Following fire, Paris on Ponce event space to reopen downtown

Last week, a fire ravaged the building along the Beltline occupied Paris on Ponce — a bohemian artists market. The owners of the business set up a GoFundMe page with the goal of raising $100,000 to restore the space.

Paris on Ponce was destroyed in a blaze in November, but its event space La Maison Rouge will reopen downtown

Downtown Atlanta will soon become a bit more Parisian.

Following a November fire that ravaged Paris on Ponce, a bohemian artists market in Midtown, part of the space will reopen in downtown’s Healey building.

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La Maison Rouge, the event space formerly housed inside Paris on Ponce’s Beltline-adjacent building, is now slated to reopen at 57 Forsyth Street NW.

Almost immediately after the fire, which happened on the eve of Thanksgiving, the folks at Paris on Ponce expressed determination to rebound.

"This is our entire life. It is a project that is so ingrained in us and our hearts," Nicolette Valdespino, co-owner of Paris on Ponce previously told the AJC. "The encouragement from everybody goes to show what we did and will try to continue to do is what the community wants."

Courtesy of Nicolette Valdespino
Courtesy of Nicolette Valdespino

Now, the business is expressing gratitude that part of its renaissance will take place.

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"Thank you again for your love and your support! This transition and change has been quite the challenge, and we couldn't have done it without you," Paris on Ponce wrote on Instagram this week when announcing the Healey building move.

“While we still don’t know what the future is for our original home, Paris On Ponce, we do know that we have many celebrations ahead of us and we are excited to welcome you to come see what we’re up to in a month or two,” the post reads.

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The new space will have capacity for 300 people and is expected to be up and running in March. The new phone number for the location is  470-755-8557.

In a tweet, downtown Atlanta welcomed a little bit of Paris to the neighborhood.

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