Tavern on Huff road near Marietta Boulevard, Java Lord’s Lucha Lounge is slated to open late November.

But what the hell is a ‘Lucha Lounge’ and why do we want coffee there? Our overly reliable source, Wikipedia, gives us insight on Lucha libre, a term “used in Mexico, and other Spanish-speaking countries referring to a form of professional wrestling involving varied mock combat techniques and moves.”

So, are the baristas going to wear masks and spandex? Will customers who order light roast instead of dark roast be forced into a Stone Cold Stunner? Will they decorate with the types of posters fourteen year-olds hang on the back of their bedroom doors showcasing half naked woman pretending to wrestle?

Whatever the answer, we’ll take our coffee with cream, two sugars and BEFORE round one.

Photo credit: Micheal Godard

Java Lord’s Lucha Lounge
1133 Huff Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

Caleb J. Spivak

Caleb J. Spivak (CJS) is the Founder of What Now Atlanta (WNA). He was featured in The New York Times, Creative Loafing's "20 People to Watch," named "Lifestyle Blogger You Need To Know" by Rolling Out Magazine and highlighted as Atlanta's Metropolitan Male in fashion magazine, 944. WNA has been named "Best of Atlanta" by Creative Loafing, and Atlanta and Jezebel Magazines.

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5 Comments

  1. Good luck finding a Starbucks on that side of town! It will actually be one of the few “coffee shops” in the area. While the Westside is expanding and there are a lot of great options, the end of Huff road is about where that expansion stops. It will be a great option for anyone who lives around Atlanta’s Upper Westside. Neighborhoods such as Riverside, Scotts Crossing, etc. are incredibly under-served when it comes to restaurants, grocery shopping and really basic amenities. I think as odd as the concept is, it will be much appreciated by the nearby communities.

  2. what is the fascination with starbucks. you can buy it in the supermarket net to foldgers. expand a little and give independent local stores a try. you might like it. i am very glad they are coming to this area. we love octane but a little too far away.

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