Manuel’s Tavern To Return July 22

Poncey-Highland institution plans to wrap up renovation this summer.

Poncey-Highland institution plans to wrap up renovation this summer.

Manuel’s Tavern, one of Poncey-Highland‘s favorite watering holes, should wrap up construction on July 22 instead of the originally announced “early 2016,” according to a Facebook post.

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Renovation plans for the establishment were first announced in February 2015. Green Street Properties, the new owner, along with Selig Enterprises (a recent investor) is in the process of building up a new mixed-use development at the property. The company, along with Brian Maloof, son of the bar’s founder, has emphasized that they have every intention of preserving the character that Manuel’s Tavern is known and loved for.

Maloof issued this statement on Facebook last year:

“An archivist will photograph the walls, the bars and the various rooms to document the look and location of art works, photographs, mementoes and even the beer cans that have decorated Manuel’s for many years. Key memorabilia will be cleaned and restored. We may even preserve some dust.”

Manuel’s has been known to attract local political activists as well as several presidents, governors, senators and mayors throughout the years. The establishment recently made headlines leading up to and after a visit from President Obama during an Atlanta visit last year.

Image via Google Maps from July 2015
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Image via Google Maps from July 2015

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Julia Sirb

Julia studied Urban Planning and Economic Development at GSU's School of Policy Studies. She is interested in the way a city's built environment, policy decisions, and economy work together to shape its culture. When not typing, she's writing calligraphy or looking for the next great shot through the lens of her medium format film camera.

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