Underground Atlanta is welcoming Pigalle by Paris on Ponce to the downtown Atlanta destination.
Skip Englebrecht and Nicolette Valdespino, the partners behind Paris on Ponce, are collaborating again to bring the new concept, Pigalle, to Underground Atlanta.
Valdespino’s role will be to program Pigalle’s theater concept, while Englebrecht, also the owner of Fishmonger, will curate the absinthe-themed speakeasy hidden behind the theater space.
Pigalle will occupy 6,000-square-foot space at Underground Atlanta. It will open Oct. 6, 2023, with a celebration during Underground Atlanta’s First Fridays. Chef Darryl Taylor, owner of Epicurean Drama, will provide the food for the grand opening.
Property owner Lalani Ventures says the new venue will open in the space that once boasted the restaurant Mick’s, with Pigalle ushering in a new era at the historic underground retail district.
Paris on Ponce has been on a journey, moving from its original location on Ponce de Leon Avenue after the fire to its most recent home at the Healey Building.
“When people experience this new location at Underground Atlanta, we believe they will see, as we do, that this will be our long-time home,” Valdespino said in a press release.
The venue will be part staged shows and part cocktail lounge and speakeasy, as well as an invitation-only members’ night for people who get the exclusive membership. Programming will include a members’ speakeasy nights on Mondays, Tiki Thursdays, chanteuse Fridays, ticketed jazz, cabaret and burlesque theater shows on Saturdays, and occasional catered Sunday brunch experiences.
“Almost every Atlanta native has a story that begins with Underground Atlanta,” Valdespino said. “Our destination has been a staple in Atlanta for more than 25 years. To us, there was no better setting for our next location than Underground Atlanta – a place that fosters unique synergies between creatives and artists. Underground Atlanta is currently experiencing a resurgence of energy, partnering with some of the most iconic businesses in the city and welcoming other historic concepts. We’re so honored and thrilled to be a part of it all.”
Pigalle joins a growing list of other new tenants at Underground Atlanta including FUTURE Showbar and Restaurant, iScream Ice Cream, Common Grounds Coffee Shop, Dolo’s Pizza Co and Atlanta Comedy Theatre.