The ultra-posh Marquee Club at the Fox Theatre, originally slated to open this fall, will not be complete until 2018.
A press release distributed by the theater this week cites complications uncovered during the construction process as the cause for delays.
Karen Gravel, Director of Historic Preservation for the architecture firm Lord Aeck Sargent, noted that “the construction team has to work diligently and carefully to ensure the structure of the building remains unharmed.”
The statement is ironic, given that the entire structure behind the Peachtree Street facade was removed for construction of the club. The roof and interior of the building will be replaced by a new three-story structure.
When complete, the club will bring 10,000 square feet of luxurious event space, with five bars and a rooftop terrace overlooking Peachtree Street and the theater’s signature marquee.
First announced more than a year ago, the club will draw from the Moorish design of the theater and feature intricate carved panels, plush fabrics, and jewel-toned hues.
Membership to the club, which will serve as a space to mix and mingle before shows and during intermission, won’t come cheap. Annual subscriptions will reportedly start at $2,500 and go up from there.
- Fox Theatre’s swanky ‘Marquee Club’ memberships will start at $2,500 [Curbed Atlanta]