The construction fences have come down, the hard-hatted workers have moved on, and the completion of Barcelona Restaurant's freestanding second location means that Atlanta's latest adaptive-reuse destination is complete. Only the slightest finishing touches stand between here and Barcelona's opening at Westside Ironworks, a post-industrial property turned retail hotspot that's seen $9.5 million in redevelopment work in the last two years, officials said today.
Barcelona is the final tenant to open at Westside Ironworks, capping a "curated blend" of retailers that includes fashion boutique Villa Savannah, hair stylists Toni&Guy Salon, design emporium Dixon Rye, Tom+Chee, and sushi spot O-Ku, which features a rooftop bar and impressive skyline views, officials said.
In a press release, developers stressed that the second Atlanta incarnation of Barcelona is hardly a rehash of its popular Inman Park counterpart, stating:
"Unlike the Inman Park restaurant, the design for this location features midcentury industrial elements to capitalize on the original building’s interior and fit the overall restoration character of Westside Ironworks."
Inside the 4,000-square-foot Barcelona structure, expect to find convertible glass doors that create an open-air atmosphere for outdoor dining, punctuated by Midtown skyline views. An exact opening date was not provided.
For a more extensive look, here's a photo essay we compiled a few weeks ago, as finishing touches were being applied around the Westside Ironworks conversion:
- Inside Westside Ironworks, ATL's Next Big Repurposed Thing [Curbed Atlanta]