Midtown’s ‘The Castle’ becoming hotel, restaurant lounge

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Permit filed suggests Midtown landmark will receive hotel and restaurant lounge as part of its renovation.

“The Castle,” an architectural landmark at 87 15th Street, is undergoing renovations.

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Mike Latham, a New York industrial artist and architect who purchased the property with a partner in August 2010 for a reported $951,000, is overseeing the remodeling of the long-vacant Midtown landmark.

Last week, Latham filed a permit with City of Atlanta to add a 1,000-square-foot  “rear addition” to the building, Creative Loafing first reported in its Gravy Train column.

The addition, which will consist of a “hotel and restaurant lounge,” along with renovations to the existing interior of the building and an elevator, will cost an estimated $250,000, according to the permit.

Mark Latham, owner of The Castle, told WABE after first purchasing the project he was considering opening a restaurant and small hotel in The Castle (via Midtown Patch).




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8 years ago

Can’t wait to see this house buzzing with life!

8 years ago

Awesome news…

8 years ago

Oh Boy – $250,000? That is not going to go far for a facility that has not been occupied (heated or cooled) for years. Along with the fact that the proposed establishment will shelter patrons and have a commercial kitchen for it’s bar and restaurant? Even the Sur La Table reno seems more feasible at $700K and they are just kitting up a former Mall retail space. Not that you should have to spend a fortune, but on this you will – especially if you want people to visit more than once…

8 years ago

Wonder if the 250k is really just for the addition. I was in the Castle about a year and a half ago when a realtor was showing. It was actually in much better condition than I expected. Some of the flooring in a room on the top floor had buckled (looked like the ocean) from where rain came in through the roof but most of the rest of the building was in pretty good shape. Of course it’d still need lots of work to deal with climate control, restrooms, etc. and 250k isn’t going to cover that, at least not… Read more »

8 years ago

Yeah, I just re-read that, and I’d be amazing if $250k was enough to make any sort of change whatsoever. I’ve been inside this building, and checked out every inch of it, and it is in seriously bad shape. I hope this doesn’t turn into a project where the cost is expected to be $250k, which really needs to be somewhere over $1mm, and then just stalls out and doesn’t ever materialize…

8 years ago

In the AJC article that’s linked to this story the selling broker was quoted as saying repairs could top $1.5M. So yeah, $250k could be low balling it.

Wise Guy
8 years ago

I hear the new owner is a vampire and as such actually has unlimited funds. Will be interesting to watch the progress on the building!

4 years ago

exactly right

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