Robert Montwaid, the restaurateur behind the recently-opened Chattahoochee Food Works, is bringing a yet-to-be-named food hall to Underground Atlanta, too, Shaneel Lalani, the new owner of the Downtown development, announced Monday.
“We are creating a destination for the community to enjoy, and these tenants represent the diverse mix of experiences we will bring to one of Atlanta’s most iconic properties,” Lalani said. “Underground Atlanta is at the center of downtown, and we are committed to creating a place that is exciting and joyful for our city. We are just getting started.”
In the heart of the property along lower Alabama Street, the 28,000 square-foot “boutique” food market will serve as an anchor tenant for Underground Atlanta. The planned food hall will include an estimated 21 vendors, with a mix of local and international fare.
It will play to the property’s industrial design aesthetic with both indoor and outdoor dining areas, including seating that spills into Kenny’s Alley, the soon-to-be-activated entertainment district with the adjacent Masquerade planning to reopen for live shows this summer.
“Atlanta has a thriving culinary scene with some of the country’s most notable restaurants and restaurateurs located here and there is an opportunity to bring that captivating and palate-pleasing experience to downtown,” Mondwaid, who is best known for Gansevoort Market in New York City, said. “At Underground Atlanta, we plan to highlight the unique flavors found throughout the city and bring together a community of chefs to create a one-of-a-kind experience.”
Demolition site work has started on the food hall. Expect renderings and more detailed plans to be released this summer.
Also coming to Underground soon is Future Showbar and Restaurant which revealed it will open June 4, 2021. The 14,000 square-foot, two-story LGBTQ+-friendly restaurant, cabaret, and dance bar will celebrate its official grand opening with a food menu, weekly drag cabaret shows, and dance parties on the large dancefloor.
Future will be open for lunch and dinner, with plans for weekly programming and events including drag shows.