The Beltline is serving as a source of inspiration for a forthcoming Atlanta restaurant.
Local Motives is slated to open later this month inside the W Atlanta – Downtown hotel.
The part restaurant, part cafe will “take design cues from Atlanta’s multi-purpose Beltline project which connects the city’s neighborhoods through a raw and industrial environment curated with vibrant cultural installations,” according to a press release.
The restaurant menu, which utilizes locally-sourced ingredients, will feature items including the Geechie Boy Red Grits and Cheddar breakfast bowl, beet tartare, charred octopus, meats from nearby Pine Street Market and local ingredients from Pure Bliss Organics.
The café will offer coffee drinks from local roaster Docent Coffee in addition to quinoa bowls, fruit cups, veggie wraps and other grab and go items. The beverage selection includes spiked milkshakes and craft cocktails made with fresh juices.
The space, designed by restaurant design firm The Puccini Group, will feature large-scale graphics from Georgia native Eric Randall. The artist was also tasked with creating a 69’3” x 9’6” mural which spans six walls, “inspired by transportation and movement” and a nod to the street art around downtown Atlanta. The Local Motives space features a bar, dining area and private dining room with an entrance inspired by MARTA train doors.
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