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The Overlook Boulder + Fitness is coming soon to the Lee + White development adjacent to the Atlanta BeltLine.
Currently, under construction, The Overlook will offer bouldering rock climbing walls, at 1030 White St. SW, when it opens later this year.
While Co-Owner Seth Burrows and his team were aiming for a May 1, 2020 debut, the COVID-19 pandemic will likely push the opening, according to an announcement on the company’s Facebook page.
Burrows, when reached for comment, did not immediately provide an update directly to What Now Atlanta.
“As you all know, our hope is to open The Overlook this spring,” according to the social media post.
“However, per the Mayor’s executive order today, those plans are officially on hold for now. The health and safety of our community and our future gym members is our top priority, so we will continue monitoring guidance from our state and city government, the C.D.C. and the GA Department of Public Health and will adjust our future plans accordingly. We will keep you posted on all happenings via social media, so please check back for updates.” ⠀
Construction doesn’t seem to be slowing down, however, and “we are going to continue working on our gym. We are going to continue supporting our fellow West End businesses in any way that we can. And we are going to continue our dialogue with you.”
On Sunday, March 29, crews were installing tiles and earlier in the week air conditioning units were hoisted onto the roof by way of a crane.
Bouldering walls, designed by Walltopia, have already been constructed.
[Editor’s note: The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is rapidly evolving as is its effect on Atlanta, and the City’s businesses and its residents. Click here for What Now Atlanta’s ongoing coverage of the crisis. For guidance and updates on the pandemic, please visit the C.D.C. website.]