An LGBTQ-friendly restaurant and club will be part of Underground development

Alabama Street will be “de-malled” with light traffic and on-street parking. Source: S9 Architecture

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Alabama Street will be “de-malled” with light traffic and on-street parking. Source: S9 Architecture

‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ contestant to host cabaret show

An LGBTQ+-friendly cabaret, restaurant and dance club is set to open in the new Underground project in downtown Atlanta.

Future will open on block four of the four-block downtown redevelopment. The Underground project is adjacent to the Five Points MARTA station.

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Owners Keith Young and Hoosh Mishu have signed a 10-year lease for Future, which will be housed at the southwest corner of Pryor and Alabama streets. Geared toward LGBTQ+ patrons, the night club and restaurant will feature a cabaret show hosted by “RuPaul’s Drag Race” contestant Phoenix. The 14,000 square-foot, two-story space will be open for lunch and dinner and available for private rentals. Walix Construction has demolished the existing retail spaces and will construct the new venue. Axis will lead the architecture efforts and Planning Interiors, Inc. will take charge on the design front.

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A block-by-block map of the Underground redevelopment

A block-by-block map of the Underground redevelopment

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A block-by-block map of the Underground redevelopment

"Creating and developing the vision for Future and seeing that vision start to come to life has been an absolute pleasure,” said Young in a prepared statement.

He said the venue’s name is a “tribute to the development and the opportunities that are to come right here in the heart of Atlanta.”

Real estate investment services company WRS, Inc., which is overseeing the Underground project, said Future will join international hotel brand YOTEL on block one and workforce housing from Prestwick Companies on block three.

The AJC has reached out to a representative for Underground for a projected opening date for Future.

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