Group behind 9 Mile Station bringing rooftop bar, diner to South Downtown

A rendering of South Downtown's 222 Mitchell building. / Rendering courtesy of Arqui300

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A rendering of South Downtown's 222 Mitchell building. / Rendering courtesy of Arqui300

The redevelopment of south downtown Atlanta continues with the addition of a rooftop restaurant and cocktail lounge from the team behind Ponce City Market’s Skyline Park and 9 Mile Station.

Slated to open in Summer 2023 at 222 Mitchell Street, Slater Hospitality’s rooftop diner will “lean into its classic persona with a modern twist,” according to a press release, including a pie bar display and “over-the-top” desserts. The adjacent cocktail lounge will have a full bar set amongst ”interior finishes and plush seating.”

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The 333,000 square-foot 222 Mitchell Street mixed-use development from investment group Newport will feature a mix of retail, restaurant and entertainment concepts. The building is located across from Hotel Row, where Slater Hospitality will open pizzeria Pizza Clementine and basement cocktail bar Thirteenth Floor. All buildings are part of Newport’s overall South Downtown development project.

“222 Mitchell has been vacant for 20 years, and this exciting partnership with Slater is helping bring back to life this part of our city so marked by history and culture,” said Newport senior vice president April Stammel in a prepared statement.

Also announced as tenants for South Downtown project are bowling alley and bar concept Pins Mechanical Company and an eatery at 235 Mitchell St. from the team behind How Crispy Express, the fried chicken pop-up that’s slated to open a brick-and-mortar location in Summerhill.

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In 2016, Newport opened an office in Atlanta and purchased 48 buildings within the South Downtown district, and four acres of mostly unused surface parking lots, which could be used for new buildings.

Brooke Dewey, executive vice president at JLL, which is managing the office leasing for the project, told the AJC in 2020 that though developers have overlooked the neighborhood for years, it contains many historic buildings that remain in good condition and include distinctive design features. It’s also near several MARTA rail stops, Mercedes-Benz Stadium and State Farm Arena.

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