Improv comedy theatre thinks quick on its feet about new space as current location readies for re-development.
The Village Theatre is leaving its current Decatur Street location to open at the Pencil Factory Lofts. Village secured a lease early August for a 3,800-square-foot space at 349 Decatur Street, according to a release Monday.
The theatre will continue performances at its current location until the new space is complete in October 2011. Village is reportedly relocating because its current location is slated to be re-developed into a self-storage building.
Gene Kansas Commercial Real Estate represented the landlord in this transaction.
“We are thrilled that The Village Theatre is coming to Pencil Factory,” Kansas said in the release. “They have a great reputation and I know they’ll bring a good energy, along with a lot of laughs to the community.”
Village Theatre is currently located at 486 Decatur Street and has been Atlanta’s local source for improv comedy since 2008.
Blair Holden, co-owner of The Village Theatre, said in the release the theatre’s new location will offer more seating and classrooms.
Pencil Factory — a Perennial Properties development — is also home to Caramba Café (formerly of Morningside), Hill Street Tavern, The Beignet Connection and Intown Market to name a few. The development is comprised of 200 apartments and is conveniently located in close proximity to Grant Park, Inman Park, Reynoldstown and Downtown Atlanta.