Blue India hopes to create a ‘dining experience your senses will yearn for.’
After nearly three years of sitting vacant, space formerly occupied by Aurum in Metropolis – an ultra-nightclub that was laced in all-things gold – could soon be transformed into Blue India, an “upscale” Indian restaurant.
Blue India owner Jiggar Ricky Patel Monday filed plans with City of Atlanta to buildout the 3,379-square-foot restaurant, at 915 Peachtree Street NE, in the condominium high-rise.
“Blue India was influenced by my childhood visits to my father’s fine-dining Indian restaurant in a quiet suburb of London, England,” Patel in an email Monday told What Now Atlanta.
“My memories are filled with extravagant looking cocktails, elegantly dressed patrons, and wall art covered in photographs of iconic Indian monuments…”
Scheduled to debut mid-May, 2017 Blue India would have a copper-plated “Tandoor station” on display from the dining room and an intimate dining experience with a 1940s British-Indian backdrop.
“I believe the interpretation of Indian food in London is as valid as say the way Italian food is in New York,” Patel said.
“This is exactly what Atlanta is missing and this is what I want to recreate in Midtown Atlanta – An upscale Indian dining experience your senses will yearn for.”
An estimated $150,000 could be spent altering the once-glitzy Aurum into Blue India including a new kitchen, fixtures, and equipment, among other upgrades.
With the addition of Blue India, Shops at Metropilis is 100 percent leased, according to the latest marketing materials for the center.