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In Poncey-Highland, former Flip Burger Boutique to become dental office

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Nothing like novocaine and skyline views

In Poncey-Highland, the former HD1/Flip Burger space is pictured earlier this year.
The former HD1/Flip Burger space earlier this year.
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Good news for Atlantans who prefer their dental surgeries paired with sweeping skyline vistas!

At a prominent Poncey-Highland building where boatloads of cash were spent on renovations for restaurant concepts, a business touting itself as the “premier dental provider in Atlanta” is planning to set up shop by next summer.

Atlanta Dental Spa has bought the former Flip Burger Boutique at 664 N. Highland Ave. and is set to kick off extensive renovations, officials tell Curbed Atlanta.

Beyond the building’s planned LEED Certification, one highlight should be what officials are calling the “first-ever SkyView Operatory,” which will make use of the burger joint’s former rooftop lounge and its views of Midtown and downtown.

Atlanta Dental Spa has offices in Buckhead and Roswell and prides itself on “offering patients a relaxed, spa-like experience unlike anywhere else,” a press release states.

The building in question has been many things throughout the years.

Five years ago, Top Chef lifer and Atlanta expat Richard Blais debuted a hotly anticipated “haute dog” concept in the space called HD1, only to reincarnate the space as the fourth Flip Burger location two years later.

About a year ago, the burgers bit the dust as the building went up for sale. Representatives told Eater Atlanta the Poncey-Highland Flip Burger was too close to other locations, and cannibalization was an issue.

The Flip Burger interior.
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According to LoopNet, the building underwent nearly $1 million in upgrades before the doors opened as HD1 — and another $300,000 later went toward pimping out the al fresco roof. Configured as a restaurant, it offered about 2,200 square feet.

After years of false promises, the Flip Burger rooftop patio finally opened in 2014 and looked like this:

RENDERING UPDATE: And here’s the building’s projected future:

Courtesy of ADS