Selig purchased the land, including the site of the existing Manuel’s Tavern in 2015, when the popular bar needed a series of upgrades.
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Named after DeKalb County’s longtime CEO Manuel Maloof, the tavern opened nearly 63 years ago and has long been a popular spot for nearby residents and politicians. Construction on the residential space, which sits on a former parking lot of the bar, began last year.
The tavern and townhomes are located near the Atlanta Beltline, Freedom Park and Ponce City Market.
“As newcomers make Atlanta their home, the eastern side of the city is filling up and out, real estate company Engel & Völkers founder and CEO Christa Huffstickler said in a news release. “We’re seeing a surge in demand for oncoming product that offers the lock-and-leave lifestyle young professionals are determined to experience.”
The first set of townhomes, located at the intersection of Williams Mill Road and North Highland Avenue, are available for move-in early this summer.
“Our team is focused on preserving the historic importance of the adjacent Manuel’s Tavern while creating an improved and safer environment for pedestrians and homebuyers to enjoy,” Selig’s chief development officer Steve Baile said in the news release.
As part of the development, Selig widened sidewalks on North Highland Avenue and is finishing up work on the Williams Mills Road sidewalk, a spokeswoman for the company said. Landscaping for the development will be placed in the spring.