[Updated] Renderings: The Hurt Building To Get New Starbucks

Cafe to open along streetcar line near GSU.

The cafe would be located near Georgia State University along the Atlanta Streetcar line.

Another Starbucks location is planned Downtown near Georgia State University.

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Starbucks confirmed the forthcoming location to What Now Atlanta (WNA) Thursday evening.

According to a building permit filed July 6 for “Starbucks @ GSU,” a new cafe would be located in the historic Hurt Building in Suite 1232, sized at 2,500 square feet – around twice the size of the Equitable Building location nearby. The entrance to the cafe will be located at the corner of Edgewood and Peachtree Center Avenue.

David Barry, who handles on-site leasing for the property told WNA that he and licensee Victor Donnelly, Vice President of Safari Hospitality have been working on bringing the cafe to the location for almost two years now.

According to Donnelly, the new outpost will feature significantly more seating than the Equitable location. Additionally, there will be access to the store from the lobby of the building.

Donnelly points out that the store is not affiliated with GSU beyond the location.

Construction will commence in August with a soft opening date in early fall and grand opening events scheduled shortly thereafter.

“We at Safari Hospitality are thrilled to be a part of the tremendous growth seen throughout downtown Atlanta. This store speaks to the history at the Hurt Building and blends it perfectly with the style of such a significant national brand as Starbucks,” Donnelly said in a statement.

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Editor’s Note: This article was updated as more details became available. An earlier version of this story included direct quotes from property managers indicating that the store would be a franchise. The quotes have since been removed.

Where else do you think a Starbucks would do well Downtown? Tell us below…

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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  1. I think this is going to do really well. With the new GSU media center coming in across the street, and the new Walgreen’s one block over, the area is on the rise!

  2. Star Bucks will make this place a lesser up scale for they serve an awful lot of GMO foods and drinks. Making people ill is never in good taste.

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