Shake Shack and new Kevin Gillespie bar coming to the Beltline

Credit: Yvonne Zusel

Credit: Yvonne Zusel

Get ready for more high-profile projects along the Beltline.

Vantage Realty Partners and North American Properties announced the launch of Edge, a new multi-use project located on the stretch of the Eastside Trail between Edgewood and DeKalb avenues.

Set to open in spring 2019, the 28,000 square-foot project will be home to three new food and beverage concepts:

  • Cold Beer. The restaurant and bar from chef Kevin Gillespie -- who also owns Gunshow , Revival and Gamechanger under the umbrella of his Red Beard Restaurants -- is described as the sister to Gunshow. Cold Beer will feature a beverage program from Mercedes O'Brien and a menu of shareable dishes, while the space will include a rooftop patio and two patios adjacent to the Beltline.
  • Hazel Jane's Wine & Coffee. A wine bar concept from Revelator, which owns several Atlanta coffee shops and recently purchased Octane , Hazel Jane's will focus on natural and biodynamic wines. The wine and beverage program will operate under the direction of certified sommelier, Melissa Davis, currently of Staplehouse and previously of Cakes & Ale. The day-to-night location will feature a full-service kitchen, a coffee and espresso counter, a large central bar and a Beltline-adjacent patio and bottle shop.
  • Shake Shack. The Beltline location of the popular burger chain -- which has metro Atlanta locations in Buckhead and Dunwoody --  will be designed by Smith Hanes using recycled and sustainable materials, booths made from lumber certified by the Forest Stewardship Council and tabletops constructed from reclaimed bowling alley lanes. The menu will feature exclusive items in collaboration with local purveyors and proceeds from certain menu items will benefit local charity partners.

The project will be the first to use both sides of the Beltline and will offer space for rotating art installations featuring the work of local artists.

"The vision for this project is to join the Eastside and Memorial Drive sections of Atlanta’s Beltline while providing exciting new spaces for a city that has quickly become one of the most in-demand places for people and businesses from around the world," Vantage Realty’s Gene Rice said in a prepared statement.

The project still has two retail spaces, one restaurant space and loft office space available.

Vantage has also worked on the Parsons Alley development in Duluth. Edge is a joint venture between North American Properties, which owns the 350-unit residential component opening in December 2018 and Vantage, which owns the restaurant, retail and office components of the project.

The development will join several new or announced eateries and bars along or near the Eastside Beltline including New Realm Brewing Bazati Hall and Estrella Guac y Margys , Muchacho and Golden Eagle Butter & Cream, The James Room, Lingering Shade and Nina + Rafi.


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