It’s trendy to take an old, abandoned, yet historic building and turn it into something amazing. Just look at what’s been done in town to Atlanta’s Krog Street Market and Ponce City Market. The buildings were ripe with history, yet sat unloved until a developer came along and saw the potential in these buildings. Now, they are big draws for both Atlantans and out of towners. With both casual eateries, upscale restaurants and even beautiful living spaces at Ponce City Market, they are sought after destinations.
So, why would this destination be limited to only in towners? Surely, those that live in the suburbs would enjoy a similar spot, no? That’s what one developer thought when he decided to tear down an abandoned gas station in the historic downtown Alpharetta and turn it into a four-story commercial building with offices, shops, a restaurant and a rooftop social club.
Liberty Hall will have 9,500 square feet for a restaurant and retail, 12,000 square feet of offices, and 7,000 square feet for a social club called The Founder’s Club. The stunning Italianate architecture will blend old-world elegance with modern panache, which will offer a professional yet aesthetically beautiful office.
An owner of the building, John Adams (he is a descendent of the Founding Fathers), formed the American History Guild and the Founder’s Club. If you’ve got $7600 lying around, consider becoming a founder of this club. You’ll be privy to a select group of individuals and elegant events throughout the year.
One of the restaurant owners will be Todd Hogan, with his spot, Prairie American Kitchen & Hearth. He’s the owner of Branch and Barrel in Avalon. The restaurant will focus on comfort foods with a slight twist from the Great American West, perfect for a business lunch or dinner with the friends. The restaurant is planned for a Spring opening on the main floor with an outdoor patio.
Another fun spot will be Liberty Cigar Company. It will have a retail location on the first floor of Liberty Hall. The premium cigars are hand-crafted and designed with care in order to represent and honor the spirit of the American Founding Fathers.