He said under his current lease agreement, Rohrig would have to give him four months lead time to boot him out, which could happen at any time though he suspects it will won't happen at least until next year.
Wilson said Rohrig has floated the idea of keeping Uptown around but that would leave Uptown without a home for several months.
Rohrig, in an interview Thursday, said he hopes to keep Uptown around but parking could be a challenge. "Obviously, we'd like to keep them somewhere," he said. "They do pretty well."
Nonetheless, he said he hopes to start breaking ground on the project by November and December.
The club, which was open in Buckhead in the 1990s, has primarily targeted African-American comics and fans. Bill Bellamy will be performing there September 15-17.
Two other comedy clubs lost their space in recent years. The Punchline had to leave its long-time spot off Hilderbrand Drive in Sandy Springs after 33 years in 2015, relocating to the Landmark Diner. (The old space now appears to be a bridal shop.) And the Atlanta Improv shut down in Buckhead later that year when the landlord wanted to use the space for other retail and efforts to open a new version elsewhere fell through.