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Before construction launches, developers planning huge pop-up at Pratt Pullman District

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Stuff your face and take a (legal) tour of the historic Kirkwood site before redevelopment begins

A colorful construction fence stands before an aging brick building adorned with the word “Pullman.”
The historic property and popular filming location is cloaked in redevelopment promotions today.
Sean Keenan, Curbed Atlanta

As developer Atomic Entertainment gears up to break ground on the redevelopment of long-idle Pratt-Pullman Yard, project leaders are inviting a pop-up restaurateur to host an event to signal the kickoff of construction.

On August 24, the site—now dubbed “Pratt Pullman District”—will host Kamayan Atlanta for what organizers are calling “the biggest and most expansive pop-up that Atlanta has seen in ages.”

The event should also be a win for Kamayan Atlanta, a Filipino comfort food concept that’s largely thrived in the “underground pop-up scene.”

The intent is to bring crowds of people to (legally) saunter around the historic site and explore before its next incarnation begins. Tickets cost $75, plus fees.

An former factory with large beams and graffiti on the walls.
Inside the property’s most prominent, barn-like structure.
Curbed Atlanta

“It will be our longest and biggest spread ever in the most unique and historic venue benefiting a wonderful charity [the Georgia Veteran’s Day Association] that is near and dear to our hearts and family,” Mia Orino and Carlo Gan, owners of Kamayan Atlanta, jointly said in a press release.

Atomic Entertainment leaders Adam Rosenfelt and Maureen Meulen told Curbed Atlanta in June the 27-acre Kirkwood property’s adaptive-reuse redo is firmly on track to launch this fall, following the pop-up event.

A two-story office space with wood wailings and glassy walls, in rendering.
Planned office space inside one of the 1904 buildings built by the Pratt Engineering Company.
Atomic Entertainment

The property’s expected $100 million overhaul also entails site remediation. (Contamination is among the reasons construction’s been delayed.)

Invest Atlanta officials are currently considering giving Atomic Entertainment a $950,000 loan to support the clean-up, according to the Atlanta Business Chronicle.

Once complete, the new Pratt Pullman District would feature sound stages for film production, residences, restaurants, and retail, as well as a boutique hotel and small outdoor concert venue.