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Old Fourth Ward restaurant, Fetch, plans to incorporate new dog park

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Concept off Edgewood Avenue billed as a first for Atlanta

A unique restaurant proposal by a former Atlanta Falcons player and company wants to alleviate the pressure from Old Fourth Ward dwellers of having to choose between four-legged friends and actual friends.

In the 500 block of Daniel Street, near the intersection of Boulevard and Edgewood Avenue, a concept called “Fetch” hopes to break ground next year.

Former Falcon Garrett Reynolds and business partner Stephen Ochs applied Thursday to rezone the 1.27-acre lot in question into what they’re calling Atlanta’s first Texas-style icehouse — basically an open-air bar and restaurant. With dogs.

More specifically, plans calls for “a full-service restaurant, Airstream trailer, shipping container bar, and dog park,” reads a press release. “Fetch will have a rustic, open-air feel and will have a membership feature for its dog park to ensure the highest level of safety and maintenance.”

So it doesn’t sound like any old frothy mongrel can walk in off the street. But expect free Wi-Fi and a dog-washing station, too!

“Growing up around dogs my whole life and having a boxer myself, I always felt torn between going out with friends or going to the dog park after work,” added Ochs. “Why can’t there be a spot where you could do both? Fetch is a place where you can hang out with friends on Saturday afternoon while your dog gets to socialize and play right by your side.”

Officials said Fetch is expected to break ground in August.