McAlister’s Deli Coming to the Westside

westside-mcalistersThe build-out of a McAlister’s Deli started in the West Midtown Center on the corner of Northside and 17th.

This location will be the first in Atlanta and will be a new prototype and “test location” for the restaurant chain. The 3,100 square-foot space will be a new look, and residents will play a role in the brand’s future because of the feedback they will provide. There will be new menu items as well.


“We’re proudly headquartered in Atlanta and handpicked West Midtown for our new prototype because of the vibrancy and diversity of the community,” says Joe Guith, president of McAlister’s. “We’ve spent a lot of time and research finessing the experience we provide our guests and hope the community is looking forward to the new McAlister’s as much as we are.”


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Atlanta Hard Cider Co. Opening in West Midtown


The Atlanta Hard Cider Co. is opening in the Westside, with construction starting in July.

Liz and Mark Deno are opening the 11,250 square-foot production facility, and a 5,000 square-foot tasting room. The actual address is 1283 Marietta Boulevard.

The space will offer 40 taps and an outdoor patio. Atlanta Hard Cider Co. has other establishments at the Hyatt Downtown and The Roof at Ponce City Market.

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Atlanta Pinball Museum Coming to the Westside


Atlanta Pinball Museum is being built in West Midtown. It was be a $20 all-you-can-play pinball and a beer and wine lounge, with the “largest collection of [pinball] machines in Georgia.”

The Museum is being developed by Tim Hightower, a pinball enthusiast and set dresser for Georgia-filmed television and motion pictures. He launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $250,000 to open the joint.

The building is 70,000 square feet, and the exact location in Westside is yet to be determined. A “simple, one-page” tapas-style menu will be offered with a few kid-friendly eats like chicken fingers and fries.

The first 500 Atlantans that make a $1,000 pledge ahead of the Kickstarter’s expiration July 1 will be gifted a “lifetime membership” to the museum plus a guest.

Atlanta Pinball Museum could open as early as winter 2018 with an ultimate goal of collecting 6,000 machines.

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Westside’s The Works at Chattahoochee Slated for 2018

westside-atlanta-the-works-at-chattahoochee-The Works at Chattahoochee is in the “works” in Westside. The plans have been put forth by Selig Development, and include an 80-acre mixed use development that will be over 1.5 million square feet and more than 40 structures. Divided out, it will be 500,000 square feet of retail, 600,000 square feet of offices, 500 residences, a 200-room boutique hotel and 13 acres of green space.

The project is inspired by Atlanta’s rich history of creative makers, skilled artisans, and forward-thinking entrepreneurs.

The first phase of the project will be finished in 2018 and will continue into the next 5-10 years. Costing $1 billion, The Works at Chattahoochee is located on Chattahoochee Industrial Avenue in West Midtown.

Monday Night Brewing Opening Second Location in Westside

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Monday Night Brewing is planning to open a new location along the Beltline’s Westside Trail in September.

The 22,000 square foot project will be in the historic West End neighborhood. The development has a half mile of space.

Monday Night would be the first Georgia brewery to open a second location in the state. The first location opened in 2012 on Trabert Avenue in northwest Atlanta. It has become third largest craft brewery in Georgia.

The investment would be $5.5 million and would add 34 jobs. The project from Stream Realty Partners, is called Lee + White.

A new feature of the brewery will be called Garage and it will be a new tasting room accessible from the Beltline. There will also be a dog run and fruit orchard outside. Inside, the brewery will be multiple barrel-agin and souring rooms for beer making.

The Westside of Atlanta is blowing up with development. It has become such a fun place to live! If you are interested in buying a home in West Midtown, click here!

Westside Transforms from Industrial Center to Post Hot Spot


West Midtown, or the Westside, has become a hot spot for design, retail, and dining. The area was formerly an industrial center. The Westside Ironworks shopping center that was once a working foundry, is now home to posh retail space.

Founder Bradley Odom discusses the changes. “[The neighborhood] is really eclectic and draws from lots of different places, including Midtown, Buckhead, Inman Park,” he said. “Lots of really great restaurants as well as what’s starting to happen with this home furnishings district, if you will. There are a lot of really great home furnishing stores on this side of town that really complement one another.”

Real Estate guru Frank Buonanotte agrees.“What really makes the Westside so unique and so sustainable in my mind, some developer didn’t come in and knock things down and build a new building there. It happened organically,” he said. “So instead of having all new stuff that looks alike, feels alike, is boring, looks the same as everywhere else, you have buildings with a tremendous amount of character.”

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