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Downtown Chamblee project to meld contemporary art gallery with ... a distillery?

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15,000-square-foot office and warehouse space off Peachtree Road to become “Distillery of Modern Art”

A rendering of the art gallery and distillery in Chamblee.
Behold DOMA.
Renderings by BoggsVickers courtesy of Distillery of Modern Art

Chamblee’s first distillery will have an artsy side.

That’s according to backers of a concept called the Distillery of Modern Art (DOMA), which is set to transform a 15,000-square-foot office and warehouse space on tucked-away Irvandale Way, near downtown Chamblee’s quickly developing retail and antique district.

The venture owned by Seth Watson, formerly of Track Seven Events, has now been approved and aims to open this fall, officials said this week.

Beyond the craft distillery, expect a retail and exhibition space, a tasting room with bar component, and private events space.

Watson and company have tapped BoggsVickers architecture firm to design the building, which is meant to serve as a piece of amorphous art in itself.

“As contemporary art is transformative and reveals itself differently to each individual, the form of the building changes its appearance from day into night as well,” reads the official announcement.

DOMA will aim to feature local artists of all ages—established and not—in an approachable format. On the booze front, the focus will first be on distilling gin and vodka, “followed shortly by a variety of American whiskeys and distinctive liqueurs,” per a statement.

Here’s a visual preview provided this week:

A strong lineup.
via DOMA