Opening In Atlanta's Homeless Epicenter
Currently under construction just blocks from the Peachtree-Pine homeless shelter, 150 Pine street will soon be the home of a restaurant concept copycat out of Munich Germany; Scene Café.
Father and son team, Michael and Samuel Teklé, have had ties to the space since 2007, when Michael took over the grocery store that occupied the space most recently.
Samuel Michael Teklé, 28, is taking over his father's grocery store and opening Scene Café. Teklé graduated from Bauhaus School-- German Architecture in 2006 and has designed the space and concept for Scene.
Opening across from the Civic Center, the Café portion is slated to open this November. The entire project is slated for a January opening in 2011.
"There is a complete transformation in this part of town when the Civic Center holds events," Teklé said. He hopes to receive a majority of his business from the Civic Center and from up and coming Townhouses and Apartment complexes in the area.
One third café, one third lounge, and one third office space, Scene Café's 9000 square feet of space will be divided three ways and utilized for different purposes at different times throughout the day.
Understanding the transformation: lunch begins at 11:30 a.m and ends at 3:00 p.m. Dinner picks up at 5:00 p.m and goes until 9:00 p.m and from then on the space operates as a lounge. Upstairs will be where Teklé runs his business, C-Quence Design.
Scene Café will offer Mediterranean and east African fare for lunch and dinner at an average price point of $8 - $12.
Dining in the lounge for those with reservations consists of sitting on top a stage and overlooking the rest of the diners. Ambient music will be played through means of live music.
In theory Scene Café sounds great and the design of the space is like none in Atlanta. We asked Teklé his honest take on the space and whether or not it was desirable for Atlantan's considering it's proximity; one of which is lacking in other dinning options and is positioned near Atlanta's largest homeless shelter?
Teklé's response: "I didn't let the homeless shelter deter me from where I was going."
Evident from the number of bystanders stopping in awe to photograph the space, Scene Café is taking the first step in the right direction for growing this area of town.
150 Pine St
Atlanta, GA 30308