Levelz Atlanta Bringing Southern Eats, Hookah to Norcross

Midnight Blu club promoter and first-time restaurateur Dream Hardnett is behind the 2,200 square-foot restaurant.
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New high-end southern restaurant Levelz Atlanta is set to open in September on Jimmy Carter Blvd. in place of a former RadioShack. Owned by Midnight Blu club promoter and first-time restaurateur Dream Hardnett, the 2,200 square-foot restaurant will also operate as a lounge, offering hookah and drinks.

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“It’s a southern cuisine restaurant,” Hardnett said in an interview with What Now Atlanta. “So we want to be intertwining some soul food mixed with, as we call it, ‘the boujee people food.’”

Noticing a lack of lounge-type restaurants around the Gwinnett area, Hardnett started the concept for Levelz Atlanta a year ago. “I’m just trying to give my side of town that I’ve been born a taste of what it is to be in Atlanta without having to drive to Atlanta,” he said. 

Hardnett says he wants his restaurant to be the inspiration for future restaurants in the area. 

“How do you word that? It’s going to be number one,” he said. “It’s going to be an eye-opener, and it’s definitely going to change the game in how restaurants are being built right now.”

Paul Kim

Paul Kim

Paul Kim is a senior at NYU studying Journalism and Public Policy with a minor in Food Studies. A Korean-Taiwanese American born and raised in Atlanta, Paul holds a special appreciation for the diverse food city that Atlanta has become in the last few years. Paul especially loves Korean food because they don't use cilantro in their dishes. Paul hates cilantro.
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1 year ago

A high-end southern restaurant with a hookah lounge, occupying a former Radio Shack space, named Levelz Atlanta, serving “some soul food mixed with, as we call it, ‘the boujee people food,'” run by a nightclub promoter who has never owned a restaurant before.
Sounds like a hot mess.
Good luck with that…

1 year ago

Sound like it’s gone be good

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