A popular Atlanta suds maker and a New York-based food hall extraordinaire are joining what Selig Enterprises officials call a thoughtfully curated retail mix at The Works, an under-construction, adaptive-reuse district near Topgolf Atlanta.
Scofflaw Brewing—described by Selig reps as “one of the fastest growing breweries in history”—will open a 9,000-square-foot macro-brewery and tap room at The Works, meant to serve as Scofflaw’s main R&D facility (that’s research and development).
Expect a large outdoor area with games and gathering spaces and plenty of flowing Basement and POG Basement IPAs, plus exclusive releases such as high-gravity stouts, officials said.
Meanwhile, Chattahoochee Food Works will take 16,000 square feet in a prominent piece of the former warehouse district called the Makers Building.
It’s the brainchild of Robert Montwaid, of Gansevoort Consulting, who’s best known for cofounding Gansevoort Market five years ago beside Manhattan’s Chelsea Market.
Featuring food vendors, chef-driven events, a test kitchen, and artisanal market shops, the food hall will mark Montwaid’s first Atlanta venture. (His firm is in design and construction of more than 62,000 square feet of market space between Minneapolis and Chicago, per Selig reps).
The food hall is intended to anchor the restaurant section at The Works, spilling onto a quarter-mile linear park running through phase one called The Spur.
Scofflaw will continue operating its popular brewery at another Selig-owned property nearby, officials noted.
A key piece of what developers and resident groups are calling Atlanta’s Upper Westside, The Works’s 1 million square feet of industrial space has been owned by Selig for seven decades. Eventually, it could encompass 350,000 square feet of retail and entertainment, 500,000 square feet of office space, 500 residences, 200 hotel rooms, and 13 acres of greenspace.
For now, phase one’s 27 acres (with 485,000 total square feet of repurposed space) is on track to open early next year, Selig officials said in a press release.
The first new retail space in the development, a flagship for Ballard Designs, opened last summer.
Elsewhere in the Upper Westside pipeline, TQ-UWS Apartment Homes is moving forward with a 271-unit project near Crest Lawn Memorial Park. And a groundswell of houses and townhomes under construction in the area is expected to complement Westside Village, a $40 million multi-use development that aims to serve nearby neighborhoods with shops, restaurants, and residences.