Scofflaw Brewing Co.

New food hall, Scofflaw Brewing Co. taproom planned for Upper Westside

Beer and food -- lots of it -- is coming to the Upper Westside.

Real estate company Selig Enterprises announced that Scofflaw Brewing Co. and a food hall will join The Works, an 80-acre adaptive mixed-use development planned for an area off Chattahoochee Avenue near Topgolf Midtown. Phase One of the development is currently under construction and scheduled for openings in early 2020.

In its fourth expansion in the past two years, Scofflaw Brewing will launch a 9,000 square-foot research and development macrobrewery and taproom at the development. The new location will feature a large outdoor area with games and gathering places, as well as an open design allowing visitors to see the brewing process. On tap will be signature brews including the Basement IPA and POG Basement IPAs, as well as exclusive releases such as high-gravity stouts. 

“I have a great relationship with the Selig family and their business. There was no question that creating a Scofflaw R&D brewery and tasting room at The Works was the right strategic decision for our team,” said Scofflaw CEO Matt Shirah in a press release. 

Scofflaw, which Shirah and co-founder Travis Herman opened in 2016, has a primary facility at 1738 MacArthur Blvd. in Atlanta. The brewery has won multiple awards and has been recognized on “Best of” lists.

On the food hall side, Robert Montwaid of Gansevoort Consulting will launch the 16,000 square-foot Chattahoochee Food Works. The food hall will feature “unique food vendors, entertainment and chef-driven events, a test kitchen and artisanal market shops,” according to the press release. 

The hall will be located in The Makers Building at The Works, anchoring the restaurant area of The Makers Building and spilling out onto The Spur, a quarter mile linear park running through Phase One of the project. 

“We envision a lively yet comfortable environment that serves as a place for social gathering for a variety of users,” said Montwaid. “Chattahoochee Food Works will be an incubator for young businesses, offering them a hassle-free model that allows chefs to focus on their craft.”

Montwaid is best known for co-founding Gansevoort Market next to Chelsea Market in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District. He’s also worked on markets in Minneapolis and Chicago, though this is his first venture in Atlanta.  

Mindy Selig, vice president of leasing at Selig Enterprises, said the concepts were chosen for The Works because they fit with the vision for the project.

“We are thoughtfully curating a retail mix that will reimagine these beautiful spaces and continue the area’s rich history of celebrating makers, artisans and entrepreneurs,” Selig said in a press release.

Selig has owned the one million square feet of industrial space comprising The Works for more than 70 years. The Works has been master planned for 350,000 square feet of retail and entertainment, 500,000 square feet of office space, 500 residences, 200 hotel rooms and 13 acres of greenspace. Phase one of the development spans 27 acres and includes 485, 000 square feet of space, including 260,000 square feet of retail and 225,000 square feet of office. 

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