Manuel’s Tavern will remain open until the start of construction.
The exterior and interior look of the tavern will be preserved, the release said. New residential and retail development will be built on land that is currently used as restaurant parking. A redo of the tavern is expected in the project’s first phase of the project, which the release said is still in the conceptual stage.
Manuel’s Tavern, which bills itself as “Atlanta’s quintessential neighborhood bar,” is separate from the property business and is not part of the sale.
Manuel’s Tavern, opened nearly 60 years ago by its namesake and the DeKalb County political heavyweight, has long been favored watering hole not only for legions of faithful nearby residents, but for journalists, state and local politicians — most often Democrats. It’s a raucous place to be on any election night.
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