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Octane Opening ‘Members-Only’ Coffee Shop Downtown

Western & Atlantic will take space inside Switchyards.

Western & Atlantic will take space inside Switchyards.

Switchyards and Octane Coffee in a press release Wednesday announced collaboration plans on a “members-only” coffee shop in the downtown private club for design-minded entrepreneurs.

Western & Atlantic should open this fall, at 151 Spring Street, Michael Tavani, the proprietor behind Switchyards, told What Now Atlanta (WNA) in an email.

“Western & Atlantic gets its name from the railroad line whose terminus is the point at which Atlanta was founded,” Tavani said. “W&A is the only members-only coffee shop in the country (that we know of).”

Switchyards and W&A have three membership tiers:

  1. Full-time private workspace for $350/month
  2. Part-time 24/7 access to the first floor for $200/month
  3. Social membership which includes a subscription to a cultural monthly event series and evening access to W&A.

Plexus R&D is designing the W&A in addition to the rest of the interior building renovations for Switchyards, a 19,000-square-foot space in a 1920s building.

Tavani and his team should close on the building Thursday, April 30, according to Tavani.

Caleb J. Spivak

Caleb J. Spivak (CJS) is the Founder of What Now Atlanta (WNA). He was featured in The New York Times, Creative Loafing's "20 People to Watch," named "Lifestyle Blogger You Need To Know" by Rolling Out Magazine and highlighted as Atlanta's Metropolitan Male in fashion magazine, 944. WNA has been named "Best of Atlanta" by Creative Loafing, and Atlanta and Jezebel Magazines.

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