A former downtown department store will become home to several new dining and entertainment concepts from an Atlanta hospitality veteran.
Red Phone Booth Hospitality Group has leased an additional 24,000 square feet at The Department Building, according to a press release.
The century-old building at 207 Peachtree Street was once Regenstein’s Department Store. In 2021, building owner New York-based Marx Realty spent $10.5 million to modernize and reposition the historic property, keeping its Art Deco design elements.
Red Phone Booth Hospitality Group already operates a restaurant in The Department Building called Saito Sushi Steak & Cocktails. It also operates two concepts adjacent to the building, Amalfi Cucina & Mercato and its namesake Red Phone Booth, a 1920’s speakeasy lounge.
The hospitality group is run by Stephen De Haan, who has a long history in Atlanta. Before starting Red Phone Booth (which also has locations in Buckhead and Nashville), De Haan operated the many venues, restaurants and bars of the former Andrews Entertainment District in Buckhead.
De Haan in a phone call Thursday said he couldn’t yet share details about his plans at The Department Building.
“We’re very excited,” he said. “We are working on bringing on multiple dining and entertainment destinations to that building in downtown Atlanta. But we are finalizing the details of those now.”
According to the announcement, the new concepts will make use of the building’s rooftop that features views of Peachtree Street and Stone Mountain.
“The entertainment and dining offering is the perfect fit here, with both an ideal location and timeless historic architecture, and we welcome the opportunity to expand our relationship with this best-in-class operator,” Craig Deitelzweig, president and CEO of Marx Realty, said in the press release.